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Featured Artist- Sylvie Carter

Today I am featuring our dedicated ACPN facebook group admin Sylvie Carter. Sylvie was a little bit reluctant to do this interview but I love to feature up and coming pencil artists, so here it goes, Thankyou Sylvie for taking part! 🙂 Website address:           ...
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2016 ACPN Calendar – Celebrating Australian CP Artists!

Well it’s here: the 2016 ACPN Calendar This calendar is a collection of Australian Coloured Pencil artists who have generously donated the use of their artwork for this collaborative calendar. We hope this this calendar helps support each and everyone of these...
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What is the Australian Coloured Pencils Network?

Are you confused ? During my journey over to Perth recently and meeting with Julie Podstolski and  Ann Kullberg, we had a a little discussion about the ACPN. I shared with them some experiences I have had in sharing the concept of ACPN with my own workshop...
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Instagram for artists – What do you need to know?

If you haven’t already picked up Instagram are kinda curious but don’t know where to get started. Here is a brief run down on what, why and how to do Instagram. What is Instagram? The definition on Wikipedia is: Instagram is an online mobile photo-sharing,...
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Amazing what you can do with pencils, new work by Karen

It always amazes me watching what artists can do with coloured pencils, every now an then something pops up that you haven’t seen before and surprises you. Today I wanted to share some fabulously different but wonderful work by our very own Karen Hull. Watch the...
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ARTICLES & BEGINNERS TIPS

Instagram for artists – What do you need to know?

If you haven’t already picked up Instagram are kinda curious but don’t know where to get started. Here is a brief run down on what, why and how to do Instagram. What is Instagram? The definition on Wikipedia is: Instagram is an online mobile photo-sharing,...
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Part 3 – The Why, How, When of layering, burnishing and solvent.

Continuing on with our series of The Why, How, When of layering, burnishing and solvent. Here is Part 3 – Solvent Starting with the basics – What is solvent? Solvent is a liquid you can use to blend your coloured pencil layers together. There are a few...
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Article: Which pencil brands do I use?

A common question we always get asked at ACPN is “Which pencils do I buy/ use?” It is tempting when starting out in coloured pencil art to want to use pencils you already have, you may have a set of pencils you have had in your cupboard for a long time,...
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Article: Which pencil brands do I use?

A common question we always get asked at ACPN is “Which pencils do I buy/ use?” In this post, we hope to clear that up because we know there are SO many choices it can be very daunting. The answer isn’t of course a straight forward one! To put it...
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Blending on Canson Mi-Teintes

When using different supports in your coloured pencil artwork it can mean that you have to alter the way that you may normally work. Here is a video showing the way that I have been blending coloured pencils on Canson Mi-Teintes paper.

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How to sharpen your prismacolor pencils correctly.

Here is a video that I know some of you have been looking for: How to sharpen your pencils correctly.

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The UGLY stage – We all have it, & 5 tips to beat it!

ahhhh The ugly stage. We all have it. I have found it comes often with coloured pencils … it’s that moment where everything looks ugly, crap, where our vision in our heads is not meeting what we see before our eyes. For me the ugly stage usually occurs ...
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The UGLY stage – We all have it, & 5 tips to beat it!

We all have it…. it’s that moment where everything looks ugly, crap, where our vision in our heads is not meeting what we see before our eyes this article gives you 5 tips to help beat the “ugly stage” when creating coloured pencil art.

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Derwent Inktense Blocks

If you haven’t used the Inktense products, one of the great things about Inktense is that is a permanent ink that once it’s dry it’s fixed and permanent. I have been experimenting recently with using Inktense underneath my coloured pencils as way of speed up my artwork process,

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Part 2 – The Why, How, When of layering, burnishing and solvent.

Part 2 – The Why, How, When of layering, burnishing and solvent. Starting with the basics – What is burnishing?

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