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August 2022 CP Magic!

CP Magic August 2022 is ready and waiting to inspire you!

Patricia Mitchell is the featured artist for August.

Patricia’s art story is unique. She is a fine artist and a decorative artist. She’s also been a tester of art supplies (did you know there was such a thing?) and has owned and operated her own small brick-and-mortar store.

She has used acrylics, oils, watercolors, and colored pencils to draw and paint a variety of subjects. These days, her focus is on watercolor florals and colored pencil portraits.

She also shares a few very “low-key” methods of marketing your work locally and in-person. If you’re interested in a more personal touch with your art marketing, you’ll want to hear about her experiences over the years.

Pat’s tutorial is all colored pencil, but with a decorative art flair. She says you can do the tutorial as she describes it using colored pencil on paper, or you can use acrylics on wood.

If you’re really feeling adventurous, you can combine mediums and put your own, unique twist on the project!

What Else is in the August 2022 Issue of CP Magic!

If you’re thinking about starting a business as a commission artist, Carrie’s article, Before You Accept Your First Commission, is a must read. There’s more to an art business than knowing what you want to draw and how you want to sell it.

Do you enjoy drawing portraits of friends and family and other people? Colors for Skin Tones will help you make good color selections. Carrie also explains why you might not want to discard any color in your collection as a possible skin tone color.

In this month’s Art Corners, artist Shelley Oberholser shares one very handy gadget that helped her make better use of the digital device on which she views reference photos. It also takes up less space and is much more versatile. What is it? Shelley tells you all about it!

Shelley also shares one way to make use of every scrap of drawing paper, even the trimmings left over when you cut paper to size. Her tip is especially helpful if you prefer expensive paper and just hate to throw anything away!

Carrie also reviews the landscape set of Cotman Watercolors from Winsor & Newton and Dick Blick in the Product Review section.

Of course, your favorites are also included: Reader Gallery, Featured Photo, and The Final Pencil Strokes.

You can buy the August 2022 Issue of CP Magic! here; 44 pages of great art and great art information for only $3.99!

Of course, back issues are always also available, so browse through all of them.

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July 2022 CP Magic! is Here!

The July 2022 issue of CP Magic! magazine is here, and is it a great issue. 44 pages of great colored pencil content! Check it out here.

UK artist Heidi Elizabeth Seal is the featured artist. Heidi is a versatile with a part-time, commission-based art business. She talks about her background in art and how she came to have a business at the age of 30.

She also talks about her greatest enjoyment when it comes to making art, whether she’s working for a client or drawing for herself: Capturing little snippets of the world. About that, she says, “Whether that’s a quiet canal in Venice or a sparrow hiding in the garden flowers, there is beauty all around us.”

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Her tutorial features an English robin drawn on Pastelmat, but with a twist. She includes three possible finishing touches for the project, so you can choose the one you like best. Or come up with your own!

The July issue also includes the final installment on Carrie’s three-part series on reference photos, old Eagle colored pencils, the return of The Tip Sheet, the Reader Gallery, Featured Photo, and The Final Pencil Strokes.

Of course, back issues are always also available, so browse through all of them.