November 2021 CP Magic! is a digital product only.
What’s in November 2021 CP Magic!
Anda Chance, CPSA, CPX, is the featured artist for November. Anda has earned local, national and international recognition for her works in colored pencil. She works on a variety of papers and her favorite subjects range from architectural and mechanical to botanical. She joins Carrie to talk about her personal art journey, as well as her creative processes.
Tutorial: Immediate Level
Anda’s subject for this month’s CP Magic! tutorial is a pair of blue glass canning jars she photographed at a restored twentieth century community. She tells how and why she cropped the reference photo and the other changes she made before beginning the drawing.
Then she walks you through her creative process, using Prismacolor pencils and Stonehenge hot pressed watercolor paper.
Also in This Month’s Issue
Getting to Know Your Artistic Style
Do you have an artistic style? If you don’t, do you know the best way to find your artistic style? Hint: It’s probably not as difficult as you might be thinking.
3 Keys to Composing Great Landscape Art
Learn the three simple guidelines for composing the best landscape art, and how they can transform your landscapes and all your art.
Why You Should Have a Website
If you believe you can rely on social media to promote your artwork, you want to read this article. Carrie outlines why every artist should have a dedicated website, whether you’ve been an artist for years, or are just getting started.
Four works from CP Magic! readers. All skill levels. This month’s gallery includes equine and wildlife art, a holiday piece, and a still life. 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!