Sunday, January 29, 2012

Updates, Valentine Giveaway and Resource of the Week

Hi Everyone!
I hope everyone is having a great weekend. Lots to share with you all.

First of all, my artwork, "Bring Me To Life", has been featured in February's issue of Ann Kullberg's CP Color Pencil Magazine, along with some very talented color pencil artists. Thank you Ann so much!
Bring Me To Life

Second, I am presently working on a all new tutorial for Sally Ford's Color Pencil Magazine I won't be able to share any work in progresses on this one, but will let you know what issue it will be out in.

Third, I would like to share the finished piece of "I'm Broken" A dedication to my mom who was just diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Done in color pencil. First work of 2012.
I'm Broken

And last of all, I just posted up some new items for sale up at my Etsy store - be sure and check them out here


(¯`•.•´¯) (¯`•.•´¯) "Happy Valentines Day
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Starting today, I am going to be having a free Valentine Give-a-way. Refer someone to my facebook page and/or newsletter on my website  and you will be entered to win a free print.
Just leave a comment here if you do, or on my facebook page and who you referred. Drawing will be held February 13th.


Like to introduce everyone to Carol Rosinski's site. It is a vast resource for artists, with lessons, tips and techniques, books, kits, videos and more.
I love her depiction on what a miniature art is, "The Secret of Small"
Be sure and check out her miniature works of art.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

New Work In Progress and Resource of the Week

Hello Everyone!
I hope everyone's New Year has started off well. Unfortunately, mine hasn't started off to well, I just found out last Friday, that my mom has breast cancer. It just seems not to long ago, in December 2007,  I just lost my dad to lung cancer. Memories flooding back.
Anyways my newest work in progress is a dedication to my mom. I doubt if I will ever show her this piece, as she has never really cared for my type of artwork. She has always wanted me to be rich famous with works just like Thomas Kinkade.  Well there is only one Thomas Kinkade and I feel I am rich enough just having the opportunity to draw/paint what inspires me and time allows me.
This piece is all done in color pencil. Originally, inspired by a sketch prompt at Ellen Million's Sketchfest

I have been reading the book "How to Survive & Prosper as an Artist" by Caroll Michels
I highly recommend all artists get this book and read it. I have just only started to read it, but I have  been learning so much about art marketing and pricing one's artwork. A must have for your library. Deeply inspiring me and motivating me.


I just had to share artist, Lynn Bonnette's blog. I just lover her style. She calls it the "Lynneristic Style". She creates small works of art of animals, in particular of mice and cats, in watercolor, color pencil and acrylics.  I love her latest piece "Blue Mouse Hat". I encourage you to check out her blog and works and see her enchanting and very inspiring works

I hope you all have a great week!
God Bless!
Carol Moore