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From Ann: "One of the best Christmas presents my parents ever got me was a subscription to an artist's magazine. This was when I was a young single mom and I would never have spent the money on it myself. I didn't have it on my list — something like that would have felt too much of a luxury. Even though there was never anything in it specific to colored pencil, I pored over each issue and soaked up whatever I could and learned about composition and glazing and values and all kinds of helpful stuff. Now, years later, I am very honored to bring you a magazine like that, just for colored pencil artists. Joy to you this holiday season!"
In this issue:
Step by Step: The Captivating Caracal — Working on white vellum paper can be tricky because of the texture, but Isobel Buckley will show you how to get vellum to work with you to create this beautiful wild cat.
How Do You Store Your Pencils? - A reader asked us this question, and we thought you might wonder, too. So we passed her question along to a group of SOAR workshop instructors for their answers.
Bread and Bijoux: The Art and Storytelling of Carolyn Chua, CPSA — After a surgery, Carolyn left the corporate world to become a full-time artist. Today, her artwork, showcasing cellophane-wrapped breads, tea settings, and glittering trinkets, is pure delight for the eye.
What's New, Harry? — Here's everything you need to know about Van Gogh Colored Pencils by Royal Talens, the "hidden gems" of the colored pencil world.
The Society Page — Take a look at the stunning prize winners from the 2019 UKCPS Annual Open Exhibition.
Critique — Ann critiques "Watson the Wannabe Fire Dog" by Sandra Phillips, and explains a secret to creating convincing reflections.
Plus! Showcase, The Pencil Box, and More.
**Plus: Bonus Content not included in the print edition**
Art Lessons Learned from Walking The Cat — Carrie L. Lewis and her family recently lost their oldest cat, Thomas. As Carrie looks back on her 16 years with Thomas, she shares what he taught her about art and being an artist.
Tips to Avoid Getting Overwhelmed — the holidays are usually a busy time for artists. Corrina Thurston has you covered with some ideas for managing stress.
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Printed in the USA. Publish Date: December 2019.
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Bought for a particular article in the online magazine. Very helpful but prefer reading a hard, paper, copy rather than reading from a screen so will probably be buying them through the post in future.