Hello Everyone and Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a chance to rest over the holidays. I for one got my real first vacation in almost a year and it was glorious! Taking time to rest and recharge is critical for everyone, not just small business owners who still have full-time jobs! This past … Continue reading 2020 is in Focus
When I started writing for COLORED PENCIL Magazine in 2016, I would have been happy if it had lasted even a couple months nevermind almost 4 years! Fast forward to now and I have a new book coming out that is a "Best of" collection of the articles I've written for the magazine in that … Continue reading My Best of Q&A Book is Coming!
Hey Everyone! I recently did an interview on the Sharpened Artist Podcast with John Middick and Lisa Clough of Lachri Fine Art. The interview aired today and was so much fun! Many of you who have been following me here might not know how I got started with colored pencil or writing for Colored Pencil … Continue reading Sharpened Artist Podcast Interview
Hey Everyone! I have some exciting news to share with about a project I've been working over the last month. I partnered with American art supply store chain Jerry's Artarama and COLORED PENCIL Magazine to create a mixed media demo using products from the SoHo Urban Artist line of products. These products are available exclusively … Continue reading SoHo Urban Artist Project
Hey Everyone, In today's process post, I'm going to show you how I take an idea from a quick thought sketch to the finished illustration. I decided to push myself one step further for my article in this month's COLORED PENCIL Magazine by doing illustrations to accompany my topic on how to determine which art … Continue reading Bringing Scribbles to Life
Working to perfect your skills as an artist is a challenge. Trying to find a way to do that on your own with challenging subject matter, the support of a group of international artists of all skill levels and for FREE... is quite another. The COLORED PENCIL Magazine monthly challenge has been a significant part … Continue reading Even Good Things Must Come to an End