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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 

art tips, techniques, product reviews and art business advice

How to use Derwent Inktense – Clownfish Painting See how to paint colorful clownfish with Derwent Inktense blocks and pencils! These are water soluble ink in block and pencil form and can be used with water and a paintbrush to create an almost watercolor-like look....

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PanPastel Review & Drawing an Owl Are the PanPastels different than regular soft pastels? Find out if this medium is a fit for you and get tips for beginners on how to use them in combination with colored pencils! This is a great medium for getting soft...

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Tiger Acrylic Painting Tips See how I layer my paints to create realistic water reflections and a tiger with fireflies in this acrylic and airbrushed painting! I've got painting tips for realistic fur and how to blend acrylic paints too! Supplies...

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How to Paint a Bokeh Background Have you ever wanted to create a bokeh background for your art but you don't have an airbrush? I'm going to show you how you can get a very similar look by glazing and blending your paint! I will also show you how I painted...

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Derwent Lightfast Colored Pencil Reveiw & Tips Are the new Derwent Lightfast oil-based colored pencils worth the hype? Do they blend and layer well? Are they good for drawing realistic detail? Find out while I demonstrate how to draw a giraffe and fireflies in this...

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Portrait Tips in Colored Pencil & Powder Blender I'm going to show you my layering process for drawing hair and a face! See how easy it is to blend your skin tones using Powder Blender with Polychromos and Luminance colored pencils. I've got lots of tips for you on...

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For me, art has never been about some elitist idea of the “right” way to create. Instead, I see the value in art for art’s sake.