CP Magic! October 2022

CP Magic! October 2022

What’s in CP Magic! October 2022

Featured Artist: Todd Baxter interview and tutorial

Creating Textures with Colored Pencils, Part 1

Product Review: Colourfix Paper

Art Corners: The Electrified Kitchen Table!

Featured Artist: Todd Baxter


Although Todd Baxter does full-color work with both of his favorite mediums (oils and colored pencils), his trademark style is half-tone colored pencil portraits. He talks about the motivation behind using one color of pencil on colored paper, as well as his transition from full-time self-employed graphic artist to fine artist.

He also gives us a peek into his spacious and beautiful studio, including his Top Three list of studio must-haves, and 8 marketing ideas for generating art income.


Todd’s advanced-level tutorial is a bit different from most CP Magic! tutorials. How? He focuses more on creating a line drawing freehand than on rendering. This is no fill-in-the-shapes tutorial! If you’re looking for a better way to make realistic freehand drawings, then you’ll want to spend some time with Todd and his tutorial.

Creating Textures with Colored Pencils, Part 1

Cynthia Knox presents the first part of a two-part series describing how she creates all those wonderful textures using colored pencils. This month, she talks about flower petals, lace and metal.

Product Review: Art Spectrum Colourfix Smooth Pastel Paper

Carrie bought new paper: Art Spectrum Colourfix Smooth Pastel paper. She shares  her thoughts  on this unique textured paper in the Product Review column.

Art Corners

Shelley Oberholser talks about her “electrified kitchen table,” which allows her to not only use her powered devices for making art, but saves time, too. If you work at your kitchen table, you don’t want to miss this!

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