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203 Interview With Maria Wilson

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Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: May 20, 2019

 

Topic: Interview with Maria Wilson

 

Points of Interest:

Today’s episode is the first if its kind on the Colored Pencil Podcast – an interview with an up-and-coming artist! Maria Wilson is currently a student in the Face Value portrait course, and she recounts her journey going from an admirer of colored pencil art to an empowered, determined artist.

 

Links Referenced

Join the waitlist for Face Value: The Ultimate Colored Pencil Course!

 

Products Mentioned

Caran D’ache Luminance Pencils

Stonehenge Paper by Legion Paper

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Looking for past episodes? The “Techniques” CD is a curated edition of some of our earlier shows. Click here to learn more!

 

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!

 

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202 My Obsession With Portraits

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 Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: May 13, 2019

 

Topic: My Obsession With Portraits

 

Points of Interest:

John talks about his experience of diving back into art about a decade ago. He started gathering instruction wherever he could – mentors, workshops, books, videos, etc. – and decided that he wanted to create his own comprehensive course someday to offer artists not just the how, but the why of portraiture! It finally came to fruition as the Face Value course within the Sharpened Artist Academy.

Check out the links below to see if it’s right for you!

 

Links Referenced

 

 

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Looking for past episodes? The “Techniques” CD is a curated edition of some of our earlier shows. Click here to learn more!

 

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!

 

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Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: May 6, 2019

 

Topic: Clairefontaine PastelMat

 

Points of Interest:

Clairefontaine PastelMat was created for a different medium but works beautifully with colored pencils! John and Lisa rave about this paper in today’s episode, sharing pros and cons and some of the similarities and differences with other papers.

 

Links Referenced

Clairefontaine PastelMat

 

 

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Looking for past episodes? The “Techniques” CD is a curated edition of some of our earlier shows. Click here to learn more!

 

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!

 

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Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: April 29, 2019

 

Topic: Business Priorities

 

Points of Interest:

There’s a time for spending money on your business, and a time for saving. What are those priorities? John and Lisa help you determine what will actually benefit your business right away.

 

Links Referenced

Framebridge

Fine Art America

Giclee Today

Pixels

Wix

Weebly

Squarespace

Wordpress

Adobe Premiere Pro

PowerDirector

Adobe Premiere Rush CC

 

 

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Looking for past episodes? The “Techniques” CD is a curated edition of some of our earlier shows. Click here to learn more!

 

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!

 

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199 Solving Your Problems In Colored Pencil

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 Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: April 22, 2019

 

Topic: Solving Your Problems in Colored Pencil

 

Points of Interest:

As teachers of colored pencil, John and Lisa often see the same problems coming up for their students. If you’ve ever encountered any of these issues, you’ll want to listen in for some simple solutions:

-My work looks like crayon.

-The paper tears when I’m removing tape.

-OMS makes my colors look dull.

-I keep rushing my work.

-I can’t get the whiskers/highlights/hair to really pop in my drawing.

-My work looks like a cartoon instead of realistic.

-My pencils keep breaking.

-I’m overwhelmed by all the details and don’t know where to start.

-I don’t know when I’m finished.

-I don’t know which colors to use.

 

Links Referenced

Brush and Pencil Products

Carl Angel 5 Pencil Sharpener

Derwent Super Point Manual

John’s current recommendation for an electric sharpener

Kum Pencil Sharpener

 

 

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Looking for past episodes? The “Techniques” CD is a curated edition of some of our earlier shows. Click here to learn more!

 

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!

 

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 Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: April 15, 2019

 

Topic: What Would You Do?

 

Points of Interest:

“What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?”

This question made a huge difference in the trajectory of John’s art journey, and this inspirational episode encourages you to look closely at what’s holding YOU back!

 

 

 

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Looking for past episodes? The “Techniques” CD is a curated edition of some of our earlier shows. Click here to learn more!

 

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!

 

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Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: April 8, 2019

 

Topic: Aquashella Follow-Up

 

Points of Interest:

We heard from Lisa about her preparation for the Aquashella show in episodes 194 and 195. Today, Lisa is sharing a recap of her experience: the reason she lost money, what she’ll change for the future, and why she’s still counting it a big win!

 

 

Links Referenced:

Tidal Gardens

Simply Betta

Giclee Today

 

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Looking for past episodes? The “Techniques” CD is a curated edition of some of our earlier shows. Click here to learn more!

 

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!

 

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Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: April 1, 2019

 

Topic: Misconceptions

 

Points of Interest:

In this episode, John touches on several misconceptions he’s encountered regarding various facets of colored pencil art:

 

“There’s only ONE right way to do things.”

“You have to use [insert additional product] alongside your colored pencils if you want your art to look professional.”

“Burnishing is when you create lots of layers of pigment.”

 

Have you heard any of those statements? Check out John’s rebuttal and stick around for an invitation to join his new mini course, free for a limited time!

 

 

Links Referenced:

New mini course: Ten Minutes to Takeoff

(FREE through April 3, 2019)

 

Free 30-day Audible Trial:

www.audibletrial.com/cppodcast

 

Looking for past episodes? The “Techniques” CD is a curated edition of some of our earlier shows. Click here to learn more!

 

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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Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: March 25, 2019

 

Topic: Aquashella (Part 2)

 

Points of Interest:

Lisa is prepping for an upcoming show at the Aquashella Festival! She and John discuss the details of the collaboration and what’s involved in participating in a festival like this as an artist.

