Friday, September 27, 2013

FUN GIVEAWAY! 2011 COLORED PENCIL Magazine CD

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Get all twelve of the 2011 COLORED PENCIL digital magazines on disc. Regularly priced at $24.99!
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Q: What do you think of digital content over print? 






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57 comments:

  1. Love the convenience but it still pales in comparison to holding the pages in your hands and flipping through them the old fashioned way.

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  2. I prefer print but it's nice to have digital available for quick reference.

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  3. It is cost saving and convenient, but nothing beats having the printed piece in your hand.

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  4. digital content makes it easier to reference the articles you are looking for faster.

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  5. There are definite benefits to both mediums. I love carrying a magazine with me to read while waiting in lines, vehicles, etc. - and to use as a reference while creating. Having said that - once the magazine is worn, dog-eared, and ready for recycling; I love having the digital copy for future reference. I use the "search" function in "Windows Explorer" to quickly locate an article(s) without having to manually search throughout the stack of mags. I have six years of digital "card making" content which I refer to frequently; and I don't miss the old printed copies.
    ~ Terry ~

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  6. I still love holding the magazine in my hands..but digital is space saving which is what I need right now.

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  7. Traveling, I always have access to digital, no worries about where my magazines are or if they will ever catch up to me. Love digital!

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  8. I prefer digital because it is more interactive, such as opening a web link in my browser just by clicking on it. Also, portability is a big plus for digital because I can carry all the magazine issues in my iPad and read them wherever I go, as long as I have battery power.

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  9. Digital content is smarter as you can save it on your own preferred gadget and make a collection of your favorite items . At the same time it is convenient for quick reference.

    The best thing is you can take a print ,if you wish at any point of time.

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  10. I love digital because I can take more content with me at once. But I love paper because I can feel it in my hands and fold it and mangle it as I see fit.

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  11. Reading a magazine involves most of the senses and is more practical because it does not need any support for reading, but for a digital collection is the optimum.

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  12. I like the digital version of publications for things that I am not likely to keep, and things that do not contain a lot of artwork or photos. For some reason, I vastly prefer to be able to see artwork and photos in printed form.

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  13. I have mixed feelings on digital editions. I love the idea. And if I'm viewing them on my big computer with the big screen, I'm thrilled. However, My big computer is located far away from my painting room so for actual usage, I need the print.

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  14. I like the fact that I'm saving paper and saving storage space in my art room, but nothing beats holding the magazine in your hands and turning the pages yourself. And getting real mail in the mailbox!

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  15. oh oh pick me pick me. while a printed copy will never lose its appeal. i can take it anywhere a digital copy can maintain a vibrancy that you cant get in print. and convenience.
    i teach and this would be awesome

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  16. I love digital content!! But it's nice to have the real magazine in your hands!!

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  17. I used to love - above all the rest - the printed word. It still holds a firm grasp on my preferences (mmm, the smell of freshly printed magazine!), but since we are all so 'smart' now, I found it much more comfortable to turn to digital. No more hasle, I can jump to whatever page or word i want with just a flick of a finger... So in the end, I must say the digital

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  18. The digital version is good for a couple of reasons. One it doesn't take up as much shelf space as a print version and you don't have to think about if you want to recycle the paper. The print version is still good for holding in your hand and hard copy of the images from the magazine.

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  19. In theory, I like digital editions. But I once bought a Kindle edition of an art instruction book and was severely dissapointed with the resolution of the pictures, I barely could see some of them, and while the font could be changed and increased, the size of the pictures stayed the same no matter what. So now I am very suspicious about the quality of the digital books, although I still think they can be a fantastic option, but only if they are properly done.
    Tatiana Reznitskaya

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  20. Being an "old geezer" I still like "print" but it's great to have "digital" so handy. While I'm painting I keep my laptop handy for reference an it's a quick tool.

    khamilto70
    Ken Hamilton

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  21. I still like an actual magazine or book in my hands but the digital takes up less space and less likely to get damaged.

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  22. Love that you can see what you are getting but how come there are 13 magazine pictures? Doesn't matter I guess, it is a pleasant bonus :-)

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    1. Stuffed up my other reply, lol. Must be too early for me. I like the ease of digital and that I can enlarge things as needed so I can see/understand it better. Only problem with digital is that you would need to print out stuff if you worked away from the computer. Still love the concept :-)

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  23. love the image you can hold and feel....it's more for your imagination to linger on!

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  24. I like the ability to quickly and easily find what you're looking for with the digital format. From a "get it done" point of view, digital is very efficient. However, I'm still old fashioned and enjoy the relaxing feeling of turning the pages and flipping through a magazine while sitting outside in the shade with a cool drink. (name match for Facebook... Natalie Borgardt)

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  25. I grew up an artist and also became a software design engineer. Guess which I like! Well...

    Magazines require care in handling to keep their beauty, organization for accessibility and a special place for storage. They are wonderful to hold and look at, but with me those moments are fleeting. I am, for the most part, a messy, disorganized and sloppy artist when it comes to books, papers and magazines.

    When it comes to digital content, however, It is easy to keep things neat and orderly on my computer. On-line folders are tidy and accessible. I enjoy the simplicity of just calling up which ever issue I want with just a few keystrokes. Discs are easy to file, well, maybe not always in order, but still in the same general area. The digital content is always pristine and has the added advantage of being resizable. I have a really nice printer and can print a picture in high resolution if for some odd reason I need a hardcopy.

