Draw My Demo Show

Draw my Demo Colored Pencil Art Competition

FINAL SHOW
Click on any image to view full size and make sure to read the judges comments
at the bottom of this page. Congratulations Winners!

 

A Complete Guide to Cats in Colored Pencil

Sunshine At The Windowsill
by Judith Hamilton

Majestic
by Urvashi Patel

Hear Me Roar
by Teresa Cope

Hear Me Roar
by Brooke Simpson

* WINNER *
The Aristocats
by Carol Mack

Sunshine At The Windowsill
by Cynthia Embree-Lavoie


A complete guide to Horses in colored pencil.

Nana and Trey
by Lori Willis

Esme
by Kathleen Smith

*WINNER*
Nana and Trey

by Kathleen Smith

Annie
by Judith Hamilton

Nana and Trey
by Teresa Cope

 

 

 

Learn how to draw flowers with colored pencils

Blue Orchid
by Ashok Shah

Pansies
by Diane Plum

Red Tulips
by Kathleen Smith

Birds of Paradise
by Kathleen Smith

Cranesbill (Geranium)
by Robert Reid

Blue Orchid
by Teresa Cope

* WINNER *
Cherry Blossom

by Kim Holden

Pink Tulips
by Marion Brown

Birds of Paradise
by Heather Sidock

 

Ever tried colored pencil art on black paper?

Bay Horse Study
by Alison Smith

Gerbera
by Virginia Craig

Ballerina
by Carol Doran

Tropical Island Sunset
by Alison Smith

* WINNER *
Bay Horse Study
by Carol Doran

Gerbera
by Kathy Collinson

Ballerina
by Ronald Shepard

Bay Horse Study
by Kathleen Smith

Ballerina
by Liz Cowdery

Bay Horse Study
by Ruth Paul

Peacock
by Judith Hamilton

Ballerina
by Carol Mack

Ballerina
by Joy Rhodes

Bay Horse Study
by Joy Rhodes

Tropical Island Sunset
by Helen Lucak

Bay Horse Study
by Ronald Shepard

 

Gerbera
by Judith Hamilton

 

 

 


Draw Portraits by Ann Kullberg is a best selling guide for CP artists

Little Wary One
by Julie Maguire

Serenity
by Colin Goodgroves

In-Between The Rains
by Julie Maguire

Little Wary One
by John Irvine

After The Storm
by Nancy Thomas

*WINNER*
Serenity
by Joy Rhodes

In-Between The Rains
by Ursula Howard

Little Wary One
by Ceil VanWinkle

 

 

Judges Comments:


 
Gemma Gylling
Author and Judge for CP Cats

"I believe that Carol did a fantastic job at creating the two black cats. Black fur isn't the easiest thing to create and yet she nailed it! I love how she was able to add all of the colors in the black fur and not be tempted to over do the color black, you can really see the shine of the fur. I love how she recreated the eyes, they seem to just draw you in and make you want to get lost in those eyes. Well done Carol, keep up the great work!!"
Cynthia Knox
Author and Judge for CP Horses & CP Florals

"Each one of the entries from the CP Horses book is beautiful, and I appreciate that Ann has given us all an opportunity to enjoy them! The horses were all rendered expertly, and the artists' individual styles showcase their unique talents. The winner of this competition is Kathleen Smith because of the level of detail I observe in the mare's veins, forelock, and eye. It is challenging to create three-dimensional features on an otherwise smooth face, and Kathleen has achieved that, especially with the veins and the eye. The mare's forelock is exquisite with its layered streaks of color, and the eyelashes are subtle and realistic. Congratulations to each artist for creating such beautiful artwork and to Kathleen for her winning piece!"

"The entries from CP Florals are diverse and gorgeous! Each artist has done a spectacular job recreating difficult artworks from the book. The winner of this competition is Kim Holden because of her seamless color transitions. While there are several pieces that are exceptional in this regard, I feel that Kim accomplished this best with the challenging background and multi-layered petals. Congratulations to each artist for creating such beautiful artwork and to Kim for her winning piece!"
Amy Lindenberger
Author and Judge for CP Surfaces: Black Paper

"When I see jury result statements from competitions where I submit my work, I always chuckle when I read what a difficult time the judge had in selecting entries due to the high quality of the submissions—the statement is made so often it just seems trite. But now finding myself in the position of judge, I can say in all honesty that it really WAS difficult! The submissions were quite strong and I liked different ones for different reasons. Having to choose just one, however, I was moved to select Bay Horse Study by Carol Doran. What I find so appealing in this entry is the pencil control Carol exhibits: it's obvious that she is using a very sharp pencil, working in a careful scumbling stroke and carefully adjusting her pressure to create strong value and intensity ranges. She has also successfully captured the feel of the longer strands of fur in the mane and the shorter ones between the eyes. And finally, she has been mindful of carefully removing her transfer lines as needed so as to avoid the look of "outlining" that can occur and diminish the realistic quality of the end result. Very nicely done, Carol!"
Ann Kullberg
Editor and Judge for Draw Portraits in Colored Pencil

"How to choose? So many really skillfully drawn demos. I stared and stared at them all, wondering how I could possibly choose just one when each has something utterly lovely? In the end, I felt that Joy Rhodes chose a particularly difficult demo to draw and she captured the drawing, expression and values so well. Skin tones are hard enough without throwing in the blues and purples in this portrait, but Joy rendered them beautifully, as well as the soft background and fabric."