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CPM April Challenge – Result

The Colored Pencil magazine April Challenge has now finished and the winners have now been announced. I didn’t win – boo hoo – but I am pleased that I joined in and it has spurred me on to join in … Continue reading

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CPM April Challenge – Finished.

Here’s where we begin with the last update. The gorgeous crocuses are complete, the green blades are done and now I move onto the background. I have already decided that I don’t want to draw in a full background as … Continue reading

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Spring has sprung! CPM April Challenge

I mentioned briefly that my current work in progress was the current April Challenge over at Colored Pencil Magazine. Well, it’s underway. I decided to try out some Polydraw drafting film as a support and use Faber-Castell’s Polychromos. Drafting film … Continue reading

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Colored Pencil Magazine Challenge

Over at Colored Pencil Magazine this month’s challenge piece is a lovely slice of spring and I thought I would join in. This is the reference photograph: Pretty isn’t it? I am looking forward to doing some purples, blues and … Continue reading

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Alfie in April

It’s Day 1 of Easter break and I have completed a wee drawing I was doing of my friends’ (more like family really) Cockapoo called Alfie. I hinted at it in my last post, just his nose was done then. … Continue reading

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Snoopy the Beagle – Finished.

Private commission: Snoopy the Beagle, A4, Prismacolors on Mi-Tientes, pale grey.

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Snoopy the Beagle – In Progress

This is a private commission I have been working on. I thought you might like to see the stages. It is Prismacolors (with a Derwent White Coloursoft and some Derwent Studios for detail) on Mi-Tientes paper (pale grey). It is … Continue reading

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WetCanvas Coloured Pencil Exchange – Revisited.

I mentioned in the original post about the WetCanvas Coloured Pencil Exchange that the person drawn to create a piece for me didn’t meet the deadline. Actually, he didn’t meet the extended deadline then contacted WC member Candle to say … Continue reading

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A ‘Room with a View

Everyone loves fairy toadstools. Well, the fly agaric mushroom. I love normal mushrooms too. I know most people think fungeugh rather than funghi, but I love them. So I made them my most recent subject. Armed with Prismacolors and Stonehenge … Continue reading

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Colored Pencil Painting Bible by Alyona Nickelsen

If you can only buy one coloured pencil instruction manual, I would suggest that you invest in Alyona Nickelsen’s book, Colored Pencil Painting Bible: Techniques for Achieving Luminous Color and Ultrarealistic Effects. Nickelsen begins with the basics that we come … Continue reading

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