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How My Passion For Color Pencil Became An Obsession

How My Passion For Color Pencil Became An Obsession

by Kitty Dodd Colored Pencil. A thin round of color encased in a wooden sheath. Simplicity. An object that I never thought would be so addictive, so soul satisfying, and would completely change my art. “Artsy” since birth, I am told, I was fortunate to attend many art classes in Michigan while growing up. We lived 2 blocks from the Detroit... View more
January 2021 Showcase - Colored Pencil Artwork

January 2021 Showcase - Colored Pencil Artwork

Below, the three artists featured in the January 2021 issue of COLOR Magazine Showcase share the inspiration behind their artwork for our blog. Learn the story behind each of these lovely pieces of art.   Treasures by Teddi Bandt12 x 16 inchesPrismacolors on suede mat board (Photo by Denise McQuillan.) The warm, rich hues of the pots on the weathered... View more
The Pencil Box - Featured Artists - January 2021

The Pencil Box - Featured Artists - January 2021

Corresponding with the art gallery that is featured each month in Ann Kullberg's COLOR Magazine, The Pencil Box blog series will give artists a bit more space to share insight and inspiration about their colored pencil art. Make sure to check out FB group links at the bottom of this post. Call for entry is posted every month in participating Facebook groups -... View more
I May Only Imply

I May Only Imply

by Thomas SciaccaAs a professional illustrator since 1984, my job was (and is) to be an effective communicator. To create images that catch and hold the attention of readers and viewers, while conveying some clear message related to the article, book, show, or product. The more I’ve done this, the greater my appreciation for communicating clearly and directly, with as... View more
December 2020 Showcase - Colored Pencil Artwork

December 2020 Showcase - Colored Pencil Artwork

Below, the three artists featured in the November 2020 issue of COLOR Magazine Showcase share the inspiration behind their artwork for our blog. Learn the story behind each of these lovely pieces of art.   Three Jars by Tom Strutton9.5 x 15 inchesPolychromos on Daler-Rowney smooth heavyweight paper (Artist's own photo) My passion is rich colors coupled with values that... View more
The Pencil Box - Featured Artists - December 2020

The Pencil Box - Featured Artists - December 2020

Corresponding with the art gallery that is featured each month in Ann Kullberg's COLOR Magazine, The Pencil Box blog series will give artists a bit more space to share insight and inspiration about their colored pencil art. Make sure to check out FB group links at the bottom of this post. Call for entry is posted every month in participating Facebook groups -... View more
Sticking With What Inspires Me

Sticking With What Inspires Me

by Sean JohnsonThere are many art mediums to choose from; acrylics, the ever classic oil on canvas, watercolor on paper, pastel, pottery, sculptures… and then there is Colored Pencil. Colored Pencil don't always rank on the top of people's lists when they are looking for something to decorate their walls with. So, what keeps me creating with colored pencil when... View more
November 2020 Showcase - Colored Pencil Artwork

November 2020 Showcase - Colored Pencil Artwork

Below, the three artists featured in the November 2020 issue of COLOR Magazine Showcase share the inspiration behind their artwork for our blog. Learn the story behind each of these lovely pieces of art.   Potable Autumn by Maryann DellaRocco17 x 12 inchesPolychromos and Prismacolor on Stonehenge paper (Artist's own photo) Potable Autumn is the first distorted/abstract colored pencil artwork... View more