View Full Version : COLORED PENCIL LINKS/WEBSITES
07-13-2001, 07:52 PM
I thought it would be a good idea to place the websites associated with colored pencil techniques, artists, vendors, etc. in one place, where we could introduce each other to our favorite CP sites. Arlene agreed with me, so I'll start off the list as follows:
Colored Pencil Society of America (CSPA) (http://www.cpsa.org) National website for the Colored Pencil Society of America. Contains CP gallery, membership information and exhibition information.
Ann Kullberg (http://www.annkullberg.com) CP artist Ann Kullberg's site. Includes basic FAQ, view sample issue, members only area, and online CP magazine (6 issues $15US).
Inksmith (http://www.danielsmith.com/inksmith.html) "That's Colored Pencil?!" article by artist Gary Greene, a step by step demonstration.
Color Pencil Challenge (http://cpchallenge.com) Monthly lessons & artwork, includes colored pencil basics.
Bet Borgeson (http://www.borgesonstudio.com) Techniques, professional Q&A, online drawing courses (fee required), hands on practice demonstrations (free).
Scribble (http://platteproductions.com/scribble) Resources for the CP artist, Q&A, art supplies, artists listed.
Janie Gildow (http://www.erinet.com/jagildow) Co-author of "The Color Pencil Solution Book" artwork and workshop schedule.
Barbara Benedetti Newton (http://www.halcyon.com/bina/) Co-Author of "The Color Pencil Solution Book", has tips and workshop schedule.
Karen Cardinal (http://karencardinal.com) Portrait lesson, printable coloring pages for kids.
Fay Studios (http://www.faystudios.com/thinklay.html) Lesson in CP originally published in The Artists Magazine February 1995.
Sanford Corporation (http://www.sanfordcorp.com) Makers of the Prismacolor & Verithin lines of colored pencils. Includes MSDS Sheets. Prismacolor MSDS #70735-40, Verithin MSDS #70735.
I know there are TONS more than this, so please add onto it so we can all grow and learn more about the wonderful world of colored pencils!!!
07-13-2001, 07:58 PM
Thanks for the links Ivyleaf. :angel: :clap:
07-13-2001, 11:58 PM
I live at these places :D
I think I will add the Coloured Pencil Project here too Ivyleaf so that it will stay at the top too. :D
Please don't forget the coloured pencil project (http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/browse_details.msql?proj_id=68)
DERWENT Colour Chart (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=15567)
07-14-2001, 01:17 PM
animal, these ought to keep everyone clicking for a while!
Teanne, I know what you mean!
I know there are lots more links out there, let's get them all in one place :D :) :D
07-16-2001, 10:09 AM
:clap: THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!! I do have a Bet Borgeson book, the "Basic Colored Pencil: Techniques" which has been a life saver! Especially, the last page (124) on "Discovering Hidden Time Traps" a REAL help!
Also, want to thank TeAnne for the fixative tip, it works beautifully and they scan great! Thanks be to all for Wet Canvas!!!!!!!!!!!
"All good art is metaphor" Tolstoy
07-16-2001, 11:40 PM
Ivy Got some good links there. Couple I'm going to have to check out.
07-17-2001, 11:52 AM
Thanks miek and Phil :D :D :D
Please, if anyone comes across any good CP links, please please please post them here so we can all enjoy :) :) :)
07-17-2001, 12:53 PM
Cool... I'll have to look at all these.
After being intimidated by colour drawings my whole life I'm finally going to colour pencils, with decent results.
We need a colour pencil forum...
Those painters get their individual acrylic, watercolour and oil painting forums - we pencil people demand equal rights! LOL
07-17-2001, 01:16 PM
Wow! Thanks Ivyleaf not only for putting both my main CP sites on your favorites list (how cool is that), but also for putting the link to Gary's demo at Inksmith here. For some reason I had forgotten about that. (this is why I rely on others for my information) :)
If you'd like some help building a central hub of CP links here at WC, feel free to copy any of the links at the CP Challenge. (There are enough links there now to keep you busy for days)
All you have to do is create a work for the Challenge Gallery. :) (ok... I'm kidding about that. You can have the links without drawing a picture, although a drawing would be great!)
BTW: I added the Coloured Pencil Project here at WC to the CP groups links at the Challenge. I'm looking forward to adding the WetCanvas Colored Pencil Forum as soon as it begins. :D
Well, my 3 minutes of free time are just about up now. Gotta get back to work.
Just wanted to say...
