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Old 01-05-2017, 08:41 PM
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Hi everyone--I'm a brand new member and figured I would plunge in with a short post about myself. I've been lurking here a while and reading up on tips, technique, etc. like a madman. Some of the members on here are so incredibly talented. Wow... I know I cannot be that good, but I enjoy admiring as I consider websites like this a kind of virtual museum.

I live in New York City and work at a Media/Entertainment company, though my job has *zero* to do with drawing or coloring. Instead, I work on the financial and business side of the company. Nevertheless, I enjoy doodling during meetings and better yet... when I have spare time I adore creating drawings that are in an eclectic range from charcoal portraits (ala Masters Drawings--very rough drafts style) to pencil drawings to nudes and mandalas--though not 'nude mandalas' ... (actually, for the mandalas I have been creating very geometric shapes lately with a good old fashioned compass and ruler--painfully slow, but I have found a computer program tat does the same, so I might experiment with that art too) I . Lately, I have starting coloring (or is the word 'colorizing'?) some work... but the results have been mixed. Clearly I need to study some more technique and practice, practice, practice.

I keep a Canson Sketch pad in my office along with my many drawing pencils (mostly Tombow and Staedtler brands, with 2B and HB being my most often used hardness). I love to use my charcoal pencils (I find vine charcoal is too messy for me everyday) mostly from General brand (Med and Ex Soft), though I recently picked up some of the Tinted Charcoal pencils from Derwent but have not had time to use them yet. (So much to draw, so little time.) I also have an obsessive collection of erasers ranging from kneaded to magic rub to Mars, etc. Definitely an addiction.

Lately I picked up the colored pencil bug, and have been doing some learning. I've been experimenting (very very primitive things) but will post some work here when I feel more comfortable... though my tonal ranges and shading have a looooong way to go--its very frustrating at first. I currently have a set of Prismacolor and also a set of Polychromos.

When I'm not drawing or working, I have a goodly sized family (wife and five small kids at home--the family that colors together, stays together? ) that takes up most of my time. When online, I tend to spend time reading abotu techniques, watching helpful YouTube videos or drooling over supplies on DickBlick.com (do we all do that, or am I possessed? ) So, actually, I have some supplies at my job office, but also have supplies at home since the kids all want to use Dad's Pencils (which I do not mind sharing with them as long as they are responsible).

Anyway, here I am. Glad I found this place. If anyone has some good links to "Beginner" threads or sites on learning more about shading with color, please holler.


No, You're not possessed! I not only look at and drool over the art supplies, I buy WAY too many. I think it's an addiction, especially to colored pencils. I have (all LARGE sets) of Caran D'Ache, FC Polychromos, Lyra Rembrandt, Prismacolor--all 150 of them, FC Albrecht Durer watercolor pencils, Derwent Coloursoft and Inktense, FC PITT Pastel Pencils (still trying to figure out what to do with them) and many more, so don't feel bad at all! I LOVE colored pencils!
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Old 01-05-2017, 08:48 PM
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Re: Who are you? I really want to know!!

Hi, I have been working with colored pencils, primarily Prismacolor, but others if they have shades that interest me. I do portraits and figure studies.
"Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea."- John Ciardi
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Old 02-11-2017, 07:11 AM
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Re: Who are you? I really want to know!!

Hi all my name is Steven I was born and raised in England quite a few years ago and still live just 13 miles from where I was born. I met my wife when we where just 14 we have been married 45 years this June. We have 2 daughters and 1 son who have given us 8 wonderful grandchildren, 4 boys and 4 girls and now 2 great grandchildren. I haven't spent as much time on WC or with my art as I would like lately due to life getting in the way, hopefully we are through the worst and can spend more time on the fun things.
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Greetings all!

My name is Bonnie (AKA NizhoniWolf) and i am from Hampshire, UK. I am 30 yrs old and live with my partner, son of 21mts and two sled dog types (One of which we work pulling dry-land sleds, backpacking and weight pull. The other is Retired...shes 10 this month ).

I am mostly a colour pencil artist, but i also dabble in watercolour (and would like to learn more about this medium) I Mostly use Prisma color and have brought a small tin of Faber-Castell to experiment with. I Also do Pyrography (Burning an illustration into wood or leather) I consider myself to be predominantly a fantasy and/or Anthro artist (Beatrix potter styled animals and were-animals).

I am hoping to learn more skills, share skills and make friends!
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Old 04-04-2017, 02:54 AM
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Hi Everyone

New to the forum and just wanted to say hello.

