Wednesday, July 31, 2013

MEET UP! Friday 8/2

We are really excited about our first MEET UP!

If you live in the Carolinas we would love to have you join our local group,
on Facebook at: .

This Friday 8/2  from 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Apex, NC (20 minutes outside Raleigh) - we will give you directions once you sign up.

At this meet up we will be testing products that have been donated by Strathmore and Staedtler.
We will have snacks, fun, freebies and a door prize!

Space is limited as it will be held in a residence but we hope to grow this group and find a venue for future meet ups. We have only 5 spots left as of  7/31.

You can sign up by either joining the facebook group listed above, and then RSVP, or email us directly at with MEET UP in the subject line.

It's gonna be fun so don't miss out on this event!

Monday, July 22, 2013

FUN GIVEAWAY! Battery Operated Eraser

Product Description
Quik-Fix comes with two batteries and 9 eraser heads. Erasing large areas is not a challenge with a common eraser but if you want to eraser small areas it can be tedious. Quik-Fix is fast and most of all—accurate. Quik-Fix also allows you to do reverse imagery by taking away small areas in a large area of a picture (or the whole picture) entirely covered by graphite, charcoal or other artist media. This allows different and unique possibilities in your artworks.

We will choose 2 random winners
Friday, 7/26/13 4pmEST

 Q: What art supply have you wanted to try but haven't?

  • To be eligible to play you must first "Like" our facebook page at
  • Must not have won a "Fun Giveaway" prize in 90 days.
  • Post your answer on this blog entry's comment section before deadline date/time. 
  • One entry per profile - be sure we have your name to match up with our likes on fb!
  • Winner will be announced here so check back!
  • You have 7 days to claim your prize.  
  • Submitted answers may appear in our publications


    Our Random winners are:
    Raziya Swan 
    Erica Hasselbach
    Please contact us at
    with your shipping address before 8/2/2013 to claim your prize.



Friday, July 12, 2013

FUN GIVEAWAY! Derwent Metallic Pencils, Set of 12

Product Description: The set contains Metallic Antique Gold, Metallic Blue, Metallic Bronze, Metallic Copper, Metallic Gold, Metallic Green, Metallic Pewter, Metallic Pink, Metallic Purple, Metallic Red, Metallic Silver and Metallic Yellow in a reusable tin.

We will choose 1 random winner
Monday July 15th, 2013 4pmEST.

from those posted!
 Show us on our NEW forum
(under the "WIP > FUN GIVEAWAY!" thread)
what masterpiece you're currently creating!

Easy Register/Sign-In Here:,41.msg203.html#msg203


  • Post your answer on the COLORED PENCIL Art Board
  • Must not have won a "Fun Giveaway" prize in 90 days.
  • Winner will be announced here so check back!
  • You have 7 days to claim your prize. 

    Our Random winner is:


    Please contact us at
    with your shipping address before 7/22/2013 to claim your prize.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

June CPM Art Challenge - #1306 "Sea Shells"

JUNE ART CHALLENGE - # 1306 "Sea Shells"

DEADLINE: July 10, 2013

Photo by Sally Ford
Copyright released!



• Pro/Advanced:
24 Cretacolor Karmina Colored Pencil Tin
Global Art Black Leather Pencil Case fits 48

• Student/Beginner:
24 Cretacolor Karmina Colored Pencil Tin
Global Art Materials Canvas Pencil Case fits 48

All artwork is owned by the submitting artist and no copyright will be transferred to Colored Pencil Magazine or Platte Productions Publishing but by submitting, uploading, or sharing your artwork to our Flickr account, you are giving Colored Pencil Magazine and Platte Productions Publishing, permission to print and /or display your work in print and/or online.  

PRO/ADVANCED WINNER - Dominika Kowalczyk


Why it won:

I think this is my personal favorite entry of all the CPM Art Challenges ... I am pretty obsessed with it. When we were looking at this, one thing came to us the minute we saw it – it was better than the photo – it took all the things that were great about the reference and just enhanced it. The crispness, insane detail, and colors are excellent – it has a colorful tone with keeping it believable in nature. The creative crop was also impressive and I could imagine you taking this same reference and doing a companion piece. Honored to have you enter and hopes that this will inspire others! Look forward to seeing more from you.

Why it won:

When looking at this piece it makes the viewer want to pick each shell up, right off the paper! This just looks like it was a blast to do and we love that you were unafraid of the color use. The details in each shell keeps the eyes roaming from one part of the artwork to another. I think the only critic would be the brown shell fell a little flat. We liked your sand technique and know that this was one of those areas that were unexpectedly difficult for many. After reading about your difficult start, and then not being sure if you were going to finish on time, I think that those few areas that could be improved were due to those struggles, but boy are we glad that you pushed through!

Claire Lin

Deborah Martin

Dre Bravo

Jan Shilling

Janna Voss

Karen Anne Brady

Karen Anne Brady

Kelly Laher

Ronda Margolese


Andrea Snuggs

Anna Popova

Carre Nadia

Erin McKnown

Faw Thomas

Fae Thomas

Gail Seufferlein

Gale Shuba


James Stewart

Jessie Hummel

Lia Sierra

Lisa Gibson

Lisa Sokolowski

Lisa Sokolowski

Loredana Zaccaro

Loredana Zaccaro

Mario De Zutter

Mary-Anne Harding

Micki Miminutolo

Mitsuyoshi Yabe

Nikki Ferguson

Oana Banu

Rita Galdikaite

Ritu Bajaj

Vickie Wong

Zakkiya Hamza


Sally Ford