July 2022 CP Magic! Magazine is a digital download only.
What’s in July 2022 CP Magic!
Heidi Elizabeth Seal is the featured artist for July. She chats with Carrie about her life as an artist and her business doing commissioned portraits. Heidi is still early in her art career, but she’s already carved out her own niche. Her story may give you some ideas, too, if you happen to be a young artist or an artist who’s young at heart.
Her tutorial is on drafting film, but she shares three options for finishing your piece. Her ideas are spectacular!
Also in This Month’s Issue
Choosing What to Keep & Leave Out of Reference Photos
Carrie’s series on using your own reference photos concludes this month with an article that will help you decide what to keep and what to leave out of your reference photos. She also shares an all-time favorite photo and tells you why it’s never become a work of art.
Old Treasures: Eagle Colored Pencils
Have you ever found old colored pencils and wondered if they were any good? That happened to Carrie this spring, and this month, she describes these old treasures, reviews them, and shares the drawing she did with them.
In this month’s Art Corners, artist Diana Olson shares tips for traveling with your art supplies. Her tips for packing and setting up will help you on your next trip.
The Tip Sheet
July also sees the return of The Tip Sheet, in which Carrie shares a couple of ways she makes over-sized grids for drawings that are larger than a home printer.
Mixed Media in CP Magic!?
Would you like to see other dry media featured in CP Magic!? Teresa Gomoke sent a beautiful drawing done with PITT Pastel pencils, and Carrie would like to know if you would like to see more examples of mixed media work.
This month’s gallery includes florals, a landscape, pet portraits, and even a sketch. See all the submissions in the online Reader Gallery.
The Final Pencil Strokes
Additional resources for the intrepid artist who can’t read enough about colored pencils!