10 Minutes to Take-Off!
A Quick Guide To Colored Pencil Drawing
Are You Ready for Takeoff?
Several years ago now, I completed my first commission. This drawing of a girl earned me $5-- and I don't think it was even worth THAT much!
Years later, I completed this portrait called "Intensity", which won first place in the local chapter of the Colored Pencil Society of America’s annual show. And it was accepted into the international exhibition of the national CPSA. Since then I've created many more art pieces and have won many awards.
I continue to draw, to teach my process, and to evolve and incorporate more tools and techniques all the time.
Here are a few recent works I've completed:
Obviously, I learned a lot between those drawings!
At first, I had no idea what tools or techniques I should be using. I scoured the internet, devoured books, and pieced together the skills I needed.
It took me years to get here, but it doesn't have to take that long for artists getting started in colored pencil today!
Instead of searching for bits and pieces of instruction, I want to help jump-start your colored pencil journey with my mini-course, Ten Minutes to Takeoff!
Through three video sessions, each around ten minutes, I’ll point you in the right direction and help you move forward with confidence, knowing you’re developing all the right skills to get started with this new medium!
If you’ve been hesitant about embarking on this journey, now is the perfect time to give it a go.
Are you ready for takeoff?
John Middick is an award-winning artist, instructor, and creator of the Sharpened Artist Academy and community. He's the creator and host of the highly-rated Colored Pencil Podcast. He returned to art around 2009 after a 20-year hiatus, and has since become an influential voice in the Colored Pencil community, where he seeks to provide other aspiring artists with easy access to resources and information about developing their craft. John is an active member of the Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA), and also maintains a regular online presence through his podcast, website, social media, and the new Sharpened Artist Academy. He lives with his family in Cincinnati, Ohio.