175 Interview with Barb Sotiropoulos

Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: November 5, 2018

 

Topic: Interview with Barb Sotiropoulos

 

Points of Interest:

John and Lisa are chatting with Canadian artist Barb Sotiropoulos, who happens to be the Q&A columnist in the COLORED PENCIL Magazine! Listen in to hear her talk about innovation in the colored pencil world, how she pushes herself creatively, and why she has no plans to quit her day job!

 

Links Referenced

 Check out Barb’s website and blog here.

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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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173 Interview with Holly Bedrosian

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Show Notes 

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast 

 

Release Date: October 22, 2018 

 

Topic: Interview with Holly Bedrosian

 

Points of Interest

Today’s episode features John and Lisa’s conversation with colored pencil artist Holly Bedrosian. Holly shares her background in art, her artistic process, and some sage wisdom for artists searching for their signature style.

 

Links Referenced:

 

Holly Bedrosian Fine Art

 

 

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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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169 Interview with John Ursillo

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Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: September 24, 2018

 

Topic: Interview with John Ursillo

 

Points of Interest:

Today’s episode features an interview with John Ursillo, an extremely talented artist known for his work experimenting with colored pencil and solvents. John frequently works on large canvases and has over 1,000 different colors of pencils. Come here how his left-brain tendencies impact his right-brain art!

 

After you listen to the interview, head on over to John’s website to request one of his free study guides!

 

Links Referenced

John’s Website: Bear Cub Studio

Blick Premier Stretched Canvas

Krylon archival series uv protective spray

Blick Studio Artists’ Colored Pencils

The Colored Pencil by Bet Borgeson

 

 

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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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165 Interview with Ester Roi

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Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Original Release Date: August 22, 2016

 Rerun Release Date: July 16, 2018

Topic: Interview with Ester Roi

 

Points of Interest:

The long-awaited interview with artist and inventor Ester Roi is finally here! Ester describes her background in art, including her sudden immersion in colored pencil art as a profession and what led her to create the Icarus Board. You’ll love her stories about her early experimentation with heat in her art, and feel inspired by her advice to artists of every level.

 

Links Referenced:

Ester’s personal website and blog

http://www.esterroi.com/

 

The Icarus Board website

http://icarusart.net/

 

Colored Pencil Magazine—June 2016 edition, where Ester’s work is featured.

http://coloredpencilmag.com/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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RERUN 139 Interview with Morgan Davidson

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Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: January 15, 2018

 

Topic: Interview with Morgan Davidson

 

Points of Interest:

In this interview, John and Lisa chat with Morgan Davidson about her art school experience, career after graduating, and large social media following. If you’re looking to grow your career, you’ll want to tune in and learn from her experience!

 

Links Referenced:

Morgan’s Website

Morgan’s Facebook

Morgan’s Instagram

 

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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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RERUN 137 Interview with Sally Robertson

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INTERVIEW:  SALLY ROBERTSON, PUBLISHER AND CREATOR OF COLORED PENCIL MAGAZINE

Sally speaks about the origins of the magazine, her role as Editor-in-Chief, and the mission of her business.

She also talks about ways to get involved and have your art published and be seen around the world.  This exposure seems to lead to more success for the artists who have been involved in the magazine.

Links mentioned in the show:

www.coloredpencilmag.com

www.coloredpencilstudent.com

www.jerrysartarama.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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RERUN 136 Interview with Cecile Baird

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Show Notes 

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast 

Release Date: July 18, 2016 

Topic: Interview with Cecile Baird 

Points of Interest

This show discusses the dramatic still life art of Cecile Baird.   She is a 5-Year Merit Award recipient of the colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA).   

Cecile is truly one of the pioneers in colored pencil art.  Her resume is replete with many awards spanning over several years.  Her book, Painting Light With Colored Pencil, is one of the best on fundamental colored pencil techniques for both the beginner and advanced artist.  

 

In addition to her unique perspective on lighting still life she also discusses the need for the artist's to improve in their photo taking skills.   

Her love and enthusiasm for colored pencil is both inspiring and contagious.   

Links Referenced

Cecile’s website: 

www.cecilebairdart.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 . 

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134 Interview with Stan Proko

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Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: December 11, 2017

 

Topic: Interview with Stan Proko

 

Points of Interest:

If you’ve spent any time in the YouTube art community, you’ve likely seen a few videos by today’s guest, Stan Proko. Stan gives the inside scoop on how he started his wildly successful business – including the exact strategies he still uses today to create an organic following of likeminded artists. If you’re interested in growing your business, be sure to listen in!

 

Links Referenced:

Proko” website

Proko” YouTube Channel

“The Art of Aaron Blaise” YouTube Channel

“Draw with Jazza” YouTube Channel

“Cesar Santos” YouTube Channel

Mixergy Podcast

 

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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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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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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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104 Interview with Hannah Scott

Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: May 15, 2017

 

Topic: Interview with Hannah Scott

 

Points of Interest:
Hannah Scott is a copywriter and blogger who works with creative business owners to put their best foot forward online. John and Lisa talk with Hannah about the value of web content for artists and the benefit of hiring a writer rather than doing it yourself.

 

 

Links Referenced:

Check out Hannah’s writing business, Clarity & Flair:

www.clarityandflair.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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061 Interview with Cecile Baird

Show Notes 

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast 

Release Date: July 18, 2016 

Topic: Interview with Cecile Baird 

Points of Interest: 

This show discusses the dramatic still life art of Cecile Baird.   She is a 5-Year Merit Award recipient of the colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA).   

