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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

 

 

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Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: May 28, 2018

 

Topic: Burnishing

 

Points of Interest:

John and Lisa talk about the burnishing technique: what it is, when to use it, ways to effectively burnish, which materials are useful in burnishing, and some of the physical effects and considerations with using this technique on a regular basis.

 

Bonus: New information about the lightfastness of the Caran d’Ache Aquarelle pencils!

Get the "Caring For Your ArtWork" document below:

 

 

Links Referenced

Interview with Cecile Baird

Art Spectrum Colourfix Pastel Paper Packs

Fisher 400 Art Paper

Stonehenge Paper

Caran d’Ache Blender Bright

Caran d’Ache Aquarelle

Chart explaining the Blue Wool scale rating for the Aquarelle pencils from Creativeartmaterials.com

 

 

 

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Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: May 21, 2018

 

Topic: How to Get Rid of Wax Bloom

 

Points of Interest:

Wax bloom is a fact of life for many colored pencil artists – especially those using Prismacolor Premier pencils as their primary medium. John and Lisa discuss their favorite temporary fixes, as well as a handful of techniques and products to banish wax bloom for good. Spoiler alert: Hairspray does NOT make the list!

 

Links Referenced

Prismacolor Premier

Icarus Art Drawing Board

Krylon Workable Fixatif Spray

Lascuax UV Protect Spray Varnishes

Prismacolor Premier Tuffilm Final Fixative

Polychromos Pencils

Luminance Colored Pencils by Caran D’ache

Derwent Drawing Set

 

 

 

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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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Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: May 7, 2018

 

Topic: Entering Art Shows

 

Points of Interest:

Many people associate success as an artist with winning competitions. While art shows can be fun and motivational, they also have the potential to be discouraging. John and Lisa share their take on entering art shows, and offer a few tips on making the most of your experience: know your goal in entering the show, research the judges’ preferences, read the rules very carefully, set up reminders to keep yourself on track, and research the host gallery.

 

Links Referenced

Google Calendar

 

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Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: April 30, 2018

 

Topic: Q and A

 

Points of Interest:

John and Lisa are answering more listener questions in today’s episode, including these:

 

-Can you speak to CP artists interested in exploring botanical or scientific illustrations?

-What makes artwork “original” when it’s based on someone else’s photograph?

-How do you protect your artwork for shipping?

-How do you get a pinpoint on the Derwent Inktense pencils?

 

Links Referenced

Glassine Interleaving Paper

The Container Store

Derwent Super Point pencil sharpener

CARL Angel-5 pencil sharpener

Westcott iPoint Halo pencil sharpener

Synthetic Hog Hair paintbrushes at Hobby Lobby

 

 

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Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: April 23, 2018

 

Topic: Caran d’Ache Museum Aquarelle Pencils

 

Points of Interest:

If you enjoyed John and Lisa’s review of the Derwent Watercolor Pencils, you’ll want to check out their experience with the Caran d’Ache Museum Aquarelle Pencils. Discussion points include: comparison to the Derwent watercolor pencils, opacity and coverage, potential lightfastness issues, and price comparisons.

Here's John's first attempt with these pencils.  Quick 2 hour sketch of an old Block Buster sign:

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Links Referenced

Lightfast Standards

Caran d’Ache Museum Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils

Fabriano Artistico 100 lb Extra White Watercolor Paper

Arches Watercolor Paper

Strathmore 500 Premium Series Ready Cut Watercolor Paper

Derwent Watercolor Pencils

CamelCamelCamel Amazon price comparison website

 

 

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Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: April 16, 2018

 

Topic: Derwent Watercolor Colored Pencils

 

Points of Interest:

In this episode, John and Lisa chat about their experiences using the Derwent Watercolor Colored Pencils – with AND without water. You’ll learn about some recommended techniques, how the pigment compares to Inktense, lightfastness, and more!

John's first attempt (test) with these pencils, "Fly Fisherman":

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Links Referenced

 

Derwent Watercolor Colored Pencils

Canson Watercolor Paper

Mudder Watercolor Brushes

Derwent Water Brushes

Fabriano Artistico Extra White Hot Press 140 pound Watercolor Paper

Price Comparison Website: CamelCamelCamel

 

 

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Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: April 9, 2018

 

Topic: Common Questions from Artists

 

Points of Interest:

John and Lisa get a LOT of questions from artists, which they often feature on Q&A shows. A handful of questions pop up over and over, so today’s episode is devoted to answering them once and for all:

-Do you have to leave the background white?

-What is meant by the term “layer?”

-How do I keep from burnishing too soon?

-Why are my colored pencil drawings so light?

-Should you work from light to dark or dark to light?

-How do I know which pencils to get first when I’m on a budget?

-What’s your opinion of Prismacolor Colorless Blending Markers?

