The Pencil Box - Featured Artists - March 2017

The Pencil Box - Featured Artists - March 2017

Corresponding with the art gallery that is featured each month in Ann Kullberg's COLOR MagazineThe 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 links at the bottom of this post for our Facebook group partners - join in the fun and your artwork could be featured, too!

Zoey & Quinn by Diana Fendley
16" x 20"
Paper: Strathmore 400 series cold press watercolor paper
Colored Pencils: Prismacolor, Polychromos, and Derwent Coloursoft.

I belong to The Cat Crazy Villagers Club, one of the goal of the club is to help shelter cats. I donated a free portrait as first prize for a raffle that was held to raise money for 3 animal shelters. This is the winning portrait. Zoey and Quinn are both rescue cats, very much loved by their owners.

About Diana Fendley

I have been drawing since I was about 3 years old. I am an avid animal lover, art and animals are a match for me. I am self taught, with no formal education in art. I have learned much over the years just by practice and observing other artists techniques.

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Canadian Moccasins by Anna Maria Toth
9" x 12"
Paper: Bockingford watercolor paper
Colored Pencils: Prismacolor

This artwork is part of the “Working Man” series I designed in coloring pencils. I wanted to showcase coloring pencil medium as it relates to the realistic rendering of color and texture. There are 3 images completed in this series and I have plans for a few more. Two images are featured on my Facebook page and the series will be featured on my website I am in the process of updating.

About Anna Maria Toth

I am a Canadian artist. It is thrilling to join the online art community on Facebook and connect with so many exceptional artist. Specialty groups, like the color pencil groups are particularly inspiring. At the risk of permanently damaging my hermit tendencies I am happy that I embraced social media.

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Waiting by Kirsten Walsh
11.69" x 16.53"
Paper: Bristol Board
My own photo, with permission from client.

"Waiting" was a commissioned drawing, as a Christmas gift. I really wanted to do a drawing of a dog that was lying down, chin resting with that look of patience. Leo the dog, was so playful, and was hard to take photos of him, but we persisted. I was lucky enough the light was so great that day and after an hour of being with him, and just as I was going to leave, I captured this image. It captured him perfectly. I wanted to really enhance the light and his beautiful red coat.

About Kirsten Walsh

I'm a mum of 2 girls, married, a dog lover and live in Victoria Australia. I trained as a young artist, in design and illustration, and always loved Colour Pencil. I hope to share my drawings with other people, capture a memory, and create a line of prints and cards.

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Blue by Deviprasad Chand
9" x 12"
Paper: Strathmore Bristol 400 series
Colored Pencils: Prismacolor Premier

Drawing water is always challenging. When waves, reflection and Skintone comes into the picture all together, it makes life hard for an Artist. This was a challenging reference to work on and for me it was the first time drawing water using colored pencils. I have used gamsol solvent to blend the wave section. The BLUE factor was intimidating. But I somehow managed to pull it off. My hands usually shake during drawing because of nervousness while going through minute details. To make my hands still, I used to hold my breathing for a moment. That is why I feel each and every stroke I put on the paper. On a lighter note, I was almost like not breathing during the face forehead and the goggles area. I really enjoyed drawing this piece. A small attempt to capture the vastness of the BLUE.

About Deviprasad Chand

I am a Self taught Artist (Hobbyist) and a Software Engineer by profession. My experience with colored pencils is less than a year. I decided to pick up the pencils again in my life at the age of 24 because of my interest towards the exciting Photo Realistic Art.

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These artworks were published in the March 2017 issue of COLOR Magazine.


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