Monday, July 9, 2012

Updates, Colored Pencil Tip of the Week and Resource of the Week

Hey Everybody!
It's been a busy couple of weeks, packing, cleaning and sorting. So, I haven't had anytime to work on my current work in progress. Did I mention how much I hate packing yet? I really hate moving too! Anyways, Wednesday, I have got to pack up all my art things, as the big move is on Friday. I will be without internet from Friday the 13th til Monday the 16th. I will be sure and post pictures of the new house, once we get everything moved in.

So since no current work in progress, I thought I would share two of my favorite very talented color pencil artists with you, to check out and
And Ann Kullberg's 13th Annual Member Show. I have entered the show a couple of times in the past, but they changed the rules  a few years back, that entries must use their own stock/reference photos. I purchase a lot of stock photos or use DA Stock, so many of my entries would be denied. But I highly recommend you check it out, some outstanding pieces.

Color Pencil Tip of the Week

This week I wanted to share how to transfer your sketch to your drawing surface. There is no right or wrong method. Just remember whatever method you use, some methods will not allow you erase lines very well.
Here are the following ways.
  1.  Free hand using a light color pencil or graphic pencil.
  2.  Use saral graphite transfer paper.
  3.  Use the grid method
  4.  Trace
  5.  Projector
  6.  Rub transfer
  7.  Light Box
Here are a couple of links to check out on some of the methods

Resource of the Week

An interesting article on why "Not All Art is Licensable"  by Joan Beiriger

I hope everyone has a great week!
Keep on creating!