Announcing CP Magic May 2021, with featured artist Susan Brinkmann. 40 pages of great and inspiring information for colored pencil artists at all levels, including a great, intermediate-level tutorial.
Here’s a peek.
What’s in CP Magic May 2021
The Featured Artist
Susan Brinkmann is an award-winning British artist based in the Netherlands. She specializes in colored pencil portraits of people and animals, and her artwork has been published and exhibited on an international scale. She also receives portrait commissions from around the world.
As much as she enjoys creating art, she loves even more teaching others how to create their own colored pencil art.
She talks about her artwork and passion for teaching in the interview portion of this month’s CP Magic.
This Month’s Tutorial
Susan’s intermediate-level tutorial is based on a portrait of a Welsh Terrier. In addition to showing you how she draws such thick, curly hair, her tutorial includes suggestions on making the most of a less than ideal reference photo.
Susan uses Caran d’Ache Supracolour and Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils on Winsor & Newton Smooth Surface Heavyweight Paper.
New This Month: Pet Portraits in Colored Pencils
This month features the second in a series of new columns focusing on specific subjects. Last month, I wrote about The Landscape Artist.
This month’s special column is for the reader who is or wants to become a pet portrait artist. This column focuses on the most important thing to get right in any kind of portrait.
Also in CP Magic May 2021
Making the Kind of Art You Want to Make
When it comes to creating art, you should create what you’re passionate about. At least that’s the guiding principle. But what does that mean?
Nothing But Pencils & Paper for Beginners
Are you new to colored pencils? Then this monthly column is for you!
Then & Now
Every artist started somewhere. Even your favorite artists. Then & Now features “then” and “now” works to encourage all of us to keep drawing when we fell like we’ll never improve!
The CP Magic Reader Gallery
The CP Magic Reader Gallery is dedicated reader work. Selections cover the range of skill levels.
The full collection is available for viewing online. Take a peak at the May collection here, then learn how you can submit your latest finished colored pencil artwork.
The Final Pencil Strokes
Have you ever reached the end of an issue of CP Magic, and wished there was more to read? The Final Pencil Strokes wraps up each issue with links to three colored pencil blog posts for further information on the wonderful world of colored pencils.
About CP Magic
CP Magic is a monthly digital publication written by colored pencil artists for colored pencil artists at all levels.
Each month features an artist interview and tutorial so you can meet the artist and see how they work. You also get great general-interest articles and regular columns and features with each issue.