My name is Scott and I have just recently began drawing with CP. Bit of a newbie so hoping to learn lots from this site and I am looking forward to being a part of the community.

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Old 04-13-2017, 01:37 AM
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Hi Everyone.....

I'm fairly new to Wet Canvas, new to this forum, and this is my first post! I'm an "artist want-to-be"; and I would categorize myself as a colorist and card maker. I have no drawing talents, even though I've tried since I was a kid, thus I've enjoyed stamping or adult coloring books, and using other peoples artwork to express myself.

I have numerous sets of colored pencils which I enjoy using, shading, layering, bringing that page to life with color. I also enjoy alcohol markers, mainly Copic and Chameleon, as well as watercolors. Putting down color makes me happy!!

I've just discovered Pan Pastels for my coloring book backgrounds, and see loads of ways to incorporate them into my cards. The excitement of creating a piece of my imagination to send to someone can be pure joy.

I'm so happy to be here to gain knowledge and ideas to help me grow.
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Old 04-30-2017, 02:26 PM
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I am from Nova Scotia and I have just recently started drawing and colouring through the inspiration and encouragement of my daughter who is 11 yrs old and loves art.

I am 41 yrs old and have 2 boys and a girl and have been married for 15 yrs. I have found drawing to be very relaxing and a great stress reliever. When you see your drawing come to life as you complete it is just so sayisfying. I have been searching the site since I joined and seeing all the work people have posted is really incredible and inspiring.
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Old 05-19-2017, 09:44 AM
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Re: Who are you? I really want to know!!

Hi. I'm from UK and started with coloured pencils this year. I'm also trying to improve my watercolour painting, and I like to combine the two (CP over watercolour). I'm hoping to try and master watercolour pencils too.

I'm studying botanical and natural history illustration, so right now I'm trying to paint plants, flowers, fruits, birds and insects in an accurate, realistic style. I like looser styles too though.

I've been lurking wetcanvas for years to find information and answers to questions, but now I've decided I'd like to chat and get involved too!
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Old 05-28-2017, 03:33 PM
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Re: Who are you? I really want to know!!

I'm in new in art and I'm here to improve my (low) skills and to meet fellow artists! I love colored pencils, especially I'd like to paint landscapes in colored pencils. Hope to get some good advice
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Old 06-28-2017, 04:52 AM
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Hello Everyone,
I started recently drawing with graphite pencils and colored pencils. Hoping to learn from this site. Thanks
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Old 07-21-2017, 08:39 PM
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Hello I'm Kerry, I'm 29 and live in the UK. I joined to learn ways to improve my sketches and colouring, I've drawn on and off my whole life so I think I have some basic skills to make a nice sketch but lack in techniques to make it shine.
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Old 08-09-2017, 08:51 PM
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Hello, I am new to wetcanvas and trying to learn to color better. I am interested mostly in adult coloring books and making my work look good so i can be proud of it. I have tried a few types of colored pencils and my favorite overall are prismacolor Premier. I am disabled and a single mom of two very talented artistic girls.
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Old 08-14-2017, 01:06 PM
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I retired a couple of years ago from a 40 year career in apparel technical design. Kind of technical and creative both. Adobe illustrator and cad systems were my work tools. It has been a delight to go back to drawing with a real pencil. I dabbled in oil colors since my teen years but never had a lot of time because of career and family. I wanted to learn a more portable medium with the intentions of traveling so I have been trying to teach myself I thought it would be easy. Lol I know better now. I am not giving up. Mostly I watched YouTube videos bought books and experimented. I am a curious person so the journey has been fun and interesting. I got a little frustrated and searched everywhere for a local instructor. I found one. She is so talented, a former Cpsa president of our chapter and an author Imagine my excitement to have that talent so close to me. My passion is art and I can't imagine a day without it
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Old 08-24-2017, 03:49 PM
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You asked in a PM about who I am. I am a 68 yr old female living in Toronto Canada. I started watercolour 25 yrs ago and recently got into pastel. I used to do landscape painting but got tired of that since everyone is doing it.
Decided to do portraits about 6 months ago and have not looked back. I enjoy doing portraits much more than landscape. More challenging. That's who I am. Will be moving to Kingston On. soon.
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Old 09-01-2017, 05:46 AM
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Hi I am Annelies,

I used to draw a lot of portraits with graphite. Since a few years I am into Zentangle and work mostly with black pen. Recently I got a set of Derwent Coloursoft pencils and Copic markers and am exploring colour now as well
I hope t learn a lot here and to pick up drawing people again.

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