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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 

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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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Aquashella Logo Fish Painting – Acrylic Painting Tips

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RY6dZq5N7hU&t=458s This painting is for George - CoralFish12G on YouTube. It features his clownfish and seahorses in addition to other fresh and saltwater fish and an octopus! This acrylic painting centers around the logo for the...

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Pan Pastels & Colored Pencil Mixed Media Tips

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNXfHYPLBSQ&t=238s See how easy it is to combine Pan Pastels and Colored Pencil for realistic and softly blended paintings or drawings! The pan pastels are not as messy as regular pastels which is perfect if you hate the dry chalky...

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Acrylic Painting Tips – Surreal Lion & Coral

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45AL-55-0Ns I'm combining my love of lions with my love of the coral reef in this surreal acrylic painting! I've got tips on creating realistic looking lion teeth and fur and how to paint clownfish, tangs and tons of other marine fish...

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Getting Started with Airbrushing Realistic Paintings

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4seDYBCi-4&t=389s Tips on cleaning an airbrush, what paint to use, how to get started and a demonstration on how the airbrush can be used for realistic paintings. I'm even showing you how great colored pencils work with this...

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Colored Pencil on Black Paper

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4Vew5323rg&t=125s Is black paper a good choice for colored pencils? I'm sharing some of the pros and cons and tips for working on this type of surface. I've got tips on blending with odorless mineral spirits (OMS) and the types of...

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