Thursday, January 17, 2013

FUN GIVEAWAY! Fargo Soft Black Portfolio Case

Product Description:
23x31 Black Nylon Portfolio. Many artists don't want to purchase expensive portfolios but want a rugged, good looking case that they can load up with supplies and travel with. Made out of 600D denier nylon fabric, these portfolios will go far due to their fine construction and stitching.

Each case includes a FREE hardboard sketch board, comfort handle and detachable shoulder strap. Great for transporting finished art too! US Only on this one due to shipping restrictions.


Answer the question below by leaving your comment on this blog entry for your chance to win.
We will choose a random winner Friday,  1/18/13  AT 5:00pmEST.  


Q:  Is your interest in colored pencil art growing or waning? Why?

Rules: 

  • To be eligible to play you must first "Like" our facebook page at
    https://www.facebook.com/ColoredPencilMagazine
  • Must not have won a "Fun Giveaway" prize in 90 days.
  • Post your answer on this blog entry's comment section before draw 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
  • US Only due to shipping restrictions on this giveaway

Victoria M. Velazquez is our Random Winner!

Please contact us at admin@coloredpencilmag.com
with your shipping address before 1/25/13 to claim your prize.

 

43 comments:

  1. My interest is growing because of the work I am producing with them and the feedback I am getting. I recently completed a piece that I amazed by. I keep asking myself "did I just do that?" :-) The colored pencil effects I got have blown me away. I am using them so fast I can't keep them in supply.
    (Victoria M. Velazquez, Nevada)

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  2. Oh my! This prize looks so fab. I had something similar on my list for Santa but he obviously decided I had been a naughty girl!
    My interest in cps is growing at such a fast pace I am struggling to keep up. Ever since I started drawing again last year I just want to breathe, eat & sleep at my drawing board! I have even just given up my full time job so that I can spend more time on my artwork. I have found my path in life at last :D

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  3. Growing ....... I am learning more with each piece, still working towards my goal.of 'looks like a photo'! SmokiLady

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  4. Waning? Not hardly. My colored pencil work is increasing all the time. Exponentially. I primarily work in soft and oil pastel. However, I am intrigued by the colored pencil work I've seen. Makes my mouth water sometimes. This portfolio would be a terrific asset. Thanks for the opportunity. Donna Godlove www.hotwheelsgram@hotmail.com

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  5. Both, actually. It waxes as I work on a piece and love the progress...then it wanes until I decide on my next piece....it's about being in the moment of the current piece.... :)

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  6. My love of colored pencils grows every time I pick them up to work on something! And I have been using them for years! I am forever learning something from other CP artists and love to see how they use this incredibly versatile medium! - Jan Fagan janstrock@aol.com

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  7. I have more work from Coloured Pencil animal portraits than I can keep up with right now, it seems to me that the medium is gaining recognition and is far more sellable than it was 10 years ago!

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  8. I started using colored pencils a couple of years ago. I find that I use them more and more all the time. I even add colored pencil to my watercolor paintings when I need a little more color. They are great.

    Sara Branson
    Branson.sara@yahoo.com

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  9. I started using colored pencils a couple of years ago. I find that I use them more and more all the time. I even add colored pencil to my watercolor paintings when I need a little more color. They are great.

    Sara Branson
    Branson.sara@yahoo.com

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  10. I had used colored pencils years ago..and slowly getting back into them...and trying mixing it up with charcoal, pastels and sometimes, solvents...I love the endless possibilities of colored pencils! :)
    Thank you
    Nicole Roy

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    1. I love color pencils and always have. The freedom and ease and control of working any were. What I like the most about it is the range of color.The fargo soft portfolio case I don't have one and wow a chance to win, thank you for that chance.

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  11. My interest is growing! Mainly because of all the great posts I see on Facebook from the Colored Pencil Magazine, and the examples of beautiful works I see from other artists on FB. It inspires me to want to create too!
    Thanks!!
    Dee Ann Drummey
    dadrummey@verizon.net

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  13. Oops.. forgot to put in my name. My interest is also growing because I keep running across new and exciting CP artworks and supplies.

    Kim Sturgis

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  14. My interest continues to grow, especially as I check out the CP Magazines and see all the wonderful art that has been produced. I have been working hard to improve my craft, but struggle on often with my technique. Just keep on practicing!

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  15. I'm relatively new to colored pencil drawing and my interest is growing. Several years ago I gave colored pencils a try but couldn't get much out of them. Recently I gave some of the newer pencils a try and wow! what a difference.

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  16. Mine interest is constantly growing, ever since I started art. There are so many possibilities and you can do any style with them, there is no limit. I am determined to learn underpainting so I can make even richer looking pieces of art.

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  17. Growing, my pencils are so versatile and can go anywhere with me.
    Blending them using warm tray under my paper is my experiment of the moment.
    Ingrid

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  18. Always growing. Their name, colored pencils, is deceiving. They are not child’s play at all. Colored pencils are an artist’s challenge.

    When I begin a drawing, I love colored pencils. So easy to apply broad tones and values. As the drawing progresses, I continue loving colored pencils because I find their color blending luscious. Finally as the drawing is near completion, thrilled to have colored pencils in my hand for the fine details.

