199 Solving Your Problems In Colored Pencil

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 Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: April 22, 2019


Topic: Solving Your Problems in Colored Pencil


Points of Interest:

As teachers of colored pencil, John and Lisa often see the same problems coming up for their students. If you’ve ever encountered any of these issues, you’ll want to listen in for some simple solutions:

-My work looks like crayon.

-The paper tears when I’m removing tape.

-OMS makes my colors look dull.

-I keep rushing my work.

-I can’t get the whiskers/highlights/hair to really pop in my drawing.

-My work looks like a cartoon instead of realistic.

-My pencils keep breaking.

-I’m overwhelmed by all the details and don’t know where to start.

-I don’t know when I’m finished.

-I don’t know which colors to use.


Links Referenced

Brush and Pencil Products

Carl Angel 5 Pencil Sharpener

Derwent Super Point Manual

John’s current recommendation for an electric sharpener

Kum Pencil Sharpener



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