Carrie L. Lewis, Artist

New to Colored Pencils? Start Here.

Are you new to colored pencils? Do you want to make colored pencil art you can be proud of?

If you dream of making colored pencil drawings you’re proud to show off, you’ve come to the right place!

Start Here Colored Pencils

I’m all about inspiring, teaching, and encouraging artists from all over the world to improve their drawing skills and create beautiful colored pencil drawings.

My Art Journey

When I first began making art way back in the 1960s, there was no such thing as the internet. At least not for public use. I learned how to paint by painting every horse paint-by-number kit I could get my hands on. Every Christmas, I got one or two and they were the highlight of the season.

After working my way through all known kits and painting them the way they were supposed to be painted, I started making changes. Small at first, then bigger.

A different color here or there.

A changed leg position.

Maybe a change to the background.

One day, my mother suggested I make my own drawings to paint. A window opened on a whole new world. I’ve been painting ever since.

I could have gone to art school had I wanted to. But by the time I graduated high school, I already knew what I wanted to do and how I wanted to do it: I wanted to draw horses to look as life-like as I could make them. I wanted to draw portraits.

For nearly forty years, that’s exactly what I did. I taught myself oil painting and, later, colored pencil drawing. It was a long, sometimes frustrating process to get where I am today.

My hope is that the tutorials and articles I write on this site will help you advance your art by sharing what I’ve learned and the mistakes I’ve made.

Colored Pencils on the Start Here Page

If You’re New to Colored Pencils, What Do You Need Help With?

If you’re like most new readers, you’ve come to this blog with the hope of taking your art to the next level. But you’re also facing one or more common challenges.

So I’ve organized this site into 4 portals to help you find the answers to your questions. They are:

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