Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Google Play App for Android - Free Download!

We are excited to announce that both our publications, COLORED PENCIL Magazine and COLORED PENCIL Student, are now available on the Google Play store.



Both apps are free to download in the Google Play store.
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Monday, June 23, 2014

July CPM Art Challenge "Blue Dasher" #1407

COLORED PENCIL MAGAZINE
 JULY ART CHALLENGE

"Blue Dasher" #1407
 
DEADLINE: AUGUST 10, 2014
https://www.flickr.com/photos/coloredpencilmag/14468013506/in/pool-cpmchallenge


Photo by Jacqueline Trump - Copyright Released!

 DOWNLOAD FULL SIZE IMAGE


 RULESCHALLENGE GROUP / UPLOAD



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SUBMITTING YOUR ART:

1) Sign up for a Flickr.com account and UPLOAD your file.

2) Visit www.flickr.com/groups/cpmchallenge to JOIN GROUP

3) Click the ADD PHOTO button to upload your artwork

4) In your description Be sure to add - CHALLENGE NAME, ARTIST NAME, CATEGORY


 
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FREE TO ENTER & WIN ONE OF THESE PRIZES 



Advanced Prize:
$125 Jerry's Artarama eGift Card


 
Beginner Prize:

$75 Jerry's Artarama eGift Card

eGift cards are redeemable only online and are not transferable.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

TEST & WIN! Sanded Shrink Film

LOOKING FOR TEST ARTISTS!

We are looking for 20 colored pencil artists that want to join in to test a new and exciting product!
WIN MORE! We will also give participating artists chances to win more product by selecting our top 3 favorite submitted pieces plus one 1 a random drawing. (Winners will be sent a package of 6 Sanded Shrink Film at no additional shipping costs.)

F U L L!
SORRY, WE HAVE MET OUR QUOTA
Please check back for more ways to get involved in the future.


Test Product:
NEW! Grafix Super Sanded Shrink Film

Eligibility Requirements:
You must be a U.S. resident and able to create artwork using colored pencils only. An oven is required for testing. You need to have a suitable camera to take a decent photo(s) of end product and then post them to the designated Flickr page. We ask that you fill out the provided review form of your experience, giving your honest opinion about this product, then mail it back using the provided self-addressed, stamped envelope by the submission deadline.
Instructions

Registration Deadline: July 1st


Review Submission Deadline: August 1st

Participation Fee: $4.99* (only 20 spots available) FULL

Kit Includes:
  • 3 sheets of 8 1/2 x11" Clear Sheets
  • Use Instructions
  • Review Instructions & Form
  • Return Stamped Envelope for Review Form 
Participation Includes:
  • Kit
  • Shipping to USA Residential Address
  • A chance to have your artwork seen in an upcoming issue of COLORED PENCIL Magazine
  • Eligible to win additional Shrink Paper.

*A participation fee, in addition to covering costs, helps to assure that we are only sending kits to serious artists that want to participate in testing this product and will return their results. 


Monday, June 16, 2014

Great Clay Giveaway!





CONTEST #1 SIGN UP BELOW . . .
CONTEST #2 VISIT, LIKE & COMMENT
Leave the text "Friend of Colored Pencil Magazine" at: www.facebook.com/PolyformProducts

THE SMALL PRINT: One random winner will be selected from participants who have signed up through this submission form and one from the visitors to the Polyform facebook page that have "liked"their page and have left text as a comment on their page stating "Friend of Colored Pencil Magazine" One entry per person, per contest. All entrants will automatically be signed up to recieve our newsletter. You may opt-out anytime by unsubscribing. This contest is being held in collaboration with Polyform www.sculpey.com, COLORED PENCIL Magazine www.coloredpencilmag.com.© 2014 Platte Productions Publishing. Open to all worldwide.
 
(Winners will be announced here.)

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Rebecca Watkins shows you how she uses clay and colored pencils to make amazing art pieces!


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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

May CPM Art Challenge "Brave Pansies" #1405

COLORED PENCIL MAGAZINE
 MAY ART CHALLENGE

"Brave Pansies"
#1405
 

DEADLINE: June 10, 2014
https://www.flickr.com/photos/coloredpencilmag/13975778936/
 


Photo Reference by Sally Ford - Copyright Released!
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http://www.jerrysartarama.com
Advanced Prize:
$125 Jerry's Artarama eGift Card


Beginner Prize:
$75 Jerry's Artarama eGift Card

eGift cards are redeemable only online and are not transferable.
 

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ADVANCED WINNER
 

Sung Choi

   WHY IT WON: 
This stunning piece makes you feel that you can enter the artwork, it is that dimensional! I'm not sure if this was intentional but the panoramic view that almost makes you feel like you are crouched- down in a strange way.The colors used are soft, varied, and carefully executed with even the pollen on the flowers being rendered yet giving the right amount of contrast where shadows fell. A favorite area of the image is the soft bend of the flower to the left, with so much going on in the picture and with all the colors used it would be easy to end up with a jumbled mess but it reads perfectly.  So honored to have this entry in our challenge this month!


BEGINNER WINNER


Nicola Kimberlin

WHY IT WON:  
Sometimes it's just a simple interpretation that can make a winning piece and this is a perfect example of that. Excellent composition and rending execution. We especially loved the attention to detail in the veins of each flower. The soft outer edges just has an appeal that is unique to colored pencils. Just a very eye-catching piece!


HONORABLE MENTIONS - ADVANCED


Janet Ray

 

 Jana Voss

 
  
Jenny Luan Frye

 

 Susan K. Sanvidge
 
 
HONORABLE MENTIONS - BEGINNER

 
  Oana Necula

 

 Ritu Bajaj

 

 Theresa Harrison

 


Cindi Norton Williams


  ADVANCED CATEGORY ENTRIES


Brandy Fenenga



Calbeaza Ciprian



Carrie Alderfer



Christine Heyworth



Gary Tausch





Jennifer Rosebush





Kathy Prince



Philip David Kinzli



Silvia Frei



Tatiana Buzikova




Philip David Kinzli 2


 Zuzana Spendelova






BEGINNER CATEGORY ENTRIES



Aftab.M



Birgit Herrmann



Cindi Norton Williams



Jessie Hummel



Fae Thomas



Jennifer Tice



Josephine Chong



Justina Jaseliunaite



Laura Smith



Lola Muhametaj



Loret Dwyer



MaryJane




Oana Banu




Patty Zorman



Pheonix Renaissance



Rebecca Woods Bloom



Rochelle Smith



Rochelle Smith



Rochelle Smith



Sandra Grimley



SHira



Shweta Mahajan



Theresa Harrison




Enid Stephens


Linda Merrill



Heidi Bash



Chartier



Becky Eileen


Lia Sierra



Vicki Liu



Jessica Anderson



Lola Muhametaj2



Puja Mishra



Diana Ranstrom



Pcona (JF)



Barbara Donati.



Mike Heffelfinger




Agung Pamungkas



Cindi Norton Williams 2


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.



Enter the Next Challenge . . . www.coloredpencilmag.com/contest


Deadline: 7/10/14