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The Pencil Box - Featured Artists - November 2023

The Pencil Box - Featured Artists - November 2023

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
Follow Your Heart

Follow Your Heart

by Justine WoosnamThroughout my childhood, I’ve always been passionate about animals. And not necessarily traditional pets like cats and dogs. There have been guinea pigs, mice, ponies, calves, rabbits, fish and when my family lived in Australia, parrots, magpies, and even a snake necked turtle.One of my first wildlife drawings of this amazing cheetah - Hemmingway at Cheetah Outreach, South... View more
October 2023 Showcase - Colored Pencil Artwork

October 2023 Showcase - Colored Pencil Artwork

The three artists featured in the October 2023 issue of COLOR Magazine Showcase share the stories behind their beautiful artwork here in our blog.  Good Shepherd by Tanja Gant26 x 21 inchesCaran d'Ache Luminance, Derwent, Faber-Castell Polychromos, Holbein colored pencils on Legion Lenox Cotton drawing paper.(Artist's own photo) Even before I met Shep I knew I had to acknowledge and... View more
The Pencil Box - Featured Artists - October 2023

The Pencil Box - Featured Artists - October 2023

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
Connection

Connection

by Alison AaskowImmersion in nature began as a toddler with adventures in the woods off our back garden in England and continued on in the wilderness of Western Canada when we moved there in 1978. I was encouraged to discover and play and learn no matter the weather. No curiosity was left undiscovered. I collected leaves and rocks, snails, caterpillars,... View more
September 2023 Showcase - Colored Pencil Artwork

September 2023 Showcase - Colored Pencil Artwork

The three artists featured in the September 2023 issue of COLOR Magazine Showcase share the stories behind their beautiful artwork here in our blog.  P-P-P-Papaya by Diane Harm18 x 24 inchesFaber-Castell Polychromos, Prismacolor Premier, and Caran d'Ache Luminance colored pencils on Pastelmat.(Artist's own photo) On my morning walk, I saw, over a garden wall, this papaya tree loaded with fruit,... View more
The Pencil Box - Featured Artists - September 2023

The Pencil Box - Featured Artists - September 2023

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
Coloured Pencil Art is my Mental Health Lifejacket

Coloured Pencil Art is my Mental Health Lifejacket

by Frances WalkerMy artistic journey began as a rather hyperactive toddler, refusing to take afternoon naps! My mother tells me that the only way to get me to settle down was to give me some paper and coloured pencils. She said I would spend hours drawing animals with lovely expressions! The ‘coloured pencil art seed’ was sewn!“German Shepherd Dog" (photo... View more