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Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: March 4, 2019

 

Topic: Q and A

 

Points of Interest:

Back to the list of listener questions today! (Can you tell we’ve had a lot of questions lately?) John and Lisa love speaking directly to the issues that you’re currently experiencing:

 

-Does the colored pencil community value realism over abstract styles?

-How do I get an opaque white in my drawing?

-Any tips for pain-free drawing with rheumatoid arthritis?

-How do you fix mistakes in colored pencil?

-Do paper choices differ depending on the pencils or subject matter?

-What exactly is considered a “layer”?

 

 

Links Referenced:

Faber Castel Perfection eraser

Stonehenge Paper (individual sheets and pads)

Fabriano Artistico Watercolor Paper

Arches Hot Press Watercolor Paper

Canson Mi-Teintes Paper

 

 

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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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Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: February 25, 2019

 

Topic: Q and A

 

Points of Interest:

The questions in today’s episode are about the use of specific materials. John and Lisa weigh in!

 

-Is there a risk of plastic sheets sticking to the pencil in an art portfolio?

-Do you have a black eraser you use on black paper?

-Is there a non-toxic, natural alternative to OMS for kids or those with allergies?

 

Links Referenced:

Tombow Mono eraser

 

 

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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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Stay sharp!

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Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: February11, 2019

 

Topic: Q and A

 

Points of Interest:

 

You’ve got questions, John and Lisa have answers! This week’s episode features these listener-submitted Q’s:

 

-Are my colors getting lighter, or is it my imagination?

-Should I use a brand of colored pencils that don’t have lightfast ratings?

-Can you learn more in a group session vs. individual sessions?

-Can I use a water-based medium under oil or wax based pencils?

 

Links Referenced:

Bruynzeel Design Colored Pencils

 

 

 

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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!

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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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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!

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Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: December 18, 2017

 

Topic: Q and A

 

Points of Interest:

You love asking questions, and John and Lisa love answering them! This episode features the answers to these listener-submitted

 

-How do you avoid a grainy/gritty look with colored pencil painting?

-Which side of Stonehenge paper should I be using?

-What advice do you have for someone transitioning to art as a full-time job?

 

 

Links Referenced:

Brush and Pencil Art Group on Facebook

UArt Premium Sanded Pastel Paper (Lisa likes 500 grit; John prefers 600 or 800 grit)

Fisher 400 Sanded Paper

Stonehenge Paper

 

 

Have a question you’d like to hear featured in a future episode? Submit to John and/or Lisa here:

www.sharpenedartist.com/qanda

www.lachri.com/faq

 

 

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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!