Cecile is truly one of the pioneers in colored pencil art.  Her resume is replete with many awards spanning over several years.  Her book, Painting Light With Colored Pencil, is one of the best on fundamental colored pencil techniques for both the beginner and advanced artist.  

 

In addition to her unique perspective on lighting still life she also discusses the need for the artist's to improve in their photo taking skills.   

Her love and enthusiasm for colored pencil is both inspiring and contagious.   

Links Referenced: 

Cecile’s website: 

www.cecilebairdart.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 . 

Submit an artist's name to us: sharpenedartist.com/interviewreq

 

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057 Interview with Maria Spear

Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

 

Release Date: June 20, 2016

 Topic: Interview with Maria Spear

 Points of Interest:

This week, we are talking with lawyer Maria Spear about some very important legal considerations for us as artists. We'll cover copyrights, legal terms, ownership, moral rights, contracts, and more in this informative episode.  Legal matters are something to take very seriously, so don’t wait until it’s too late to understand how they affect you!

 Links Referenced:

spear-ip.com

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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 .

Submit an artist's name to us: sharpenedartist.com/interviewreq

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056 Interview with Kerry Simmons

Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

 

Release Date: June 13, 2016

Topic: Interview with Kerry Simmons

Points of Interest:

Join us in chatting with Kerry Simmons, an accomplished New York-based artist with an extensive resume of gallery exposure. Kerry specializes in portraits, and works with a variety of mediums. You won’t want to miss this one!

Links Referenced:

-Kerry Simmons Art

http://www.kerrysimmonsart.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 .

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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 .

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045 Interview With Debbie Hook

This show highlights the expertise of Debbie Hook, an artist and framing professional with a knack for explaining concepts in a unique memorable way.

In addition to her highly-successful endeavors as an artist and instructor, Debbie owns a frame shop, and provides a wealth of knowledge on the subject throughout the interview. Be sure to listen to her valuable input on the importance of materials in your framing job for the best preservation of your piece. She also shares tips about the most cost-effective way to achieve a quality frame job utilizing the internet and local sources.

Debbie also provides her unique insider perspective on colored pencil organizations and contests, and shares about some of her personal favorite personal materials.

Links Referenced:

Debbie’s site:

www.debbiehook.com

-Several of Debbie’s specific pieces referenced on the show are linked below:

“Mat Su Valley Mountain Lake”

http://debbiehook.com/works/925110/mat-su-valley-mountain-lake

“Breaking Dawn”

http://debbiehook.com/works/1660390/breaking-dawn

“Jessica’s Dahlia”

http://debbiehook.com/works/815327/jessicas-dahlia

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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043 Interview With Nilda Rosa Rodriguez

Topic: Interview with Nilda Rosa Rodriguez

Points of Interest:

In this episode, you’ll meet Nilda Rosa Rodriguez, accomplished colored pencil artist and founder of the Colored Pencil Club. She discusses her transition from acrylics and oils to colored pencil, and the techniques she was and was not able to transfer from one medium to another. She also shares her favorite tools, supplies, and techniques—a true inside look at her unique process!

The Colored Pencils Club is Nilda’s brainchild, an online platform through which she has been offering art instruction that uses the benefit of technology to bring the expertise of multiple teachers directly to your computer. Nilda shares her business model and pricing structure, which you can also find on her website (linked below).

 

Links Referenced:

Colored Pencils Club

www.coloredpencilsclub.com


 

Giveaway!

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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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036 Interview with John Middick

Topic: Interview with John Middick

John talks about his circuitous route that eventually led to drawing and colored pencil.  He also discusses why he started the podcast and his future plans for shows and the Colored Pencil School.

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Closing

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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031 Interview with Tanja Gant

Topic: Interview with Tanja Gant (self taught colored pencil artist)

 

 

Tanja talks about her process and approach to doing portraits in colored pencil.  She works in both colored pencil and graphite.  While her work in unique and easily identifiable, she pushes and challenges herself with each new drawing.  

 

 

See more of her work and check out her extensive portfolio at:  http://tanjagant.com/

 

 

Links:

 

 

http://tanjagant.com/

 

 

http://scottwaddellfineart.com/

 

 

Closing

 

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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026 Interview with Morgan Davidson

 

Topic:  Interview with Morgan Davidson

Morgan talks about her experiences going to art school.  She earned her BFA from Ringling College of Art and Design.

She talks about what it’s like getting started with a career as an artist after school.

Morgan has built up a large media following on Instagram and Facebook.  She talks about why that is important and what it can lead to.

 

Links:

http://morgandavidsonart.com/

https://www.facebook.com/Morgan-Davidson-254723404704717/

https://instagram.com/morgandavidson/
 

As always, thanks for listening!

You can also join our Facebook group, Colored Pencil Podcast, or contact us by email at podcast@sharpenedartist.com.

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008 Interview with Sally Robertson

Interview:  Sally Robertson, publisher and creator of COLORED PENCIL Magazine

Sally speaks about the origins of the magazine, her role as Editor-in-Chief, and the mission of her business.

She also talks about ways to get involved and have your art published and be seen around the world.  This exposure seems to lead to more success for the artists who have been involved in the magazine.

Links mentioned in the show:

www.coloredpencilmag.com

www.coloredpencilstudent.com

www.jerrysartarama.com

 

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