126 Cool Apps for Artists

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Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: October 17, 2017

 

Topic: Cool Apps for Artists

 

Points of Interest:
 

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As 21st century artists, we have some incredible tools at our fingertips—literally! Today’s episode is dedicated to the slew of phone apps that make an artist’s life easier. We’ve included all the apps we’ve referenced (with links!) below:

 

Vidstich Pro

·        https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vidstitch.pro

·        https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/vidstitch-pro-for-instagram-video-frames-collage/id716816651?mt=8

 

Snapseed

·        https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.niksoftware.snapseed&hl=en

·        https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/snapseed/id439438619?mt=8

 

PicFrame - collage IOS & Android $0.99

·        https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nz.co.activedevelopment.picframe_android

·        https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/picframe/id433398108?mt=8

 

Art Rage - drawing app IOS & Android $4.99

·        https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ambientdesign.artrage.playstore

·        https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/artrage/id391432693?mt=8

 

 

Sketchbook Pro - Autodesk I’m using the free version

·        https://www.sketchbook.com/?locale=en

 

 

Adobe Creative Cloud apps - Photoshop fix, Illustrator draw, mix, sketch

·        http://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/catalog/mobile.html

 

 

DU Recorder

·        https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.duapps.recorder&hl=en
 

 

Snagit

·        https://snagit.en.softonic.com/

 

 

Art Pose

·        https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.artware.ArtF

·        https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/artpose/id836464625?mt=8

 

Skelly

·        https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Proko.Skelly&hl=en

·        https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/skelly-poseable-anatomy-model-for-artists/id976920216?mt=8

 

SquareDroid

·        https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sergeyotro.sharpsquare&hl=en

 

Ripl

·        http://ripl.com/?utm_expid=141619055-2.A0IuvmUlTWSM51Lws3l9IA.0&utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F

 

PicSay Pro

·        https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.shinycore.picsaypro

 

Google Photos

·        https://photos.google.com/

 

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125 Small Things Lead to Big Things

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Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: October 9, 2017

 

Topic: Small Things Lead to Big Things

 

Points of Interest:
 

“People who accomplish big things did small things well.” -H. Jackson Brown

 

Many artists get overwhelmed when approaching a project by focusing on the “big picture.” John and Lisa talk about ways to make progress by focusing on one small win at a time. You’ll hear actionable ways to gain momentum in each piece--and in your career as an artist!

 

Links Referenced:

Google Drive

www.google.com/drive/

 

Dropbox

www.dropbox.com

 

Evernote

www.evernote.com

 

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John’s Twitter: @sharpenedartist

Lisa’s Twitter: @lachri

 

As always, thanks for listening! Tune in next week for more from John and Lisa. In the meantime, be sure to visit www.sharpenedartist.com for additional updates and information. You can also join our Facebook group, Colored Pencil Podcast, or contact us by email at podcast@sharpenedartist.com .

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124 Reasonable Expectations as an Artist

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Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: October 2, 2017

 

Topic: Reasonable Expectations as an Artist

 

Points of Interest:

Every artist starts out with some expectations—but are they reasonable? John and Lisa discuss some of the common misconceptions about life as an artist (especially online) and help artists at all stages come to terms with some important truths:
 

·        Yes, your artwork will be shared online.

·        Other artists will likely reach your goal before you.

·        If you’re not making money, you might not be doing business and marketing right.

·        You’re not going to be an expert just because you’ve read every book and watched every video.

·        You will get negative feedback.

 

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Lisa’s Twitter: @lachri

 

As always, thanks for listening! Tune in next week for more from John and Lisa. In the meantime, be sure to visit www.sharpenedartist.com for additional updates and information. You can also join our Facebook group, Colored Pencil Podcast, or contact us by email at podcast@sharpenedartist.com .

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123 Ten Things You Wish People Knew About Colored Pencil

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Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: September 25, 2017

 

Topic: Ten Things You Wish People Knew About Colored Pencil

 

Points of Interest:
If you ever feel like you should explain yourself to everyone who finds out that you’re a colored pencil artist, this episode is for you! John and Lisa chat about the top ten things that all colored pencil artists wish people knew about this medium.

