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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

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 back, I wasn’t sure how I’d like the surface for more detailed landscapes.

After completing a couple more this year, it’s safe to say I like it! If you want a quicker way to use colored pencils without sacrificing detail or color saturation, I. . . 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. . . 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 to apply and blend color (we’ve all been there, haven’t we?) and sometimes, it means using other media for part of the drawing.

So today, I’d like to share some of my favorite video tutorials on using different kinds of mixed-media with. . . read more

Who’s your worst art critic? Be honest! It’s you, isn’t it? But it’s also true you’re the person. . . read more

Getting bright colors on a dark background can be a challenge if your favorite medium is colored pencil. The reason is simple.. . . read more




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