171 - How to Stay A Beginner

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Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: October 8, 2018

 

Topic: How to Stay a Beginner

 

Points of Interest:

Want to stay a beginner forever? This episode is just for you!! John and Lisa share some surefire (tongue in cheek) advice for stunting your artistic growth, including:

1.     Keep switching mediums

2.     Never finish a project

3.     Never ask for help

4.     Skip the fundamentals

5.     Don’t sketch or draw daily

6.     Never think for yourself

 

 

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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 .

 

If you want more colored pencil inspiration, snag a FREE sample issue of the COLORED PENCIL MAGAZINE here!

 

Stay sharp!

159 Once A Beginner

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Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: June 3, 2018

 

Topic: Once a Beginner (Always a Beginner?)

 

Points of Interest:

If you’ve been an artist for awhile and you’re still at the beginner level, there’s a good chance you’ve been using one of the crutches John and Lisa discuss in this episode. Learn to push yourself, sharpen your skills, and move to a new artistic level!

 

 

Links Referenced

Sharpened Artist Beginner’s Colored Pencil Course

 

 

Ready to take your business to the next level? Check out the copywriting and blogging services at Clarity & Flair:

www.clarityandflair.com

 

Free 30-day Audible Trial:

www.audibletrial.com/cppodcast

 

 

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 .

 

If you want more colored pencil inspiration, snag a FREE sample issue of the COLORED PENCIL MAGAZINE here!

 

Stay sharp!

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.

 

 

Ready to take your business to the next level? Check out the copywriting and blogging services at Clarity & Flair:

www.clarityandflair.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 .

 

Stay sharp!

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

 

Ready to take your business to the next level? Check out the copywriting and blogging services at Clarity & Flair:

www.clarityandflair.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 .

 

Stay sharp!

106 Projects to Start with in Colored Pencil

Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: May 29, 2017

 

Topic: Projects to Start with in Colored Pencil

 

Points of Interest:
John and Lisa both have experience teaching beginning art students. In this episode, they pass along their knowledge with suggestions for projects that are perfect for someone who is getting started in the colored pencil medium—and a few projects that probably won’t end well!

 

 

Links Referenced:

 

App for Color Matching (Lisa’s Video)

https://lachri.com/art-qa-app-for-color-matching/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ready to take your business to the next level? Check out the copywriting and blogging services at Clarity & Flair:

www.clarityandflair.com

 

Free 30-day Audible Trial:

www.audibletrial.com/cppodcast

 

 

 

 

 

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 .

 

Stay sharp!

054 Interview with Jen Elslager

Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: May 30, 2016

 Topic: Interview with Jen Elslager

 Points of Interest:

Meet Jen Elslager, an artist who made the transition from using adult coloring books to creating her own colored pencil work in just one short year! Jen started with adult coloring books as a way to connect with her artist father, and tells us how she got a great introduction to colored pencil techniques (shading, color theory, etc.) in the process. Now dabbling in professional-grade supplies and techniques after a year, Jen’s journey is far from over.

 Links Referenced:

-Jen Elslager’s web site:

https://jenelslager.wordpress.com/about

 -Johanna Basford adult coloring books

http://www.johannabasford.com/

 -Creative Haven adult coloring books

http://store.doverpublications.com/by-subject-adult-coloring-books.html

 -Animorphia adult coloring book

http://www.amazon.com/Animorphia-Extreme-Colouring-Search-Challenge/dp/1910552070

-“Drawing and Painting Beautiful Faces: A Mixed Media Portrait Workshop” by Jane Davenport

http://www.amazon.com/Drawing-Painting-Beautiful-Faces-Mixed-Media/dp/1592539866

 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 .

 Stay sharp!

052 Ways To Improve Your Drawing Accuracy

Topic: Ways to Improve Drawing Accuracy

Points of Interest:

When you’re ready to take the accuracy of your drawing to the next level, there are a few steps that John and Lisa recommend taking. From the often- repeated advice (“Start with a good reference photo!”) to more unconventional ideas (“Draw upside down!”), your hosts will give you plenty of ideas to improve your accuracy at every step of your drawing.

Links Referenced:

“Sketching from Square One to Trafalgar Square” by Richard Scott

(Whoops! We incorrectly referenced the title of this book. This is the official website, including ordering information.)

http://www.sketchingfromsquareone.com/

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 .

Stay sharp!