 

 

 

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As always, thanks for listening! Tune in next week for more from John and Lisa. In the meantime, be sure to visit www.sharpenedartist.com for additional updates and information. You can also join our Facebook group, Colored Pencil Podcast, or contact us by email at podcast@sharpenedartist.com .

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122 Non-Art Tools for Artists

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Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: September 17, 2017

 

Topic: Non-Art Tools for Artists

 

Points of Interest:
Not every tool in the artist’s kit was made for artists. In today’s episode, John and Lisa share some of their favorite non-art products that make their work much easier. You’ll love these hacks!

 

Links Referenced:

Mango Body Butter

https://www.thebodyshop.com/en-us/body/body-butter/mango-body-butter/p/p000015

 

Cocoa Butter Body Lotion

https://www.thebodyshop.com/en-us/search?text=cocoa

 

Art Rage app

https://www.artrage.com/

 

Sketchbook by Autodesk

https://www.autodesk.com/products/sketchbook/overview

 

Color Grab app

http://www.loomatix.com/

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 phone or tablet

http://www.samsung.com/us/galaxy/note8/?cid=ppc-

 

Reading Glasses

 

Make-up Brushes/Sponges

 

Spring Clamps

 

3M Velcro Strips

 

Cutlery Organizers

 

Tackle Box

 

Clamp Light

 

Laptop Stand

 

Cell phone Tripod Adapter

 

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As always, thanks for listening! Tune in next week for more from John and Lisa. In the meantime, be sure to visit www.sharpenedartist.com for additional updates and information. You can also join our Facebook group, Colored Pencil Podcast, or contact us by email at podcast@sharpenedartist.com .

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121 Pro Color Tips for Colored Pencil Artists

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Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: September 11, 2017

 

Topic: Pro Color Tips for Colored Pencil Artists

 

Points of Interest:
John and Lisa share some of their top color tips, including:

-how to accurately identify the colors in your reference

-reasons to consider using a limited color palette

-why you should brush up on your color theory

….and more! Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned colored pencil artist, this episode is for you.

Links Referenced:

ArtRage app

https://www.artrage.com/artrage-ios/

 

Autodesk Sketchbook app

https://www.sketchbook.com/ios

 

Adobe Photoshop app

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/adobe-photoshop-express-photo-editor-collage-maker/id331975235?mt=8

 

Loomatix Color Grab app

http://www.loomatix.com/

 

Free 30-day Audible Trial:

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John’s Twitter: @sharpenedartist

Lisa’s Twitter: @lachri

As always, thanks for listening! Tune in next week for more from John and Lisa. In the meantime, be sure to visit www.sharpenedartist.com for additional updates and information. You can also join our Facebook group, Colored Pencil Podcast, or contact us by email at podcast@sharpenedartist.com .

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120 Scheduling Social Media

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Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: September 4, 2017

 

Topic: Scheduling Social Media

 

Points of Interest:
Did you know you can schedule your social media posts? Yes, it’s true! John and Lisa use this episode to share their tips for scheduling social media: how to create posts in batches, favorite external tools for posting across platforms, and reasons why scheduling is beneficial to your productivity.

 

Links Referenced:

Buffer: Social Media Management

https://buffer.com/

 

Meet Edgar

https://meetedgar.com/

 

 

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John’s Twitter: @sharpenedartist

Lisa’s Twitter: @lachri

 

 

As always, thanks for listening! Tune in next week for more from John and Lisa. In the meantime, be sure to visit www.sharpenedartist.com for additional updates and information. You can also join our Facebook group, Colored Pencil Podcast, or contact us by email at podcast@sharpenedartist.com .

 

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119 Facebook Groups

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Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: August 28, 2017

 

Topic: Facebook Groups

 

Points of Interest:
A listener asked about Facebook Groups for artist—should you start one? John and Lisa talk about the reasons you might benefit from a Facebook group vs. a Facebook Page. You’ll learn why some groups are successful (and others fizzle out)as well as considerations for privacy/moderation/management.

