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164 Things I Wish I Had Known Part 2

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Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: July 9, 2018

 

Topic: What I Wish I’d Known – Part 2

 

Points of Interest:

It’s part 2 of “What I Wish I’d Known,” where John and Lisa share those useful bits of wisdom that would have come in handy at the beginning of their careers. Consider this a solid pep talk for artists who are always looking to improve!

 

 

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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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160 Tips For Improving Your Drawing Skills

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Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: June 11, 2018

 

Topic: Tips to Improve Your Drawing Skills

 

Points of Interest:

Drawing skills are the foundation for all art, so it’s important to master them before moving on! John and Lisa talk about the best ways to improve your drawing skills. Refer back to this handy list of suggestions to remind you of their tips!

1.    Draw from life

2.    Draw in your sketchbook

3.    Draw only shapes to represent the object you’re drawing first

4.    Try timed drawing

5.    Draw things that make you uncomfortable

6.    Draw studies of smaller sections

7.    Draw from different head construction methods

8.    Trace

9.    Measure your work against itself

 

Links Referenced

Derwent graphite pencils

Prismacolor Col-Erase Pencil (brown)

 

 

 

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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 .

 

If you want more colored pencil inspiration, snag a FREE sample issue of the COLORED PENCIL MAGAZINE here!

 

Stay sharp!

121 Pro Color Tips for Colored Pencil Artists

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Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: September 11, 2017

 

Topic: Pro Color Tips for Colored Pencil Artists

 

Points of Interest:
John and Lisa share some of their top color tips, including:

-how to accurately identify the colors in your reference

-reasons to consider using a limited color palette

-why you should brush up on your color theory

….and more! Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned colored pencil artist, this episode is for you.

Links Referenced:

ArtRage app

https://www.artrage.com/artrage-ios/

 

Autodesk Sketchbook app

https://www.sketchbook.com/ios

 

Adobe Photoshop app

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/adobe-photoshop-express-photo-editor-collage-maker/id331975235?mt=8

 

Loomatix Color Grab app

http://www.loomatix.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 .

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113 Faster Colored Pencil

Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: July 17, 2017

 

Topic: Faster Colored Pencil

 

Points of Interest:
John and Lisa detail a long list of ways to speed up your colored pencil drawing, including recommended materials, techniques, and additional supplies that will save your precious time.

 

Links Referenced:

Paint.net

www.getpaint.net

 

Adobe Photoshop Fix app

http://www.adobe.com/products/fix.html

 

Photoshop Express

http://www.photoshop.com/products/photoshopexpress

 

Snapseed

https://snapseed.en.softonic.com/iphone

 

Interview with Ester Roi
https://sharpenedartist.com/podcast/ester

 

Powder Blender and Texture Fixative

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

 

Creative Colored Pencil Workshop (book)

https://www.amazon.com/Creative-Colored-Pencil-Workshop-Exercises/dp/1581808186

 

 

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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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110 How to Get in the Mood to Draw

Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: June 26, 2017

 

Topic: How to Get in the Mood to Draw

 

Points of Interest:
Sometimes you’re just not in the mood to draw, but John and Lisa have a list of tips to help tackle your project! From knowing your ideal environment to looking for new sources of inspiration, you’ll be ready to get yourself in the mood to draw again after this episode.

 

Links Referenced:

Google Arts & Culture

https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/beta/

 

Colored Pencil Magazine

http://coloredpencilmag.com/

 

 

Ready to take your business to the next level? Check out the copywriting and blogging services at Clarity & Flair:

www.clarityandflair.com

 

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 .

 

Stay sharp!