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Colored Pencil Podcast

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

Bird Colored Pencil Tips & Paper Review Fabriano Artistico HP watercolor paper is different than it used to be. Is that a good or bad thing for colored pencil artists? I'm also demonstrating a Rosella drawing in Colored Pencil over an airbrushed background...

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Surreal Octopus Acrylic Painting Learn how to layer acrylic paint to create an octopus and underwater scene with orcas, fish and coral! I've got tips you can use in your own artwork, including how to come up with ideas for surreal paintings in this...

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Surreal Acrylic Painting Demonstration In this time lapse painting lesson, I'm going to show you how I layer my paint to create a surreal turtle and space painting. Knowing which layers to apply first will make all the difference in your own paintings!...

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Inktense Pumpkins See how to paint a detailed Fall pumpkin painting 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...

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Blending Colored Pencil with Powder Blender Intro to working with Powder Blender! Everything you need to know for getting started in blending your colored pencil with powder blender plus I'm going to walk you through your very first project!! Learn what type of...

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Painting the Artwork for the New Derwent Inktense Pencils I'm going to show you how I painted the dolphin artwork for the new Derwent Intense pencil tins! These are water soluble ink in pencil form and can be used with water and a paintbrush to create an almost watercolor-like...

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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.