168 Mixed Media and Colored Pencil

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Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: September 17, 2018

 

Topic: Mixed Media and Colored Pencil

 

Points of Interest:

Have you ever mixed colored pencil with a different medium? John and Lisa discuss the mediums they’ve tried in the past and some new mediums they’re currently working in! Share this episode with a friend or comment below on mediums you love to mix with colored pencil.

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160 Tips For Improving Your Drawing Skills

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Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: June 11, 2018

 

Topic: Tips to Improve Your Drawing Skills

 

Points of Interest:

Drawing skills are the foundation for all art, so it’s important to master them before moving on! John and Lisa talk about the best ways to improve your drawing skills. Refer back to this handy list of suggestions to remind you of their tips!

1.    Draw from life

2.    Draw in your sketchbook

3.    Draw only shapes to represent the object you’re drawing first

4.    Try timed drawing

5.    Draw things that make you uncomfortable

6.    Draw studies of smaller sections

7.    Draw from different head construction methods

8.    Trace

9.    Measure your work against itself

 

Links Referenced

Derwent graphite pencils

Prismacolor Col-Erase Pencil (brown)

 

 

 

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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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156 What are the BEST colored pencils?

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Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: May 14, 2018

 

Topic: What are the BEST colored pencils?

 

Points of Interest:

John and Lisa are constantly asked to weigh in on the great debate: what are the very BEST colored pencils? Today they’re tackling that question head-on with a discussion of a whole range of colored pencils and their merits.

 

Links Referenced

Prismacolor Premier

Polychromos Pencils

Luminance Colored Pencils by Caran D’ache

Prismacolor Premier Verithin Colored Pencils

Derwent Procolour Pencils

Derwent Drawing Set

Holbein Colored Pencils

Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor Art Pencils

Pablo Pencils by Caran D’ache

 

 

 

 

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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

 

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

 

 

 

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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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103 Creative or Copying

Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: May 8, 2017

 

Topic: Creative or Copying?

 

Points of Interest:
Many people think that photo realists are copying, and are therefore limiting their creativity. Is it possible to use photo references and be creative? John and Lisa believe so, and offer their tips for making it happen.

 

 

Links Referenced:

Google Nik Collection

https://www.google.com/nikcollection/

 

Adobe Photoshop

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

 

Interview with Cecile Baird

http://sharpenedartist.com/podcast/cecile

 

 

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093 Prepping to Teach a Workshop

Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: February 27, 2017

 

Topic: Prepping to Teach a Workshop

 

Points of Interest:

This episode is packed with relevant tips for preparing to teach a class or workshop. John and Lisa talk about choosing a location, the importance of preparing well in advance, selecting a payment method, and creating a positive vibe for your class.

 

Links Referenced:

 

Episode 027: Are You Ready to Start Teaching?

http://sharpenedartist.com/podcast/2015/11/23/027-are-you-ready-to-start-teaching?rq=teach

 

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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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065 Incorporating a Sketching Habit

Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: August 15, 2016

Topic: Incorporating a Sketching Habit

Points of Interest:

In response to a listener’s question, this episode addresses the rationale for developing a sketching habit and recommended materials, techniques, and subjects. John and Lisa have differing approaches to sketching, so you’ll hear multiple perspectives as you listen!

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!

058 Lyra Pencils

Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

 

Release Date: June 27, 2016

Topic: Lyra Pencils

Points of Interest:

In response to many requests, John and Lisa are discussing their experience using Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor Colored Pencils. Listen in for a review of:

-Color options and accuracy

-Blending and Layering abilities

-Frequency of sharpening required

-Lightfastness

-Comparison to Luminance, Prismacolor, and Polychromos

Links Referenced:

-Lyra pencils on Dick Blick:

http://www.dickblick.com/products/lyra-rembrandt-polycolor-oil-based-colored-pencils/

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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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!