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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Visiting some wonderful new blogs...






In responding to comments left on my blog I've recently found some wonderful new art blogs that, if you haven't visited yet, I think you'll find very interesting and helpful.

1. http://sketchesbyfiz.blogspot.com/ is a blog by Felicity Grace. I found it recently and immediately fell in love with her colored pencil technique. She is an awesome artist, and when I asked a couple of questions about her portraiture technique she was kind enough to do a mini tutorial and posted a series of WIPs with lots of great information. The two portrait images above (posted here courtesy of Felicity) are the first and the last WIPs. To see the complete series, here's the post:

2. Teresa Mallen left a comment on my blog and I'm so glad I followed the link to her blog and website! Not only does she have some gorgeous art on display (the beautiful crocuses above is one example from the gallery on her website - posted courtesy of Teresa), she also has lots of information for colored pencil artists such as tips, tricks, resources...... AND...... a free e-zine you can sign up for to share tips and techniques, and receive critiques on your work! Thank you, Teresa for graciously sharing your knowledge! Here's the link for Teresa's blog: http://www.teresamallenstudio.blogspot.com/ and here's the link for her website: http://www.teresamallenstudio.com/

3. The United Kingdom Colored Pencil Society (UKCPS) has a great site, some informative step by step demos, and other tips and hints. I particularly like Graham Brace's colored pencil landscapes so I was thrilled to find a demo by him. Don't miss 'em! UKCPS website: http://www.ukcps.co.uk/Welcome.htm, and the step by step demos: http://www.ukcps.co.uk/steps.htm

Have fun browsing........... and Happy New Year!

8 comments:

Ana Tirolese said...

I found your blog through another blog and then happily went and checked out the blogs your recommended. Thank you.

Teresa Mallen said...

Well hey, I am in excellent company here. I'm honoured!!

I just love Felicity's piece. Their faces are just so interesting - what wonderful expressions! She has done a terrific job. Of course the UK coloured pencil site is filled with lots of great stuff. I really enjoy browsing around the websites of the members.

Thanks Teresa for your generous compliments and your very kind words!! They are much appreciated.

Jo Castillo said...

Hi Teresa, thanks for the link and these are cool sites. Thanks for the info.

"JeanneG" said...

When I read a blog, I check to see if there are comments by artists I haven't visited yet. Then I visit. It's a wonderful way of getting to know the work of others I might not see otherwise.

Thanks for the Uk one. I haven't been there and didn't know they had lessons.

Happy New Year. Stay safe.

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Beverly Kaye Gallery said...

There are some really quality links here......glad to have found you.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Lovely to find new art blogs - there are some clever people out there - wish I could draw.

Watercolorist said...

Your blog is full of interesting information. Look forward to constant visits.
Jean

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