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One thing every colored pencil artist can agree on that colored pencils are a slow medium. There’s just no way around it. If. . . read more

When your medium is capable of making only a limited number of stroke types, and you make art by layering marks, you need to get. . . read more

Every artist across the ages has spent at least part of their early years looking for the perfect drawing or painting method. Some continue that search all their artistic lives. I don’t know if it’s the artistic personality, or something else, but there always seems like there could be a better way.

I’m no different. In the 40-plus years I was an oil painter, I. . . read more

Over the course of the last couple of weeks, we’ve looked at drawing a landscape on sanded art paper. I began the series by. . . read more

Last time, I began a tutorial showing you how to draw a landscape on sanded art paper. In that article, we worked through the. . . read more

Spring’s on the way! As the seasons change, many artists also sense a shift in their focus and goals. We’re more energetic, more aware, more responsive. The sights of a "new" earth can inspire poetry, even if we think we’re not poets!

Whether you’re on the West Coast (like me, where winters aren’t so harsh) or the East Coast (where 6 feet of snow is no longer delightful). . . read more

Last summer I did a lot of experimenting with colored pencil on sanded art paper. Despite having done a piece or two a few years. . . read more

Are you trying watercolors for the first time? If so, here are 5 tips to kickstart your watercolor painting experience: 1. Start. . . read more

Ever wonder what's the most difficult—and most time consuming—part of a landscape to draw? If you’re like me, it’s the grass. Even if your composition only has a small grassy area, it can seem to take years to get it finished, and get it right.

So anytime I find a different way to draw grass, I sit up and take notice. And since I know I’m not the only colored pencil. . . read more

In today’s article, I want to show you step-by-step how to draw a lush forest of trees on sanded art paper. What? Sanded art. . . read more

Colored pencil artists are always looking for ways to speed up their creative process. Most often, that means finding faster ways. . . read more




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