07-17-2001, 08:19 PM
Karen - I vote for a colored pencil forum too!!!! It is quite a medium, so versatile and it can be very demanding. Have working in watercolor most of my life. Then watercolor and colored pencil, 'cuz I just LOVE loads of detail. One of my favorite techniques is to make an impression on the black stock card I use of the subject perhaps a cat and tree leaves in the background, then leave the cat pure black as a silouette and I go crazy with different colors on the leaves. Looks like a stained glass window. Bet Borgeson shows it in her Basic Colored Pencil Techniques book. Has there been a discussion amongst the members on this thread as to whether to call it colored pencil drawing or colored pencil painting. I have heard both and wondered what the members thought. Sleep well all. Gotta go. Have another order for a mini-picture to get done. Helen:)
07-18-2001, 05:02 AM
Thanks Karen for all the great links, the CP Challenge is definitely an amazing site :) Since it's the middle of the night here, I'm going to post this link: CP Challenge Links (http://gallery.passion4art.com/members/challenge/CPLinks.html) . And as folks have time to add them here, or any other interesting CP links, that would be GREAT. And thanks for pointing out they are both your sites, sometimes I don't connect two and two together, though I saw the rumor that you do visit here occasionally, soooooo glad to have you!!! :D :D :D I'm hoping this thread will help add to the wealth of information we are trying to build here at Wet Canvas about colored pencils. Although I'm a newcomer at them, they are quite fun to do and keep my interest for hours at a time. I blame Arlene for this new addiction...LOL.
Helen, I don't know that we've discussed CP drawing versus CP painting, would love to hear everyone's responses to that, would you like to start a new thread on that??? That would be another thread we can pull over to the new forum when we get it !!! The more we post about CP and everything related that we can think of, the more interest there will be, and the sooner it will have enough traffic to warrant it's own forum :)
In the meantime, also check out WC! Colored Pencil Project 2001 (http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/browse_details.msql?proj_id=68) . This is the link to our very own CP project here at Wet Canvas started by the lovely and talented TeAnne :) Thanks for a great project!!
07-18-2001, 09:04 AM
Dear Ivyleaf and Karen! YES! I'll start a new thread on "CP: is it drawing/drawings or painting/paintings??" :clap: I especially want to thank you both for all the work you have been doing on behalf of CP and all us "CPer's". CP is a fascinating medium, I have worked most of my art career in watercolor, but then went into using watercolor and CP to get the details I wanted. It became all CP when the gallery I am with (and which keeps me very busy when I'm not on-line) wanted only my CP work. My images are only 1 inch x 1.50 inch up to 2 inch by 3 inch. But, let me confess, there are as many considerations and sneaky "traps" in those small areas as there are on large sized watercolors!!!!!!! ANYHOO! I'll buzz off now and start that new thread! See ya' later Helen:clap:
07-20-2001, 06:50 PM
Bringing back to the top, cos people want to see :evil:
07-21-2001, 05:31 PM
Back by Popular demand. Back to the top.
Also Have a new Link for ya'll. I think you will Like Bernard Poulin new web page.
When I frist started useing CP's My drawing Teacher showed me a book writen by Mr Poulin. Now if I was only half has good as he.
07-23-2001, 07:59 PM
Back to the top you go :evil:
07-24-2001, 01:43 AM
Haven't been here for awhile 'cause I'm finally moving :clap: but the computer is the last thing we're packing so thought I'd add a few links to some of my fave CP sites before I disconnect:
Kristy Ann Kutch: Offers a tutorial on drawing/coloring a flower from start to finish in CP: http://www.artshow.com/interviews/kutch/index.html
Barbara Newton: Provides a large list of CP book titles available for those interested in the Realistic aspects of colored pencil techniques. She also offers tips/tricks and workshops on her site.
Johanna Pieterman: I believe she is located in the UK, does some incredible work...much inspiration comes from her favorite person, Stevie Nicks and she loves the mystical, celtic and other variances of "magical inspiration". Offers a number of portraits as well as a step by step piece of a fairie and angel...very nice work!
Sally Platte: Just looking at this lady's work is inspirational, very strong realism
Lee Hammond: Probably some of my most cherished possessions (other than my family) include Lee Hammond's books particularly Creating Lifelike Portraits from Photographs and Portraits in Colored Pencil. Lee is also a terrific lady with a heart of gold and personality to match!
Finally, not really a link...although he does have a site, Gary Greene has a book entitled Creating Realistic Textures in Colored Pencil and Realistic Flowers in Colored Pencil...excellent resources for anyone wanting to get the Realism aspect down pat.
Once the move is complete (we're going from the city to the country and from a 1700 sq ft to a 3000 sq ft home) I'll have no excuse not to submit a slew of work to WC. The one thing I made sure of is that the new place has room for my studio!
Take care all, hope to be reconnected by early August...
07-24-2001, 07:21 AM
:confused: I am new to Wet Canvas and have seen the quote "back to the top". What does it mean? Should we go to the top of the thread, or the page or what? Thanks in advance for letting me know!!! :) :cat: Helen
07-24-2001, 12:50 PM
dustii: Thanks for the additional links, these are great!
