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Are you a colored pencil artist? John Middick and I bring you a weekly podcast centered around colored pencils!

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With 75 episodes, let us entertain, inspire and educate you while you work on your own artwork!

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Recent Blog Posts 

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Colored Pencil Tips – Tidal Gardens Coral

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6K7oRyfN14&t=2s I've got tips and techniques for blending and layering colored pencil while I draw this Nightshade Acropora coral!! These tips will be really helpful for beginners in colored pencil. I'm also sharing an update on my...

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Pencil Shading for Beginners on a Budget

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9-pBEWfaEw&t=332s Learn tips and techniques to shade realistic pencil drawings for beginners! I explain the tools to get you started on a limited budget while still using professional materials! Watch the real time lesson plus over...

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Is Pastelmat good for Colored Pencil?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OEnhAa2htk What kind of paper should you use for colored pencil? Is pastelmat a good paper choice? Find out while I try it on these realistic yellow roses! I'm sharing some colored pencil tips and techniques that are great for...

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Oil Painting my Betta Fish

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inzuvEwtQts&t=11s I'm sharing how I got my Betta fish and met Simply Betta and showing you how I created this oil painting of him. I've got tips for blending and layering your oil paint, how using the grisaille method can make your...

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Acrylic Painting Tips for Fur

https://youtu.be/8r5KKT2WLs4 Get tips and techniques for how to paint realistic animals in acrylics! I have tips on blending and layering acrylic paint, how to paint white fur, how to paint black fur and how to get details in your acrylic paintings. This video is...

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My Aquashella Experience & How to Paint a Fish

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1Moy1u8C1g My first trip to Aquashella, the aquarium festival and art event in Dallas 2019 plus how to paint an emperor butterfly fish in acrylics. This is a great project with lots of tips for beginners! I'm showing you how to layer...

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