CP Magic! December 2022

CP Magic! December 2022

What’s in CP Magic! December 2022

Featured Artist: Oksana Burr interview & tutorial

Jana Botkin: The Seven Best Business Tips I Ever Received

Book Review: Drawing Animal Portraits with Coloured Pencil

Art Corners

Featured Artist: Oksana Burr


Russian-born artist Oksana Burr joins CP Magic! as the featured artist.

Oksana’s passion for art began when she was a high school student in Russia, and it continues today. Although she draws a wide variety of subjects, one thing links all of her work: her interest in realistically capturing everything she draws.


Oksana chose to draw the trunk of an ancient Sycamore tree she photographed while visiting a park. If you don’t think a tree trunk can be an interesting enough subject to draw, this one may change your mind. It’s full of character, color, and texture.

Oksana used Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils, Derwent Drawing pencils, and PanPastels on Clairefontaine Pastelmat.

The Seven Best Business Tips I Ever Received

Jana Botkin

Jana shares a wonderful collection of marketing tips she learned while working with a local, small business woman. While these business tips are especially helpful for in-person marketing, they can also be a great benefit to those who market online.

Book Review: Drawing Animal Portraits in Coloured Pencil

Internationally known colored pencil artist, Lisa Ann Watkins, recently published a book showcasing her methods of drawing animal portraits. Carrie reviews Drawing Animal Portraits in Coloured Pencil.

Waiting for that Ah-Ha! Moment

Have you ever caught yourself wishing for “that ah-ha moment” with your art? Carrie shares tips for making sure those moments happen.

Art Corners

Do you work in a small art space? Do you use solvents? Shelly Oberholser shares her method for dealing withe liquid solvents and for storing them.

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