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I hope this Article is very helpful to newbies to Graphite pencils.
This article combines a chance for readers to win a set of 72 Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor pencils too!
If you are an Artist and are wondering who the SAA are and what they do and offer, click the logo above left to be directed to their website. This is a small list of what the SAA offer members (Membership starts from £29.50(a year) - as of March 2016)
Thinking of buying the Caran Dache Luminance pencils and wonder if they are going to be suitable for you? Take a look at my latest article on these pencils to find out more about them before you decide to splash out.
Help and advice is at hand if so....
I originally posted a Blog here on my News page with a link to the latest Article I had written in July 2015 but it appears I deleted it instead of another! Gaaah! So here it is again - a link to the Article which focuses on Coloured pencils and I decided to do a trial on different pencils that I currently have in my collection.
This article also gives information on the importance of paper weight (gsm), information on each pencil including costs (GBP) and lightfast ratings as well as my own thoughts on 'adapting to coloured pencils' . I hope that this will be of help to all Coloured pencil Artists out there from those starting out looking to buy their first range to those interested in how Coloured pencils compare. The very popular Prismacolor Premier & Verithin ranges will also be added to this article too.
Any questions, just ask!
I was approached by the editor of America's Colored pencil Magazine to be their featured Artist in the June issue (2015), this is a wonderful magazine for Coloured pencil enthusiasts and I was honoured!
Most of my Artwork included in the magazine was created especially for this purpose and as such, some pieces of Art have never been seen before. The cover image was actually the completed recce piece of a Coloured pencil Workshop that I ran last year in Chesterfield, so thought it would be ideal to post on this News page.
You can purchase a Printed copy (1 - 2 weeks delivery) or download the digital copy right away - prices are as follows:
Printed copy $5.99 £3.87* Delivery (1 - 2 weeks) £2.96*
Digital copy $2.99 £1.93*
*may vary due to exchange rate
Peacock feather so I could test out the vibrancy and ease of use of these pencils. Please click on the image if you wish to find out more.
The team at Twist Magazine, which is a free publication for households within specific areas of Chesterfield, Derbyshire, came to do a piece on the Step by Step Art group. One of their reporters, Kat Withers (shown here left of the) bravely joined in with the rest of the Group, whilst the editor of the magazine, Mike Firth, came to snap a few photographs. Here is the article published!
Karen M Berisford