 

Links Referenced:

Guac Lock

 

Colored Pencil Podcast Facebook Group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/coloredpencilpodcast/

 

Colored Pencils for Beginners and Beyond

https://www.facebook.com/groups/coloredpencils4b/

 

 

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John’s Twitter: @sharpenedartist

Lisa’s Twitter: @lachri

 

 

As always, thanks for listening! Tune in next week for more from John and Lisa. In the meantime, be sure to visit www.sharpenedartist.com for additional updates and information. You can also join our Facebook group, Colored Pencil Podcast, or contact us by email at podcast@sharpenedartist.com .

 

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118 No Time for Art

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Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: August 21, 2017

 

Topic: No Time for Art

 

Points of Interest:
We all have life events that turn our routines upside-down, and sometimes that means we no longer have time for art. In this episode, John and Lisa discuss a few ways to work towards your art goals in small chunks of time: working on your photo editing skills, improving the ergonomics of your studio space, and tweaking your brand visuals.

 

Links Referenced:

 

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

https://lightroom.adobe.com/

 

Pixlr Photo Editor

https://pixlr.com/

 

Wacom Cintiq 13HD Tablet

http://www.wacom.com/en/products/pen-displays/cintiq-13-hd

 

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John’s Twitter: @sharpenedartist

Lisa’s Twitter: @lachri

 

As always, thanks for listening! Tune in next week for more from John and Lisa. In the meantime, be sure to visit www.sharpenedartist.com for additional updates and information. You can also join our Facebook group, Colored Pencil Podcast, or contact us by email at podcast@sharpenedartist.com .

 

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117 Derwent Drawing Pencils

Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: August 14, 2017

 

Topic: Derwent Drawing Pencils

 

Points of Interest:
John and Lisa tried the Derwent Drawing Pencils for the first time and are coming to you in this episode with their results. You’ll hear about the lightfastness, color options, and sharpening considerations, along with recommendations for most effective use.

 

Spoiler alert: John and Lisa LOVE these pencils!

 

Links Referenced:

Derwent Drawing Pencils

 

Strathmore 500 Series Ready Cut Watercolor paper

John's first attempt with these pencils.  4x6, on Strathmore ready cut watercolor paper, hot pressed.

John's first attempt with these pencils.  4x6, on Strathmore ready cut watercolor paper, hot pressed.

 

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Lisa’s Twitter: @lachri

 

As always, thanks for listening! Tune in next week for more from John and Lisa. In the meantime, be sure to visit www.sharpenedartist.com for additional updates and information. You can also join our Facebook group, Colored Pencil Podcast, or contact us by email at podcast@sharpenedartist.com .

 

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116 Going Back to the Basics

Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: August 8, 2017

 

Topic: Going Back to the Basics

 

Points of Interest:
John and Lisa receive plenty of questions from aspiring artists who have problems related to some of the drawing basics. In this episode, your hosts discuss some of the common problems they see and specific action steps to correct those issues.

 

 

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As always, thanks for listening! Tune in next week for more from John and Lisa. In the meantime, be sure to visit www.sharpenedartist.com for additional updates and information. You can also join our Facebook group, Colored Pencil Podcast, or contact us by email at podcast@sharpenedartist.com .

 

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115 Water Soluble Graphite

Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: July 31, 2017

 

Topic: Water-Soluble Graphite

 

Points of Interest:
In this episode, John and Lisa discuss their experiences using Water-Soluable Graphite in colored pencil projects: techniques, supplies, and more! Be sure to check out the links section for many of the specific products mentioned. If you try water-soluble graphite, be sure to show us your work!

 

Links Referenced:

Water-Soluble Pencil: Graphite Aquarelle

Fabriano Artistico Watercolor Paper

ArtGraf Water-Soluble graphite

 

https://www.brushandpencil.com/Store-Colored_Pencil_Painting_Portraits.html

Creative Colored Pencil Workshop book

 

Free 30-day Audible Trial

 

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John’s Twitter: @sharpenedartist

Lisa’s Twitter: @lachri

 

As always, thanks for listening! Tune in next week for more from John and Lisa. In the meantime, be sure to visit www.sharpenedartist.com for additional updates and information. You can also join our Facebook group, Colored Pencil Podcast, or contact us by email at podcast@sharpenedartist.com .

