Debbie Bowen joins CP Magic! Magazine as this month’s featured artist. She works with colored pencils, pastels, and PanPastels and often combines those mediums.
Her favorite drawing surfaces are drafting film and Clairefontaine Pastelmat. Those are very different surfaces, and she talks about why she likes each and how her drawing methods differ.
Debbie also walks you through the process of drawing a lovely, very colorful bowl using PanPastels and colored pencils on Pastelmat. Artists at all levels can successfully complete this project.
Also in This Month’s Issue
Creating Textures with Colored Pencils, Part 2
Cynthia Knox completes her series on drawing textures with the second part of a two-part series. This month, she talks about reflective surfaces, portraits, fur and hair, fruit textures and more.
Product Review: Karismacolor Colored Pencils
Just what are these? Are they really Prismacolor pencils in disguise or a cheap knockoff? Carrie purchased a full set last month and tells you all about them this month.
Carrie describes a space-saving way of storing and using Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils.
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!