QandA

100th Episode Live

Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: April 17, 2017

 

Topic: 100th Episode LIVE!

 

Points of Interest:

It’s the 100th Episode! John and Lisa recorded and broadcasted live, and we’ve made the playback available for you today. Thank you for your support over the past 100 episodes—YOU are the reason for the show’s success, and we couldn’t be more grateful! Here’s to 100 more.

 

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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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096 Q and A

Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: March 20, 2017

 

Topic: Q and A

 

Points of Interest:

More questions, more answers! The month-long Q and A continues as John and Lisa chat about these topics:

-How should you sign your artwork?

-When did you feel you were qualified to teach art?

-How long did it take you to begin taking commissions?

-What are the best ways to market your business?

 

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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094 Q and A

Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: March 6, 2017

 

Topic: Q and A

 

Points of Interest:

It’s the first Q and A session for the month of March! Check out the list of questions to see if yours is featured:

-How do I create variation with one color?

-Is there a difference in the finish of Stonehenge pads vs. single sheets?

-What colored pencil do you use to draw out your picture before adding color?

-Do sample packs of paper exist to try different options?

-What good books have you read lately?

 

Links Referenced:

Col-Erase Pencils

http://www.dickblick.com/products/prismacolor-col-erase-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 .

 

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079 Q and A

Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: November 21, 2016

Topic: Q and A

Points of Interest:

It’s Q and A time again! This time around, we’ll be addressing these questions:

-What colors should be used for skin tones, and how do you blend them?

-How can I avoid comparing myself to newer artists who are better than me?

-Can you use watercolor pencils as a base?

-How can I avoid scratch lines on my finished piece?

Links:

Lisa’s Instructions for Color Matching:

http://lachri.com/tag/color-matching/

Luminance Colored Pencils (affiliate link):

 

Lisa’s Twitter: @lachri

John’s Twitter: @sharpenedartist

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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063 Q and A

Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: August 1, 2016 

Topic: Q and A

Points of Interest:

You asked, we answered! Take a listen to see if one of your questions was covered in this week’s episode:

 -Can you blend colored pencil without using paint thinner?

-What are the best ways to use colored pencil on canvas?

-How do you get a good point without sharpening the pencil away?

-How can you get realistic fur texture in your drawing?

-How much practice time is needed to “get good”?

-How do you create a true black color?

-…and more!

 Links Referenced:

-The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

http://charlesduhigg.com/the-power-of-habit/

 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!

062 Q and A

Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: July 25,2016

 Topic: Q and A

 Points of Interest:

 It’s another round of YOUR questions answered:

 -Why don’t you do more interview shows?

-Should Inktense pencils be used for archival work if they aren’t lightfast?

-Can pastels and colored pencils be layered?

-How did you decide on colors for each piece when you first started as a colored pencil artist?

-How do you choose which colors to blend?

 Links Referenced:

-We made a brief reference to books of a certain age as being acid-free and therefore appropriate for archival work. Here is an interesting article discussing how different types and ages of paper deteriorate:

https://www.loc.gov/preservation/care/deterioratebrochure.html

 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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055 Q and A

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Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: June 6, 2016

Topic: Q and A

Points of Interest:

John and Lisa took to Facebook to solicit your questions, and address a wide variety in this week’s episode:

-What is your earliest memory of creating art?

-Have you ever used suede mat board?

-How do you feel about embossing/denting tools?

-Do you ever use pastels for backgrounds?

-How do you know which colors make the best undercolors?

-How do you use solvents to blend?

-What are the best solvents?

 Links Referenced:

-Wendy Lane Art

https://www.facebook.com/wendylayneart/

 -Lisa’s video on Using Solvents to Blend Colored Pencil

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M170h3WSHMI

 -Gamsol Odorless Mineral Spirits

http://www.dickblick.com/products/gamblin-gamsol-odorless-mineral-spirits/

 -Mona Lisa Odorless Paint Thinner

http://www.amazon.com/Mona-Odorless-Paint-Thinner-16-ounce/dp/B00279I7JS?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0

 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!

034 Colored Pencil Question and Answer Show

Topic:  Question and Answer Show

This week John and Lisa answer some of the questions you submitted to us!  If you’d like to submit a question that may be potentially featured here on the show, just write to us at podcast@sharpenedartist.com  or complete the online form at http://sharpenedartist.com/qanda

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