    I vote digital.

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  26. I think its a great way to get things I wouldn't otherwise be able to afford. It takes no storage space. I don't have to worry about my kids ruining it. But I am chained to my laptop if I want to use it.

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  27. I consider it´s great a great way to share ,a compact way to save space and paper , this helps so much to keep well organized and its more durable .Congratulations on this great idea .

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  28. To get the magazine without having to wait is fantastic! Specially when you live Down Under!

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  29. Digital is definitely more environment friendly and convenient, but having something tangible makes it so much more personal and special. I still prefer print.

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  30. Hej! Thank you for the opportunity!
    I love holding paper in my hands and read but it's definitively more convenient and less expensive to haev digital books or magazines delivered by a simple download.
    Cheers!
    Jana
    Jana Bodin on facebook... my google account has a different name, I hope that still counts.

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  31. In a way it is very good idea, because then you have the possibility to order magazines from around the world when it is digital. But it is also nice, that you can sit with a paper magazine and a good cup of tea, and enjoy reading, in your chair.
    Vh Jette Palm Marshall Nielsen

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  32. I have always enjoyed the feel of the paper, turning the pages, still carry the magazine any place.
    I think for novels I may consider the technical readers as novels can weigh more than mags and I can see the reasoning there.

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  33. while I like having a physical copy of a magazine to look threw in front of me, digital editions are great if you have problems with your hands and can't turn pages

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  34. I like digital magazines because the save paper and don't take up space in the house. I prefer holding and browsing through the actual hardcopy magazine, but I tend to hang on to the ones with lessons in them - they can pile up.

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  35. I prefer print. I usually do things like work and school on the computer so if I want to learn something new, pursue interests of mine, relax, or read, then I enjoy reading a real live paper magazine far away from my computer.

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  36. I love them both! I love to cuddle up on a rainy day on my couch and slowly turn the pages of a magazine in my hand. I also love the digital doesn't require trees to die and take less space, just as everyone here notes.
    So I still pay for print then buy digital when I can so that I have that reference as well, no matter what happens to my magazine. But you do have to be able to use your pc, mac, ipad, whatever to see them- power outages, low batteries, etc. can ruin that! Ya for both!!

    Jana
    indigomoonarts.com
    jgc@indigomoonarts.com

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  37. Digital can come in handy, and it's not a hassle to carry around, but I prefer print. It's nice seeing pictures and words fresh from a physical copy.

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  38. I love that I can take it with me wherever I go with no inconvenience.

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  39. I like online magazines but more I love print issues.
    Always better to have it in hand :)

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  40. I'm just beginning to appreciate being able to enlarge my reference photos to really look at the details. I think this is going to transform the way that I paint. I love the print copies, but I just can't get over the advantage that the digital provides by enabling enlargement viewing and really understanding the structure of the detail.

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  41. As a disabled wife/mom trying to become the artist in my head, I love the digital content. I find I am in the position of being stuck in bed for weeks at a time and my colored pencils are my best friend because they are so easy to use in bed. Having many of my books and these wonderful magazines in digital form allows me to access valuable information from my tablet where I can read, look at sample drawings and enlarge anything to get a better view. Print media doesn't give me the same flexibility. This digital age has given me opportunities to enjoy my art when I am at my worst physically!!!

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  42. I have done very little with digital content except for facebook and email. I think I would like print better because I like to hold paper in my hands to read and usually I am reading trying to relaxe since I am on the computer all day at work.

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  43. As an older artist going digital can be hard to wrap one's head around. The feel of a magazine is a secure feeling of something solid. But I guess an old dog can always learn something new!

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  44. As convenient as digital content is, I would always prefer an actual printed magazine/book. Reading is not just visual - it's also tactile, in my opinion.

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  45. I love Digitial, Being in Australia it means I don't have to pay for shipping costs internationally and I can have the issue open on my tablet while I work! I'd love to see an android app though!

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  46. Digital all the way. My middle-aged eyes often can't read print, but I can resize digital print to a comfortable size--and I never need to worry about being in bright enough lighting. Ah, age.

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  47. Like the print version best, but can see uses for the digital version, primarily space... Guess I am old fashioned with my reading materials

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  48. I prefer digital version since it has more adventages - no additional shipping, requires no space on shelves, can access it anytime and anywhere I take my tablet, plus it´s more comfortable to click on the links in digital issues and can easily look for more info after reading the issue (e.g. the gallery of featured artist)

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  49. Digital has it's benefits, but I prefer print....especially when it comes to art :)

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  50. There's something about turning the pages in a printed version I love... but then the digital version is convenient in many ways.. I must say I love the printed version better but would certainly not refuse a free digital CD..

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  51. I looove turning the Pages and there is nothing better than Print magazines. BUT I also love my Digital Books and Magazines. I can take them with me wherever I go. Take my whole library with me. So I love both. IThere should be a discount on the Digital one if you buy it along with a print book, Still waiting for that option in amazon :)

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  52. I like digital, but I love settling down with a good magazine ; )

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  53. Print, print, and print. It's like kindle or holding a book and turning the pages. The smell of the ink, and the feel of the paper, so much more rewarding for me. When I'm traveling I must say digital is the way to go, and I do.

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  54. I prefer print pages. But there is a place for digital as well.

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  55. Papernut is our Random Winner!!
    Please email your shipping address to admin@coloredpencilmag.com
    by 10/9/13 to claim your prize.

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