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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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Flamingo

I am putting my Fritillaria aside for now to paint a flamingo. Not just any flamingo, but this month’s Monthly Challenge reference over on WetCanvas. A variety of reference photographs have been offered for May, and I chose this flamingo … Continue reading

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Apple

I am a member of an artists’ forum called Wet Canvas. Look to your right and you’ll see a link. It’s both a great and infuriating place. Great because the advice, support, challenges, and enthusiasm for the amateur and professional … Continue reading

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