Helen: :) Not a problem, whenever you reply to a thread, it bumps it 'back to the top' of the list of threads, so that we don't lose the thread to the depths of the forum! It keeps it fresh so that it reminds people it's here, they can see and access the thread quicker.
Here is my latest link addition: Un-du (http://www.un-du.com/) . See the thread entitled "CP Removal Tips (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=15104) " to see reviews of this terrific product!
07-25-2001, 05:31 PM
Thanks Ivyleaf, the tip you gave for the Un-Du is excellent!!! Anyone who needs to remove cp Ivyleaf's info is a must have...she tested it on Indigo and Black Grape.
Invaluable info Ivyleaf...thanks so much!
07-26-2001, 09:14 AM
Thanks dustii ;) (btw, after the move you should show some photos off in the Cafe of your new home and studio!!!)
07-26-2001, 11:19 AM
If you can, turn this into a sticky thread so it always stays on top, or ask a moderator to do it.
07-26-2001, 12:37 PM
Okay ppl my turn to try this sticky thing.... :D
07-26-2001, 03:06 PM
:D Thank you Gerak :D
08-08-2001, 03:23 PM
One more site especially for Britain and europe
The UK Coloured Pencil Society (http://www.ukcps.co.uk)
This is a new site and a new society - - it will grow and improve all the time Check it out please :D
08-11-2001, 01:48 AM
Excellent link Wolfhound, thanks for adding that one in here!!!
08-11-2001, 03:28 AM
Still growing but...
Pencil Artists Community Web Site (http://pencilartists.50megs.com)
08-14-2001, 03:42 AM
Thanks for the link Helen :)
08-14-2001, 01:48 PM
Here is a link on how to use the colourless blenders
How to use Colourless Blenders (http://www.sanford-artedventures.com/create/tech_colorless_blenders.html) :clap: :clap:
08-16-2001, 04:24 AM
Animal, thanks for the link :) :) :)
08-23-2001, 08:26 PM
i usually stay on watercolours but found this so popped in and read all the replies. i have tried coloured pencils and like them but don't know enough about them, so here si a question - if i could only buy one book on this subject which book would give me the most information on the subject and be the best value for money?
along with this i have to say that i will be popping back in here to get some tips. Take care and see you soon.
08-23-2001, 08:52 PM
just looked at the UK CP Society and they require 25.00 membership fee. Just thought i would let others know.
08-24-2001, 12:28 AM
By far I think the best colored pencil book is "The Colored Pencil Solution Book" by Benedetti-Newton and Gildow :) I have this book and I'm constantly reading and re-reading it and find it a valuable source of information.
Another book that I don't have yet that is highly recommended is Ann Kuhlberg's book "Color Pencil Portraits". I haven't read it so can't give personal comments, but I hear it's good.
I also have "Basic Colored Pencil Techniques" by Borgenson, and it was published in 1997, and the basis of the book seems to be alternative or fast layering methods. I did not find it as helpful as the Colored Pencil Solution Book.
Another wealth of information can be found right here at WetCanvas of course ;) .
Hope this helps ;)
08-26-2001, 11:59 AM
Prismacolor's website: http://www.writingspecialties.com/prism2.htm
And also the page with the lightfastness rating on them:
Very interesting, check it out!
08-26-2001, 07:44 PM
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL THE INFORMATION your thread is providing, SOOOOOOO helpful! and all in one place, GREAT IDEA!!
Also, you are doing a great job keeping it up front (see, I learned!) Thanks again!
Helen :clap: :cat:
"We don't fail, we just get wiser!!!"
08-30-2001, 12:56 PM
:o Thanks :) Having the moderator make it a 'sticky' makes it easy cause it just stays up top now! I love being able to do that!
09-03-2001, 09:28 PM
Just found "Bargin Books" ad in "The Artist's Magazine" went to web site and ordered free catalogue, then clicked on site for hamiltonbook.com and WOW!!! "Colored Pencil Solution Book" by Gildow and Newton Hardbound for $11.95 (reg. price is $27.99!) Can't beat that!!!! Hope it helps!
"The work of art I do not make, none other will ever make." Simone Weil
10-01-2001, 11:58 AM
Hope I'm not repeating something someone has already let us know about but Saturday the art store owner here in town GAVE me three of these new Stabilo SOFTCOLOR CPs to try out. Am in the midst of doing a picture of my left hand with them to experiment, will try and post when done, just got the grisaille done as am doing it on my signature black paper.
These pencils have no wax in them so no tendency to "bloom", AND they are EASY to erase, a big plus!!!!!
"The one human freedom they cannot take away is our freedom to choose our attitude in any given circumstance."Viktor Frankl, concentration camp survivor.
