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 artists...read more
Yes, we are still here, so this post is just to briefly answer to all the emails I have been receiving and appologise to those members who have had frustration with our beloved ACPN for the past few months.read more
I have much delight in sharing with you today our winner of the 2011 Online Exhibition – Joyce de Ruyter.
Joyce’s artwork won our online exhibition for both the main prize as well as winning the People’s Choice prize which was is fantastic that she was so deserving of both prizes.
People’s Choice Award 2011, the winner is…read more
I was honoured recently to be interviewed for the ArtShine website for the ACPN. Please take a moment to read and share it with your friends.read more
Rather than having an individual Featured Member for December I thought it would be great to showcase all of our fantastic Australian Coloured Pencil Artists together.read more
The entries are in and our judge has judged the entries of our 2011 online coloured pencil artworks exhibition. See all of the fabulous artworks from our members and see who won! Don’t forget to vote in our peoples choice! 🙂read more
Featured Member of the Month- November 2011 – Vivien Pinderread more
For the Prismacolor pencil lovers, they have just released 18 new colours and yes “Deco Pink” is back.read more
In support of the ACPN and coloured pencil art in Australia we have put together a 2012 ACPN Calendar representing collection artworks from members from the Australian Coloured Pencils Network.read more
Our featured member for October is Denise Martin – “Had a set of 72 Derwent coloured pencils when I was a child, which was my favourite possession”read more
Here is a video that I know some of you have been looking for: How to sharpen your pencils correctly.read more
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 before I...read more
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.read more
Featured Member of the Month – September 2011 – Robyn McNeil “As my work leans towards realism, the detailing process is much easier to achieve with sharp coloured pencils. It’s a slow process but the end result is very satisfying.”read more
Earlier this week for those of you on facebook I uploaded this video of how i blended the Derwent Inktesnse Pencils with a brush to give a solid background colour.read more
Belinda Lindhardt’s report from her August 2011 Coloured Pencil Workshops.read more
When starting to try out coloured pencil art, people will often ask me – What pencils do I need or use?
Invariably this question will quite often lead to the person saying: “I already have these ..a. cheap pencils I bought at art shop /online cause they were on sale….
Gay Black is our featured member for August. “About 3 years ago, I was doing roster at the Central Coast Art Society Exhibition when this delightful young woman came along and proceeded to achieve some wonderfully lustrous work with coloured pencils and black paper…”read more
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,read more
Featured Member for June 2011 – Jacqui Pemberton – When I see something beautiful in nature which captures my attention, I am not content to just look at it or photograph it, I have a need within me to capture it on paper with my pencils, whether it be a quick sketch or a finished detailed drawing.read more