Tuesday, February 4, 2014

FUN GIVEAWAY! Derwent Battery Operated Eraser

Product Details: This heavy-duty eraser refines marks and amends small areas in drawings. Its sleek case and top-mounted on/off button are perfect for both right-handed and left-handed users. The long-lasting erasers are easy to replace. Two AAA batteries are required for operation (we will include them).



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Q:  What do you think one of the biggest
      mistakes that artists make and why?






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        Thanks for all the great answers! The Winner is . . .

        TERRY MELLWAY

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        33 comments:

        1. Comparing ourselves to other "better" artists too much and thinking were not good enough and not seeing our own talent right in front of us.

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        2. There are a lot of reasons. But from my point of view is because THAT VOICE in my /your head who is screaming something like ..."you are not good enough";" is someone better than you"; "that shadow is not good"; "that line should be up"...etc.

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        3. Self doubt, and letting a critic get to them to the point they may quit art.

          -Amy Smith

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        4. they stop having fun.

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        5. lack of planning. they seem to think it is wrong to plan out their work, to think it through and develop real skills.

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        6. Not planning the colour scheme beforehand....

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        7. Comparing themselves to other artists.Believe in your own work.

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        8. Caring too much about opinion of others.

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        9. Trying to make art fit a certain way - to be trendy/commercial or popular for example - because only true art comes from within.

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        10. Allowing oneself to get discouraged.

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        11. All personal thoughts aside, I think one of the biggest errors CP artists make is relying on burnishing to do their work. Don't get me wrong, burnishing has it's place but I see far too many pieces that look more like coloring, than painting because the artist simply tries to rub everything together as a means to an end, instead of understanding how burnishing works and the proper way to use it. It can be a powerful tool in CP but often it is used as a crutch.

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        12. giving up. Not everyone can work in every medium. If you struggle with one type of art, try something else. Give yourself a chance to find what is most rewarding.

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        13. Not learning from previous mistakes

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        14. Leaving oil on the paper from touching drawing surface with un protected hands.

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        15. Comparing themselves to others. Your art is your own.

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        16. Not learning to use their tools to the best effect.

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        17. Not starting, being afraid to fail and not being good enough.

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        18. as an amateur artist, I find that I second guess myself constantly and I am hyper critical of my work. I erase and erase, start over and over....my husband asks me constantly, why did you redo that, it looked great before.

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        19. I think some artists rely on tracing or grid methods for their art piece instead of drawing from scratch. I learn a lot about my finished piece by drawing all the small nooks and crannies of the subject.

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        20. Not stepping out side their comfort zone. Follow on facebook as (Mary Helene)

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        21. Over thinking which leads to over working a piece.

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        22. Giving up before you are happy with your creation - patience is something we can all benefit from.

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        23. Congrats Terry! But you'll have to time-travel back a few of days to claim the prize by 2/3/14. lol

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        24. WINNER! Please email us at admin@coloredpencilmag.com with your shipping address by 2/13/14 to claim your prize!

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        25. Not thinking enough about their art.

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