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The Pencil Box - Featured Artists - April 2024

The Pencil Box - Featured Artists - April 2024

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—join in... View more
How I Became A Wildlife Artist

How I Became A Wildlife Artist

by Frederique HortonSix years ago I started my coloured pencil journey, one that has now led me to be a finalist in different competitions and being exhibited. But more on that soon!Looking At You, 12 x 18 inchesLet's go back to when it started, when a chance encounter with someone - who is now a very close friend - introduced... View more
March 2024 Showcase - Colored Pencil Artwork

March 2024 Showcase - Colored Pencil Artwork

The three artists featured in the March 2024 issue of COLOR Magazine Showcase share the stories behind their beautiful artwork here in our blog.  Lunch in Paris by Kimberly Karum13.5 x 10.5 inchesPrismacolor colored pencils on Stonehenge paper. Artist’s own photo. This artwork is a portrait of my mom. My mom was multi-talented. She would stay up after her six... View more
The Pencil Box - Featured Artists - March 2024

The Pencil Box - Featured Artists - March 2024

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—join in... View more
The Art Of Life And Coming Full Circle

The Art Of Life And Coming Full Circle

by Sharan MerchantOn December 31, 2023, I will have officially retired from a 40-year career in IT. Over the many years, I’ve been a computer programmer/analyst, web developer & designer, graphic designer, publication and media designer, and even done some tech support. While I’ve enjoyed most of the work, especially the design part, and constantly learning new things, I’ve never... View more
February 2024 Showcase - Colored Pencil Artwork

February 2024 Showcase - Colored Pencil Artwork

The three artists featured in the February 2024 issue of COLOR Magazine Showcase share the stories behind their beautiful artwork here in our blog.  Of the Old School by Jen Urquhart8 x 8 inchesPolychromos and Luminance colored pencils on Fabriano Artistico 640gsm HP watercolor paper. Artist’s own photo. This still life drawing came about when I saw this gorgeous ceramic... View more
The Pencil Box - Featured Artists - February 2024

The Pencil Box - Featured Artists - February 2024

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—join in... View more
My Sketchy Journey in South Africa

My Sketchy Journey in South Africa

by Lesley Martyn“I’ve joined a Saturday morning Art group for the next 4 weeks!”“What??” said my husband. “Since when are you interested in art?”This conversation was 6 years ago, almost to the day. I was feeling extremely stressed at work — we were running a large complicated Game Reserve in South Africa and I kept feeling that I needed a... View more