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  19. Growing! I keep learning about new techniques and surfaces to try. So many possibilities, so little time!

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  20. Definitely growing! I started with CPs about 13 years ago because I didn't have the space to paint. I didn't know at the time that there were professional colored pencils, so my first couple pieces were with Crayola and Prang pencils. Then I discovered Prismacolors and loved them! I taught myself to use them and kept using them until a few years ago. I had a client ask me if I did oils, and I knew how to use them, so when I finally had the space to use them, I painted. When he saw my paintings alongside my pencil work, he decided he liked the pencils much more than the oils. I've still been working in oils, but the majority of my work has gone back to the CPs!

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  21. Growing everyday! I am inspired by the world around me & I see & think of many ideas on a daily basis. I have over 150 drawings transferred to my final paper. There is not enough time in a day, a week, a month, a year for me to create everything I want to create!

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  22. Is your interest in colored pencil art growing or waning? My Interest in CP art media as been growing recently. I use to work ALOT in CP, before the use of computer for my design work. Most of my art for my T-shirt Designs where done in CP. (theme parks such Disney, Bush Gardens and SeaWord)
    I been having a resurgence in this type of art media, due to the contests you have been running with your magazine. I do not have much an opportunity the last few years to stretch my fine art muscles, due to the fact I have to feed my family. LOL
    I been so HAPPY that has been a number online contest has been increasing greatly over the past few years. One of the contest I did recently, was for Copic Markers, fun contest on this products site. Great markers, but super expensive. I did win one of their contest of 5 makers. Added more to my art stash.

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    1. Great to hear you are enjoying the contests! My daughter is also into Copic markers and yes, they are expensive. It is much more affordable to buy the refills as you run out since they are refillable! They work brilliantly with colored pencils too!

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  23. I will always have colored pencils in my studio. I incorporate colored pencils as part of my mixed media collages, art journals and other projects. Colored pencils are a great to add extra details and fine lines as well as small drawings.

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  24. My interest is definitely growing. I'm one of those people who for years and years used copier paper and old pencils from school days for drawing. Recently buying art supplies, actually MADE FOR art, has jump-started my interest in all traditional art immensely. And this magazine has helped, too. :)

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  25. My interest in colored pencils is growing! I thought at first it was too hard but I'm learning to shade in layers for more accurate colors. I just bought some new colored pencils! :D
    -Beth Hodge

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  26. It waxes and wains depending on how much free time I have. However, it will be growing very due, because I am taking an online art class!

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  27. I can't stop drawing. But most of my work is blavk and white.

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  28. It's waning as it's all about ultra realism and not that much about true creativity.

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    1. I think you will like our featured artist in the COLORED PENCIL Student digest, Christy Grandjean. She is such a great example of a successful colored pencil artist that does not do photo-realism and is very creative. Check out more of her work at www.goldenwolfen.com . We plan to showcase more of this kind of work in the digest!

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  29. For a while it was waning, but I just got my colored pencils out again last week and am working on a couple different pieces.

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  30. My students all love pencil so much and as I try to come up with new ideas for projects to teach them my enthusiasm grows that much more.

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  31. Since I started participating in the CPM Monthly Challenges my interest has been increasing by leaps and bounds! The challenges encourage one to push their limits, try out new techniques and the entrants are a wonderful source of new information and willing share their techniques, etc. The CPM has done more to increase my interest in colored pencils more than any other source. Thank You! Plus I love my new subscription to the Colored Pencil Magazine, each issue is loaded with a wealth of information and new or unfamiliar techniques. Colored pencils are a terrifice medium to work with!

    If you haven't yet, check out the January Challenge and enter yourselves! The photo of a red crown tailed beta fish is sure to get your colored pencil juices flowing with inspiration and creativity! Here's a link to get you to the January challenge: http://www.flickr.com/photos/coloredpencilmag/8294994341/in/pool-cpmchallenge

    Try it! You just might really like it!

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  32. Interest in colored pencil is increasing as I see what can be accomplished using this medium. Also, it is portable! I can take a sketch book in my bag and create wherever I go.
    Linda Biedermann

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  33. My interest in colored pencil is growing because of how flexible the medium is. I can use it in conjunction with watercolors, acrylic, graphite etc and it will still show beautifully. Right now my aim to improve my realism skills in colored pencils :)

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  34. Growing since I have started using them with watercolour/gouache... Perfect for the details, which I can't achieve with watercolours (not good enough yet LOL).

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  35. Growing, because you can make as many details with colored pencil, I love it, missing just more time.

    Jette Nielsen
    palmmarshall@gmail.com

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  36. Flourishing with abundance! Colored pencils are a wonderful medium for creating texture, beautiful color, and pecise detail. They present marvelous challenges and can be unforgiving at times, but they reward the diligent and enable me to grow as an artist.

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  37. My interest has definitely been growing since I started with pencils. I just picked them up within the last few years. I have absorbed everything I can thru books, classes and the web.

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  38. Growing...took a class to boost drawing skills and now I am hooked.

    Lauren Combs

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