 

Here's some of John's quick attempts with the medium:

 

 

 

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114 Interview with Will Stoller

Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: July 24, 2017

 

Topic: Interview with Will Stoller

 

Points of Interest:
John and Lisa are joined in this episode by Will Stoller of Unmask Art. Will discusses his circuitous path to colored pencil art, the reason he chose to use YouTube as his primary platform, and recommendations for setting (and reaching) your goals as an artist. Be sure to check out his channel using the links below!

 

Links Referenced:

Unmask Art YouTube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc200efazooi-bz2TQ1_Nuw

 

Final Cut Pro video editing software

https://www.apple.com/final-cut-pro/

 

The camera Will uses to create his YouTube videos:

Canon 70D Digital Camera

 

10 Minute Painting Challenge video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdpM4xWoDpk

 

Proposal video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sy6LA8TZ064

 

Drawing Journal: “Thank You!” video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fllLp7xPLcM

 

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John’s Twitter: @sharpenedartist

Lisa’s Twitter: @lachri

 

As always, thanks for listening! Tune in next week for more from John and Lisa. In the meantime, be sure to visit www.sharpenedartist.com for additional updates and information. You can also join our Facebook group, Colored Pencil Podcast, or contact us by email at podcast@sharpenedartist.com .

 

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113 Faster Colored Pencil

Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: July 17, 2017

 

Topic: Faster Colored Pencil

 

Points of Interest:
John and Lisa detail a long list of ways to speed up your colored pencil drawing, including recommended materials, techniques, and additional supplies that will save your precious time.

 

Links Referenced:

Paint.net

www.getpaint.net

 

Adobe Photoshop Fix app

http://www.adobe.com/products/fix.html

 

Photoshop Express

http://www.photoshop.com/products/photoshopexpress

 

Snapseed

https://snapseed.en.softonic.com/iphone

 

Interview with Ester Roi
https://sharpenedartist.com/podcast/ester

 

Powder Blender and Texture Fixative

https://www.brushandpencil.com/Store.html

 

Creative Colored Pencil Workshop (book)

https://www.amazon.com/Creative-Colored-Pencil-Workshop-Exercises/dp/1581808186

 

 

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John’s Twitter: @sharpenedartist

Lisa’s Twitter: @lachri

 

As always, thanks for listening! Tune in next week for more from John and Lisa. In the meantime, be sure to visit www.sharpenedartist.com for additional updates and information. You can also join our Facebook group, Colored Pencil Podcast, or contact us by email at podcast@sharpenedartist.com .

 

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112 Derwent Procolour and Lightfastness

Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: July 10, 2017

 

Topic: Derwent Procolour and Lightfastness

 

Points of Interest:
John and Lisa have a full review planned for the new Derwent Procolour Pencil line, but today they discuss one of the biggest issues with these pencils: the low lightfast ratings of a large percentage of the colors. If you’re interested in ordering these pencils, listen to this episode to find out which colors you can use without hesitation and which ones you may want to think twice about.

 

Links Referenced:

Procolour Pencils

https://www.derwentart.com/en/gb/7797/procolour-pencils

 

 

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John’s Twitter: @sharpenedartist

Lisa’s Twitter: @lachri

 

As always, thanks for listening! Tune in next week for more from John and Lisa. In the meantime, be sure to visit www.sharpenedartist.com for additional updates and information. You can also join our Facebook group, Colored Pencil Podcast, or contact us by email at podcast@sharpenedartist.com .

 

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111 Should You Keep Your Day Job?

Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: July 3, 2017

 

Topic: Artists: Should You Keep Your Day Job?

 

Points of Interest:
John and Lisa have received many questions from artists who are wondering about the right time to quit their day jobs. In this episode, you’ll hear candid stories from both hosts and sage advice about the big decision to make art a full-time career.

 

Links Referenced:

Will Stoller: Unmask Art

https://www.youtube.com/user/UnmaskArt/videos

 

Beginner’s Colored Pencil Course

http://sharpenedartistacademy.teachable.com/p/beginnerscpcourse

 

Cafepress

http://www.cafepress.com/

                    

Merch by Amazon

https://merch.amazon.com/landing

 

 

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John’s Twitter: @sharpenedartist

Lisa’s Twitter: @lachri

 

 

As always, thanks for listening! Tune in next week for more from John and Lisa. In the meantime, be sure to visit www.sharpenedartist.com for additional updates and information. You can also join our Facebook group, Colored Pencil Podcast, or contact us by email at podcast@sharpenedartist.com .

