Carrie L. Lewis, Artist

Helping You Create Art You Can be Proud Of

Helping You Create Art You Can be Proud Of

with the colored pencils you love.

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Getting Started With Colored Pencil

Free Color Wheel & Value Scale Templates Two free tools you can download and print. Use them as drawing exercise tools or to create reference tools. Complete with step-by-step instructions and suggestions for creating your...

Basic Drawing Lessons

4 Straight Line Drawing Exercises Four line control exercises that will help you improve pencil control. I used a 6B graphite pencil for each of these because I enjoy the way a soft lead goes...

Advanced Tips, Tools, and Techniques

Drawing on Colored Papers to Reduce Drawing Time Using a colored support is a great way to jump start your next colored pencil project. If you choose a color that provides a base color or...

Reader Questions

Colored Pencil and Mixed Media

Carrie shares two basic concerns with using colored pencils and mixed media: What papers should you use and are there special techniques?
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Color Picker Programs for Colored Pencils

Carrie shares four color picker programs for colored pencils, adult coloring books, and other color-intensive applications.
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Smooth Color Transitions with Colored Pencils

There are a lot of ways to get smooth color transitions when using colored pencils. Carrie shares her secret with two examples.
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Using Colored Pencils on Wood

Is using colored pencils on wood possible? Are there any special techniques involved? Carrie shares her experience and a few tips.
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Getting Vivid Color on Black Sanded Paper

Is getting vivid color on black sanded paper any easier or more difficult than on traditional drawing papers? Carrie shares her test results.
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Using Colored Pencil over Charcoal

Using colored pencil over charcoal is a good way to add color to your charcoal drawing, but only if you follow these basic principles.
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CP Magic Magazine for Colored Pencil Artists

CP Magic magazine provides colored pencil news to colored pencil artists. Each month features a different artist whom you will meet through an interview and then see at work with an exclusive tutorial.

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Recent Posts

My Preferred Drawing Papers

What are your preferred drawing papers? Carrie answers this reader's question by talking about the papers she uses and how she uses them.
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Personal Art Challenges: Are They Right for You?

How important are personal art challenges? Carrie talks about her experiences, and shares tips on setting up a personal art challenge.
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More Tips for Beginning Artists

Long-time artist Carrie Lewis shares 4 more tips for beginning artists based lessons she's learned the hard way after decades of creating art.
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What Do You Want to Know About Colored Pencils?

If you could ask one question about colored pencils and making colored pencil drawings and know you would get an answer, what would you ask? Click this link and leave your question in the comment section.
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Colored Pencil and Mixed Media

Carrie shares two basic concerns with using colored pencils and mixed media: What papers should you use and are there special techniques?
Read More "Colored Pencil and Mixed Media"

Color Picker Programs for Colored Pencils

Carrie shares four color picker programs for colored pencils, adult coloring books, and other color-intensive applications.
Read More "Color Picker Programs for Colored Pencils"

Smooth Color Transitions with Colored Pencils

There are a lot of ways to get smooth color transitions when using colored pencils. Carrie shares her secret with two examples.
Read More "Smooth Color Transitions with Colored Pencils"

Using Colored Pencils on Wood

Is using colored pencils on wood possible? Are there any special techniques involved? Carrie shares her experience and a few tips.
Read More "Using Colored Pencils on Wood"

Getting Vivid Color on Black Sanded Paper

Is getting vivid color on black sanded paper any easier or more difficult than on traditional drawing papers? Carrie shares her test results.
Read More "Getting Vivid Color on Black Sanded Paper"
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