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

Looking for a Good Light Box

Are you looking for a good light box that fits your budget and studio space? Carrie recommends three brands that might exactly fit the bill.
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How to Draw so Things Look Real

Do you want to know how to draw so things look real, no matter what you like to draw? Long-time artist Carrie L. Lewis shares three keys that work for every subject.
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Why Some Colors Don’t Show on Black Paper

Have you ever wondered why some colors don't show on black paper when you're using colored pencils? Carrie Lewis explains.
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Comparing Crayola and Prismacolor Pencils

CP artist Carrie Lewis is comparing Crayola and Prismacolor colored pencils in today's Q&A post, and sharing thoughts on skin tones in the Colors of the World set from Crayola.
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3 Tips for Drawing Clouds

A reader asked for advice on drawing clouds, and Carrie responds with three basic tips that will help you draw any type of cloud in a realistic manner.
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Choosing a Theme for Your Art

How important is choosing a theme for your art? Is it better to focus on one subject or is it okay to draw different subjects? Carrie shares her thoughts on this topic.
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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

Looking for a Good Light Box

Are you looking for a good light box that fits your budget and studio space? Carrie recommends three brands that might exactly fit the bill.
Read More "Looking for a Good Light Box"

How to Draw so Things Look Real

Do you want to know how to draw so things look real, no matter what you like to draw? Long-time artist Carrie L. Lewis shares three keys that work for every subject.
Read More "How to Draw so Things Look Real"

Drawing a Sky on Sanded Paper

Drawing a sky on sanded paper is a mini-tutorial showing you how to layer, dry blend, and layer again to create rich, smooth color on even the coarsest art papers.
Read More "Drawing a Sky on Sanded Paper"

A Plein Air Experiment

Artist and guest blogger Jana Botkin shares the results of her plein air experiment with colored pencils, and her thoughts on the experience.
Read More "A Plein Air Experiment"

November 2022 CP Magic! Magazine

Take a peek at the November 2022 CP Magic! magazine and get your copy for lots of beautiful art and great articles.
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Why Some Colors Don’t Show on Black Paper

Have you ever wondered why some colors don't show on black paper when you're using colored pencils? Carrie Lewis explains.
Read More "Why Some Colors Don’t Show on Black Paper"

Comparing Crayola and Prismacolor Pencils

CP artist Carrie Lewis is comparing Crayola and Prismacolor colored pencils in today's Q&A post, and sharing thoughts on skin tones in the Colors of the World set from Crayola.
Read More "Comparing Crayola and Prismacolor Pencils"

3 Tips for Drawing Clouds

A reader asked for advice on drawing clouds, and Carrie responds with three basic tips that will help you draw any type of cloud in a realistic manner.
Read More "3 Tips for Drawing Clouds"

Choosing a Theme for Your Art

How important is choosing a theme for your art? Is it better to focus on one subject or is it okay to draw different subjects? Carrie shares her thoughts on this topic.
Read More "Choosing a Theme for Your Art"
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