 

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110 How to Get in the Mood to Draw

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Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: June 26, 2017

 

Topic: How to Get in the Mood to Draw

 

Points of Interest:
Sometimes you’re just not in the mood to draw, but John and Lisa have a list of tips to help tackle your project! From knowing your ideal environment to looking for new sources of inspiration, you’ll be ready to get yourself in the mood to draw again after this episode.

 

Links Referenced:

Google Arts & Culture

https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/beta/

 

Colored Pencil Magazine

http://coloredpencilmag.com/

 

 

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John’s Twitter: @sharpenedartist

Lisa’s Twitter: @lachri

 

As always, thanks for listening! Tune in next week for more from John and Lisa. In the meantime, be sure to visit www.sharpenedartist.com for additional updates and information. You can also join our Facebook group, Colored Pencil Podcast, or contact us by email at podcast@sharpenedartist.com .

 

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109 Winsor & Newton Pigment Markers

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Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: June 19, 2017

 

Topic: Winsor & Newton Pigment Markers

 

Points of Interest:
John & Lisa discuss their experiences using the new Winsor & Newton Pigment Markers. You’ll learn what to look for when purchasing the markers in-store; suggestions for blending, mixing, and pigment removal; and which papers to avoid when using the markers.

 

Links Referenced:

Winsor & Newton website:

http://www.winsornewton.com/na/pigment-marker

 

Winsor & Newton products at Dick Blick:

https://www.dickblick.com/products/winsor-and-newton-pigment-markers/

Yupo paper by Legion

 

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John’s Twitter: @sharpenedartist

Lisa’s Twitter: @lachri

 

As always, thanks for listening! Tune in next week for more from John and Lisa. In the meantime, be sure to visit www.sharpenedartist.com for additional updates and information. You can also join our Facebook group, Colored Pencil Podcast, or contact us by email at podcast@sharpenedartist.com .

 

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108 Lightbulb Moments

Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: June 12, 2017

 

Topic: Lightbulb Moments in Colored Pencil

 

Points of Interest:
John is joined in this episode by guest host Cecilia Kinzie, founder of the popular Facebook group Colored Pencils 4 Beginners and Beyond. They discuss a broad range of “lightbulb moments” in their artistic careers: tools, techniques, and tips that were total game-changers. Do YOU have a lightbulb moment? Share it in the comments!

 

Links Referenced:

Colored Pencil for Beginners and Beyond (Facebook Group and website)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/coloredpencils4b/

http://coloredpencils4b.com/

 

Sharpened Artist Academy—Beginner’s Colored Pencil Course

 

Ester Roi’s Interview on The Colored Pencil Podcast

 

Tracy Frein Fine Art

https://tracyfrein.faso.com/

 

 

Products Mentioned:

Stonehenge Paper pads and individual sheets

Gamsol Solvent

Scrubber Brushes (Cecilia loves size 2)

Icarus Drawing Board

Sanded Paper

Drafting Film

Pastel Grounds

Pan Pastels

Tombow MONO Sand Eraser

 

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107 Colored Pencil Painting Outdoors

Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: June 5, 2017

 

Topic: Colored Pencil Painting Outdoors

 

Points of Interest:
If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at colored pencil painting outdoors, this is the episode for you! John and Lisa describe their personal experiences drawing “en plein air” and share their insight. You’ll learn what supplies to take (including a few unexpected items), what challenges to consider, and why you should always carry a business card.

John's quick drawing after a 40 minute session.  Step 2 will be to fill in more details and add more to the elements already there.

John's quick drawing after a 40 minute session.  Step 2 will be to fill in more details and add more to the elements already there.

The following video was John's second experience drawing “en plein air” about a week later.

 

Links Referenced:

French Style Easel – This easel is sturdy, portable, and has plenty of space to store supplies while you work.

Polychromos Colored Pencils - They come in a 12 set, 24, 36, 60 or 120.  For painting colored pencil en plein air John recommends at least a 24 set. 

Inktense Colored Pencils

Sanded papers - Fisher 400, and UART Sanded paper

Sanded eraser

Waterbrush 6 pc set

Prismacolor blending marker

 

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