CP Magic! December 2020

CP Magic! December 2020

What’s in CP Magic! December 2020

CP Magic! December 2020

Gift giving ideas for the colored pencil artist on your list (yourself included!)

Tutorial by Carrie L. Lewis

Maintaining an art habit through the holidays

Best medium and paper for drawing black metal

Special Edition!

This special Christmas issue begins with a gift guide for colored pencil enthusiasts. If you’re looking for something special, trending, unique, or useful to give the colored pencil artist on your shopping list, this is the issue for you. And if you’re the colored pencil artist on someone else’s list, feel free to pass this issue on to them.

This issue also includes tips for staying creative during this busy season. If you’ve discovered that it’s easier to maintain a habit than to try to start it again after even a short break, but are looking for ways to stay creative, this article was written for you.

Gift Giving Ideas for the Colored Pencil Artist on Your Gift List

What’s new and trending in the world of colored pencil?

Just in time for Christmas, CP Magic presents ideas for the colored pencil artist on your gift list. The list includes links to online classes and courses, tutorial downloads, books and magazines, and fun merchandise. Whether you’re looking for stocking stuffers or something more substantial, the 2020 Gift Guide is your place to start shopping.


Carrie Lewis shares one of her favorite still life tutorials with a stunning red Christmas ornament. Join Carrie and learn how to put down a base layer of muted local colors, glaze color over that base layer, and then finish with rich, vibrant colors.

The Great Art Adventure

Wouldn’t you think that staying focused on a really good adventure would be easy? Not always! December’s installment of The Great Art Adventure reveals those Ogres of the Urgent that can sidetrack even the most intrepid artist.

Maintaining an Art Habit Through the Holidays

We’re entering one of the busiest times of the year, the Holidays. You might be tempted to set aside drawing or painting this month, but don’t do it! It’s much easier to stay creative, than to try to reclaim creativity after even a short break. Maintaining an Art Habit includes tips for finding (or making) time for art in December, as well as offering other ways to stay creative.

Ask Carrie

What’s the best medium and paper for drawing black metal? Carrie shares the answer to this question, as well as a few tips for drawing metal and other reflective surfaces.

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