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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 .

 

Stay sharp!

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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!

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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 .

 

Stay sharp!

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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!

048 Colored Pencil Questions And Answers

Points of Interest:

One of the most popular types of shows on the Colored Pencil Podcast is the Q and A, where John and Lisa take the time to answer some questions from listeners like you. This week, you’ll hear them respond to the following questions:

-What kind of colored pencils should you buy if you can’t afford the best?

-Which single brand of colored pencil would you recommend if you could only recommend one?

-How do you avoid glare when working in colored pencil?

-How do you determine the focal point of your landscape painting?

Links Referenced:

-Polychromos Colored Pencils

http://www.fabercastell.com/art-and-graphic/artist-products/polychromos-artists-colour-pencils

-Luminance by Caran D'Ache Colored Pencils

http://www.dickblick.com/products/caran-dache-luminance-colored-pencils/

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!