Sharpened Artist

207 Q and A

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 Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: June 17, 2019

 

Topic: Q and A

 

Points of Interest:

It’s Q and A time again! Here are the questions John and Lisa are tackling in this episode:

 

-How do I make black Polychromos look rich and vibrant?

-What are some techniques for creating whiskers?

-What is the best way to improve when drawing animal anatomy?

-What is the reason for the surge in interest in colored pencil art in recent years?

 

Links Referenced

Colored Pencil Touch Up Texture

Colored Pencil Titanium White

Derwent Lightfast Colored Pencils – 72 set

 

 

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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!

177 What to do with Artist's Block

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Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: November 19, 2018

 

Topic: What To Do With Artist’s Block

 

Points of Interest:

Every artist will encounter a block from time to time, but you can get through it with these proven tips from John and Lisa! If you’re currently feeling blocked, this is the episode for you. If you’re not, tuck this episode away for a time when you’re lacking inspiration!

 

Links Referenced

Unsplash

Pixabay

Wildlife Reference Photos

 

 

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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!

098 Time Management for Artists

Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: April 3, 2017

 

Topic: Time Management for Artists

 

Points of Interest:

Today’s episode features a Voicemail question from a listener who wants to know how to balance art and all of life’s responsibilities and distractions. John and Lisa talk tips, tactics, and strategies for developing the habits needed to improve art skills.

 

Links Referenced:

Pomodoro Time Management Technique

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pomodoro_Technique

 

Asana Time Management Program

https://asana.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 .

 

Stay sharp!

093 Prepping to Teach a Workshop

Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: February 27, 2017

 

Topic: Prepping to Teach a Workshop

 

Points of Interest:

This episode is packed with relevant tips for preparing to teach a class or workshop. John and Lisa talk about choosing a location, the importance of preparing well in advance, selecting a payment method, and creating a positive vibe for your class.

 

Links Referenced:

 

Episode 027: Are You Ready to Start Teaching?

http://sharpenedartist.com/podcast/2015/11/23/027-are-you-ready-to-start-teaching?rq=teach

 

Submit a question for one of next month’s Q and A episodes here:

www.sharpenedartist.com/qanda

 

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 .

 

Stay sharp!

080 Powder Blender

Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: November 28, 2016

 

Topic: Powder Blender

 

Points of Interest:

This week’s episode is a product review of the Colored Pencil Powder Blender from Brush and Pencil by Alyona Nickelsen. John did not have a successful first experience when testing the product, but Lisa shares some tips and tricks she has learned that yield successful results. Here’s a hint—the proper applicator is everything!

 

Links Referenced:

Purchase Powder Blender here:

https://www.brushandpencil.com/Products-Colored_Pencil_Powder_Blender.html

 

Alyona Nickelsen’s instructional video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4MLp_kUUxA

 

Alyona Nickelsen’s artwork:

https://www.brushandpencil.com/Artwork.html

 

Wild Portrait Artist: Monique Castellani-Kraan

https://www.facebook.com/WildPortraitArtist/?hc_ref=SEARCH&fref=nf

If you don't have Alyona's book yet, pick it up today!  This is still one of my go-to resources. (Use my Amazon affiliate link below at no additional charge to you.)

 

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 .

 

Stay sharp!