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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

Oil Painting Portrait Tips & Demonstration

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1X61_2TGQ6Q&t=198s In this painting lesson, I'm going to show you how I layer and glaze my paint over a black and white underpainting to create a realistic portrait. I've got tips and techniques that will help improve your portrait...

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How to get started with Colored Pencil

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yg8BFNKnIDg Camilla writes; I've just received my very first artist color pencil ever. The Polychromos set of 36. I have been drawing in graphite for a short while, but since your videos are so great, I would like to explore color...

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Graphite Tutorial with Graphite Powder

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgPdrjJPJQw&t=39s   Learn how well graphite powder works in combination with graphite pencils in this cockatiel drawing tutorial! I'm sharing tips and techniques that you can apply to drawing realistic feathers in your own artwork! Get...

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Surreal Painting Critique

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSaFbs4YZJU This week's submission comes from artist J Hump. You can view more of his work at http://j-hump.weebly.com.  I love LOVE your style. I checked out your site and you have a very well defined style in your work. Your paintings...

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Marco Raffine Fine Art Colored Pencil Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmnChZQ_cMU One of my most requested products to review are the Marca Raffine Fine Art Colored Pencils. Quality colored pencils are expensive and many are looking for a cheaper alternative to some of the professional pencils like Caran...

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Getting the Line Drawing Right for Acrylic Painting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nV2lvKHQH0 Skye writes; Hi Lisa I have worked in watercolours for a long time and I want to get started on acrylics but I do not know where to start I always have started with a super accurate sketch but as soon as I start painting I...

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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.