Carrie L. Lewis, Artist & Teacher

Helping You Create Art You Can be Proud Of

Colored Pencil Student, Summer 2014 Issue

Now Available!

Colored Pencil Magazine, June 2014 Cover
The Summer 2014 issue is now available for digital download or in print form.

Articles of interest include basic cameras for first time buyers, the regular What You Said column, Q&A, and many other feature and instructional articles.

And, of course, my article, Mastering Wood Grain, which includes step-by-step instruction on developing the drawing shown here beginning with an umber under drawing.

Mastering Wood Grain Illustration

The summer issue is 52 pages chock full of eye candy and fun for colored pencil artists everywhere. Click here to purchase your copy.

Back issues are also available.


2 Neat Tricks for Erasing or “Lifting” Color from Colored Pencil Drawings


Colored Pencil Magazine, August 2014 Issue


  1. Jack Etheredge

    Love this site. I got a lot of great tips here. I tried the mounting putty to clean up my drawings and love it.

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    • Gunter,

      Thank you for your very kind words. I’m thrilled to have been of help to you in reaching your goals with colored pencil.

      Thank you for reading the magazine and the blog and for leaving a comment.

      Best wishes and happy drawing!


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