 

Links Referenced:

SA Podcast Episode: Art Shows & Target Markets

Aquashella Website

Vistaprint

 

 

Free 30-day Audible Trial:

www.audibletrial.com/cppodcast

 

Looking for past episodes? The “Techniques” CD is a curated edition of some of our earlier shows. Click here to learn more!

 

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!

 

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Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: March 18, 2019

 

Topic: Aquashella

 

Points of Interest:

Lisa is prepping for an upcoming show at the Aquashella Festival! She and John discuss the details of the collaboration and what’s involved in participating in a festival like this as an artist. Tune in next week for Part 2 of the convo!

 

Links Referenced:

SA Podcast Episode: Art Shows & Target Markets

Aquashella Website

Vistaprint

 

 

Free 30-day Audible Trial:

www.audibletrial.com/cppodcast

 

Looking for past episodes? The “Techniques” CD is a curated edition of some of our earlier shows. Click here to learn more!

 

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!

 

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Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: March 11, 2019

 

Topic: Silencing the Inner Critic

 

Points of Interest:

If you’ve ever felt critical of your work, stop what you’re doing and listen to this episode right away! John and Lisa share some valuable wisdom for working through those negative patterns, including some specific exercises to try when you’re feeling particularly critical. As artists, it’s easy for us to get bogged down by all the things we feel we simply cannot do, but this info will help you shift in your mindset!

 

 

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Looking for past episodes? The “Techniques” CD is a curated edition of some of our earlier shows. Click here to learn more!

 

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: 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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Looking for past episodes? The “Techniques” CD is a curated edition of some of our earlier shows. Click here to learn more!

 

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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Show Notes

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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Looking for past episodes? The “Techniques” CD is a curated edition of some of our earlier shows. Click here to learn more!

 

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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Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: February11, 2019

 

Topic: Q and A

 

Points of Interest:

 

We’ve got another Q+A for you today! John and Lisa tackle these questions in today’s episode:

 

-Will OMS interfere with underlying layers in my work?

-How can I keep white highlights super white?

-How do I create more detail in the final layers with sanded paper and Brush and Pencil products?

-How do I keep from knocking layers off when blending with powder blender?

 

Links Referenced:

Brush and Pencil Titanium White

Brush and Pencil Powder Blender

 

Free 30-day Audible Trial:

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Looking for past episodes? The “Techniques” CD is a curated edition of some of our earlier shows. Click here to learn more!

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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Show Notes

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

 

 

 

Free 30-day Audible Trial:

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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: February 4, 2019

 

Topic: Art Shows and Target Markets

 

Points of Interest:

Interested in entering art shows? John and Lisa have packed this episode with tips to make the experience as positive (and lucrative!) as possible. From business cards to booth layouts, professional branding and conversation skills, you’ll be able to enter your next show with confidence!

 

Links Referenced:

Vistaprint

 

 

 

Free 30-day Audible Trial:

www.audibletrial.com/cppodcast

 

 

You’re going to love the journals from our new sponsor, In Defense of Paper! American made, sustainably sourced, and made with archival materials, they’re unlike any other journal on the market today. Get $5 off using this link!

 

 

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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Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: January 28, 2019

 

Topic: Details in Your Work

 

Points of Interest:

“Why don’t the details look realistic enough in my finished piece?” If you’ve ever asked yourself that question, you’ll want to tune into this episode! John and Lisa offer some concrete tips for achieving even more realism in your drawing -- and some great indicators that you need to take a step back and reevaluate.

 

Links Referenced:

 

Free 30-day Audible Trial:

www.audibletrial.com/cppodcast

 

 

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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Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: January 21, 2019

 

Topic: Q and A

 

Points of Interest:

Our listeners bring us some of the best discussions for this podcast when they send in their questions! This round of Q and A addresses the following:

 

-Should you work upright or flat?

-Do most artists mount commissions?

-What materials are best for the underdrawing?

 

 

Links Referenced:

Yes! paste

Prismacolor Col-Erase erasable colored pencils

 

Free 30-day Audible Trial:

www.audibletrial.com/cppodcast

 

  

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!

 

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Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: January 14, 2019

 

Topic: Born With Talent…Or Not?

 

Points of Interest:

The myth persists that people are either born with talent or not. John and Lisa explain why this is absolutely NOT true, and detail a whole slew of methods for improving your skills regardless of your starting point.

 

 

Links Referenced:

Sharpened Artist Academy

 

You’re going to love the journals from our new sponsor, In Defense of Paper! American made, sustainably sourced, and made with archival materials, they’re unlike any other journal on the market today. Get $5 off using this link!

 

 

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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!

 

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Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: January 9, 2019

 

Topic: The Worst Art Advice: Part 2

 

Points of Interest:

You didn’t think we could cover all the terrible art advice in just one episode, did you? Back for part 2, John and Lisa talk about some of the bad advice they’ve received (and still receive) about supplies, techniques, training, and more!

 

 

Links Referenced:

Sharpened Artist Academy

 

You’re going to love the journals from our new sponsor, In Defense of Paper! American made, sustainably sourced, and made with archival materials, they’re unlike any other journal on the market today. Get $5 off using this link!

 

 

Free 30-day Audible Trial:

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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!