11-16-2001, 01:02 AM
Here`s a Good FAQ site about coloured Pencils.
11-16-2001, 04:22 PM
Just recently a very nice person at Ann Kullberg's forum posted this link that I think everyone will enjoy...
Sandra Angelo's website is now online!
12-11-2001, 09:32 PM
It is good to see you Karen on WC!!!
01-10-2002, 04:34 PM
Sorry I don't get around here as much as I'd like to, but when I do I always enjoy myself. :)
I have some new links/info I thought you might be interested in.
First, Derwent has released their "Signature Collection " pencils... YEA!
They promise "...archival qualities ensure that the work you do with them will last, not fade or change. They are manufactured with professional artist grade pigments, offering soft, blendable texture and excellent coverage."
This is the first pencil that has been created specifically for artist who worry about the lightfast issue.
You can find them at:
Dick Blick Art Supply (http://www.dickblick.com/zz205/00/products.asp?param=0&ig_id=5376)
I also have collected some new links to CP video instructions, kits and books. I hope no one minds if I make the links to my site (there are so many of them, I would grow old copying them all).
One last note, Ann Kullberg is taking pre-orders for her new book "Capturing Soft Realism in Colored Pencil" due to be released in July, 2002.
These are signed copies she is taking orders for, so I'm sure a lot of people are going to want one.
You can get your name on the list at: http://www.annkullberg.com/SoftRealism.htm
I'll try to stop around here as often as possible.
Keep having fun everyone!
01-15-2002, 08:05 PM
Some great information there Karen, thanks! And the new CP Challenge site looks awesome! Keep up the good work!
:) :) :)
03-03-2002, 07:33 PM
I receive an email update for a site called Artists Journal. There was a link there that I think is very helpful for choosing colours in coloured pencil when you are selecting your palette for a new drawing.
Here is the link:
03-04-2002, 02:41 AM
Thanks olika, yes that is very helpful indeed!
03-21-2002, 06:08 PM
This is one of the best stickies at WC, it is so FULL of info - great idea, now I only have to find time to browse them all.
03-22-2002, 02:27 AM
Thanks Joe, this thread is one of my 'pride and joys' here at WC, I've spent hours upon hours working on it and trying to keep the links verified.
Scribble Website (http://glassgems.net/scribble/) has moved to that location, check it out!
Please let me know if you find any other broken links! Hard as I try I may miss one or two!!!
:D :D :D
03-23-2002, 07:15 PM
You mentioned Bet Borgesons book" Basic Colored Pencil Techniques. Will it not be too much to ask you, whether it is possible to copy the page 124, and post it here ?
Thank you in advance for what ever reponse.
06-01-2002, 04:07 AM
Hello!! Avy! thanks for the links!! I like me this medium and I want to know more about it!! Of course tell me if you find more!! Thanks!! I save some as favorites!! :D
06-01-2002, 08:14 AM
Thanks so much for all of the wonderful resources!
06-01-2002, 03:03 PM
Dear Charles - On March 13 I had major surgery and have not been on the computer very much. So am very late in answering your post!!! I don't know how to post written material here. Also, since the material is copywritten I don't know if I should. I will just send a few excerpts: "Some stalling examples may be excessive layering [of colored pencil], over-refining of negative spaces, or gravitating always to a drawing's "safe" area to work." "To help combat this we must be sharp observers of all that is happening to a drawing as work on it progresses" "If our work unaccountably slows down, it is probably because we are dodging one component by working to much at others". "The problem we try to avoid often relates to the very reason we started the work in the first place." I hope this helps. Miek
06-11-2002, 08:56 PM
Can we see your coloured pencils? (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=16555)
06-12-2002, 03:00 AM
I am so sorry to hear about the surgical intervention you had. I am sure you have well recuperated, and all that you underwent is now a past memory. I wish you well, and free of illness.
Don't bother to scan the material for me. You have been good enough to give all the necessary information.
Take good care of yourself.
06-21-2002, 08:29 PM
I was lucky to have this book "Creative Colored Pencil Portraits and Self Portraits, Rockport Publ., 1996 " by Vera Curnow, lent to me for 2 weeks. If you can get hold of it, it's worth a read. I was particularly interested in the process of CPs on fabric. I can't wait to give it a go.
Coloured Pencil Books site (http://www.cpsa.org/BIBLIO/CPBooks.html)
08-28-2002, 03:56 AM
Janets art Supplies & Books (http://www.janetsart.com.au/home.asp)
You can download the catelogue etc.
145 Victoria Ave
Chatswood 2067 NSW
Ph: 02 9417 8572
Fax: 02 9417 7617
10-05-2002, 10:15 AM
Here is a CP web side I discovered:
11-29-2002, 07:37 AM
Wow thanks for all that work,will have fun surfing now
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