Go Big or Go Home

Sometimes an image just needs to be super-sized. It demands a space large enough to steal the immediate attention in the room. For us colored pencil artists this can be quite a challenge because, Lord knows, we move a bit more slowly than artists of many other mediums. Read more here.

Debra Vaccaro

Congratulations to Debra Vaccaro whos work has just been published on the Latest and Greatest page of Colored Pencil Magazine, May 2018!

Lisa Youngdahl

Lisa Youngdahl has been commissioned by Fresh Grounds to design the label for the special brew coffee designed specifically for the Water Street Studio "Art of the Blues" exhibit in June.

Lenna Hundt

Lenna Hundt won First Place at her Sun City Art Show

Pat Karczewski

Pat Karczewski's piece won the Merit Award at the DuPage Art League Members' Show!

It's ok to trace. Really.

But I'm beginning to see the light (no pun intended). Sometimes tracing just makes sense, especially if you are drawing something architectural. The building lines can get very confusing among all the grid lines! I have traced my landscape drawings because the lines are quite simple. I don't need the aid of a grid to get the skeleton of the drawing, and the interest of the piece develops with the shading and color shifts. Don't have a light box? I use my patio door with the morning sun behind it. Here Cecelia Novak places her paper on her Ipad, and wha-la! A ready-made light box! Just download the Lightbox Trace app to get started.

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