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Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: June 18, 2018

 

Topic: Questions about OMS

 

Points of Interest:

-Does OMS work on sanded paper?

-How do you know when it’s safe to add another layer of OMS?

-Is it possible to get a smooth effect comparable to digital art with colored pencil and OMS?

-How do you use OMS on Colourfix Painting Board?

-How do you keep your whites bright when using OMS?

 

Links Referenced

800 UArt Sanded Paper

Stonehenge Paper

Fabriano Artistico Paper

Crescent Illustration Board

Black Art Spectrum Colourfix Painting Board

 

 

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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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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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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!

 

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Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: April 2, 2018

 

Topic: Decorating Your Studio

 

Points of Interest:

Whether you work in a home studio or have an outside space, decorating your studio is important for a creative atmosphere! John and Lisa chat about organization strategies, inexpensive ways to fill blank wall space, favorite scents, and more clever ideas to make your studio an inspiring place to be.

 

Links Referenced

Honeymoon Hideaway Scentsy bar

Jet Set Go Scentsy bar

Wooden Crates

Customizable Shelves from IKEA

Paul A. Johnson Pencil Sharpener Museum

 

 

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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 .

 

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

 

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073 What Is Your Art Style?

Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast
Release Date: October 10, 2016

Topic: What Is Your Art Style?

Points of Interest:
How do you describe your art?  Do you work in realism, photo-realism, impressionism or a mix of several different styles?  John and Lisa talk about some of the inherent problems today with using some of these terms when you discuss or label your art.  Sometimes words can mean different things to different people and by not using certain descriptions you might be able to save yourself from having to  explain yourself.

Links Referenced:  No specific links today.

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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069 Skills vs Fairy Dust

Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: September 12, 2016

 

Topic: Skills vs. Fairy Dust

 

Points of Interest:

This week’s episode is full of humorous anecdotes about artists who seem to rely on magic “fairy dust” to create their art. Is this a valid approach for a professional artist? Tune in to hear John and Lisa’s experience with this fairly common perspective.

 

Links Referenced:

No outside links this week!

 

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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068 Color Theory Part 2

Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: September 5, 2016

Topic: Color Theory: Part 2

Points of Interest:

John and Lisa are back with the second installment of their two-part series on Color Theory. This time, you’ll hear a conversation on some of the more practical applications, including color matching tips (see the link for John’s webinar below), tips for achieving neutral colors (including white), and how to practice determining whether colors are warm or cool. You’ll also hear some fascinating information on color perception among different cultures.

Links Referenced:

Lisa's YouTube video on using eyedropper tool

Sharpened Artist Academy—Beginner’s Colored Pencil Course

                             **** FREE WEBINAR****

Click here to snag your spot in John’s FREE webinar on Color Matching in colored pencil.

Click here to register

 

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!

059 Social Media Etiquette

Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: July 4, 2016 

Topic: Social Media Etiquette

Points of Interest:

One of the biggest ways for artists of any medium to grow their business, create community, and find clients is through social media. If you are looking to engage in any social media platform for your business, this week’s episode will help you navigate some of the unspoken etiquette to keep you professional. Topics include:

-Infusing personality into your posts

-Appropriate post length and frequency

-What content is considered “inappropriate”

-What to say when captioning photos of your work

-Etiquette specific to groups

-….and much more!

 Links Referenced:

-Facebook

www.facebook.com

 -Twitter

www.twitter.com

 -Google Plus

www.googleplus.com

 -Instagram

www.instagram.com

 -You Tube

www.youtube.com

 -Periscope

www.periscope.tv

 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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004 Finding Your Style

Lisa and John discuss the idea of a unique style and whether that is important to try and discover.

Is a niche important?  Can it be something that you force or decide early on in your art career?

Defining what a style or niche is?

  1. A particular method or approach.  ex- an oil painter might be a palette knife painter or they paint very large or very small, etc..  

  2. Common styles would be a landscape artist, or cityscape, or portrait or pet artist.

  3. Could be a particular subject or type of art.  If you google Joseph Crone, you will quickly see that he is associated with Film Noir (nwar).  Or Cecile Baird has the distinctive look of fruit or vegetables with a backlight on the subject and usually a very dark back ground.  John Smolko has the scribble look.  Google just “colored pencil scribble”

  4. Everyone knows an Escher painting or Van Gough

Some ways to help you develop into your own style or niche:

  1. Stay calm and focused - don’t go looking for a style.

  2. Create art that moves you.  Don’t go into a particular style because someone else said to do it.  Do it because you like to create it. draw what you love!

  3. Keep making art

  4. Experiment and improve.

People can tell if your work is contrived or not authentic.

Links and websites mentioned in the podcast:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Joseph-Crone/55092049118

http://josephcrone.blogspot.com/

http://www.cecilebairdart.com/
 

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