 

Links Referenced

Prismacolor Colorless Blending Marker

 

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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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Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: March 26, 2018

 

Topic: Going Pro: Considerations for the New Full-Time Artist

 

Points of Interest:

John recently took the leap and transitioned to art as a full-time job! In this episode, he describes some of the biggest changes and challenges in his first few weeks away from employment as a desk job. Part of his new endeavors includes a dedicated Sharpened Artist Studio and Classroom space, so you’ll also learn some of the important considerations you may not have thought of when it comes to a physical location for your art business (like utilities, insurance, specialized furniture, and more).

 

Links Referenced

Website and Class Calendar for the new Sharpened Artist Studio

The Essex Studios for artists in Cincinnati

 

 

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Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: March 19, 2018

 

Topic: When You’re Never Happy with Your Artwork

 

Points of Interest:

It can be easy to fall into the trap of never (ever!) being satisfied with your artwork. Sound like you? Take a few tips from John and Lisa to gain a new perspective on your projects. Some of their suggestions include: getting feedback from other artists, changing up your routine, getting professional instruction, trying a new subject, and more!

 

 

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Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: March 12, 2018

 

Topic: When Things Go Wrong

 

Points of Interest:

Things will go wrong and some point in the middle of an art project -- it’s part of the process! Being an artist is often about problem-solving, so John and Lisa are offering suggestions for what to do when the inevitable “oops” moment strikes.

 

Links Referenced:

Adobe Photoshop

Pixlr

Paint.NET

Prismacolor Col-erase pencils

 

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Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: March 5, 2018

 

Topic: How to Be Original

 

Points of Interest:

Many artists struggle to develop their own unique style rather than just copying someone else. John and Lisa offer tips and suggestions to make it happen, including: Follow your curiosity, take notes, copy yourself, learn the importance of “what ifs,” and know the difference between inspiration and copying!

 

Links Referenced:

John Byne Fine Art

Bryan Holland Arts

Christian Lassen

 

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Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: February 26, 2018

 

Topic: Still Life Tips

 

Points of Interest:

John and Lisa are discussing a favorite topic: still life artwork! They’re covering several common mistakes and recommending some best practices related when it comes to all stages of creating a still life, including:

 

-Composition tips and angle considerations

-Choosing interesting subjects

-Best lighting options (and how to manipulate the light you’re working with)

 

 

Links Referenced:

Free Photo Taking Guide

Light reflectors

 

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Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: February 19, 2018

 

Topic: Do Private Posts Affect Your Business?

 

Points of Interest:

Private social media pages and groups don’t affect your business, right? Wrong! John and Lisa share some practical tips for navigating personal social media accounts and groups – and how they can directly and indirectly impact your business. Don’t miss these social media dos and don’ts!

 

 

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143 Facebook Changes and Social Media Concerns

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Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: February 12, 2018

 

Topic: Facebook Changes and Social Media Concerns

 

Points of Interest:             

You’ve probably heard about the latest changes to the Facebook algorithm by now. But how will those changes impact your art pages? John and Lisa are here this week to explain this and other social media “mysteries” so that you can use these platforms to your greatest advantage as an artist.

 

Links Referenced:

Facebook

YouTube

Instagram

GooglePlus

 

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Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: February 5, 2018

 

Topic: Ergonomic Art Setup

 

Points of Interest:

John and Lisa are constantly asked about the best products for an ergonomic art studio setup. Today they’re passing along their suggestions with pros and cons for products like desks, easels, chairs, lights, and more. Be sure to take these recommendations with a grain of salt. It’s important to consider your unique health situation when determining what will work best in your studio!

 

Links Referenced:

Tangkula Adjustable Drawing Desk

Wood Artist Drawing & Sketching Board

Wobble Stool

Drafting Stool with Tractor Seat

Pilates Ball

Drafting Chair

LED Art & Craft lamp with clamp

 

 

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Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: January 29, 2018

 

Topic: The Right Mindset for Success

 

Points of Interest:

Your mindset can make or break your success as an artist, so John and Lisa are offering some tips to create a mindset for success! A few highlights: focus on what matters most, avoid a victim mentality, and always ALWAYS ask yourself, “What can I do with what I have right now?” This episode is full of practical advice for getting your head in the right place.

 

 

 

 

 

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Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: January 22, 2018

 

Topic: Q and A

 

Points of Interest:

John and Lisa are back with a fresh batch of Q and A responses!

 

-Do you continue to take art classes, even though you’re professionals?

-How in the world do you come up with pricing for portraits?

-How do you get a “pinprick point” on your pencils?

-My final work looks drab – how do I make it brighter?

 

 

Links Referenced:

Colored Pencil Painting Bible by Alyona Nickelson

Derwent Super Point Sharpener by Derwent

Inktense Lightfastness Rating Chart

Colored Pencil Touch- Up Texture

Colored Pencil Titanium White

 

 

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