Tuesday, May 20, 2014

FUN GIVEAWAY! 12 Prismacolor Verithin Pencils

Details: Set of 12 Prismacolor Verithin Pencils. These pencils are brilliantly colored and can be sharpened to a very fine point with no crumbling. The firm, insoluble pigments lay down smoothly. Each pencil is hexagonal, and the wood case is color-coded.


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Q:  Do/Did you have a mentor, if so - who?



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    No mentors- just my kindergarten teacher who taught me how to color!

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120 comments:

  1. No one at the moment but I would love to have someone mentor me. It's always good to have someone guiding you.

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  2. No direct mentor. I enjoy seeing the work of colored pencil and mixed media artists in various magazine.

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  3. At the university I did have a mentor but more like a teacher. But after that - no I did not.

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  4. Never had a mentor. I always had to learn things the hard way. Trial and error.

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  5. Yes, my mentor was and still is my art instructor. He worked with me through 4 years of college and i couldnt do what i do without everything that he taught me.

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  6. Yes, my first mentor was my 6th grade teacher who inspired me with his work in crayon, colored pencils and acrylics. He also encouraged me to explore art in the future and find my own style.

    My second mentor was my college professor who gave me confidence in myself and my art.

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  7. Not a person or teacher, I follow Ester Roi on line and Melissa Niece Miller teaches at the local art center- I can not afford the classes there. I love your face book page because I can see what other people post and learn from them.

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  8. My mentor was my college teacher,Gary Pruner, who taught me about life, and art just followed

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  9. My mentors are all the artists, I learnt observing their style of work and develop one of my own.

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  10. I have so many that I can't even list the names. I am constantly googling artist that I am in awe of!

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  11. No but I would still love to have one.

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  12. No one yet in color pencil. My mentor in drawing is Tom Rutledge.

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  13. Any teacher, but there are a lot of artists´ tutorials that help me!

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  14. My high school art teacher, Ms. Hughey, was my mentor. She taught me the technical side of drawing (and sculpting, and painting), encouraged and inspired me in both art, and life. Because of her, I pursued a BA in art in graphic design, and now have a career that fulfills me and makes me happy to get up every morning!

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  15. I do not have a mentor but have many, many influences.

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  16. l'Atelier de CaudrecMay 20, 2014 at 11:14 AM

    No, but I would like one !

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  17. Yes, my mentor was my art teacher since I was about 7 years old.

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  18. At Bournemouth university England, several years ago our main mentor was the Legendary Peter Parr! Yes that man was a true legend (now a retired professor but still making great art) his skill was outstanding and he had the patience of a saint, his quirky sayings such as 'your pencils are laughing at you,teach them a lesson' stick with me to this day!! ^_^

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  19. Her name is Kris Mitchell for 5 years she showed me the way with colored pencils and now my work has been shown in Colored Pencil Magazine, and has won in CPSA shows, Thanks Kris.

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  20. Yes. My dad, as it seems I get it from him. And Tai from artbytai.com his talent, imagination, and skills are amazing.

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  21. No, no mentor. I've been watching YouTube videos to learn about art and how to use different mediums, as well as books and magazines - very much self-taught, which is why I love your magazine and featured artists blogs :)
    ~Terry ~

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  22. No, I don't have a mentor, but I do have a awesome life friend who works in industrial/steampunk art, and I love her work! After many years away from art; I am again pursuing my creativity and talent. Thanks!

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  23. Not one but many who have taught, guided and offered their resources to help me learn and grow.

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  24. In a sense yes.....my father can draw. However my mother struggles to draw the curtains!

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  25. No mentor although that would be wonderful.

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  26. Nature is my Mentor with good teaching from all the teachers I have in art school.

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  27. I do have a mentor! Her name is Valerie and she continues to encourage and inspire me weekly. She is a fantastic artist and even better instructor. I owe my progress to her encouragement!

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  28. No, but I love to look at the work of other artists to inspire me to try new things!

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  29. School for Arts and Crafts
    Pictures from other artists

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  30. No but I have thought about it. I might do so in the future to develop my drawing skills more :)

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  31. Not a personal mentor, but Janelle Johnson taught me so much!!

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  32. The closest thing I have to an art mentor is YouTube. Specifically my 2 favs are Lachri Fine Art and Fine Art Tips. They are both great!

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  33. My art teacher Mrs Goodwin at high school and now when I have taken up drawing again Joanne T Kell my new teacher plus practice!

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  34. les snoville. got me started and then made me see i had to go on.

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  35. no one... I had myself and the Internet? And I just do artists research and learn from others... maybe that counts as many mentors then...

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  36. Alphonzo Dunn teaches in a way that inspires me and enables me to see the shapes I want to draw.

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  37. No, never had a mentor, but I learn so much from You Tube and artists' blogs.

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  38. No one, I had myself or Youtube

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  39. yea a fabulous local instructor who got me hooked and now I do 3-4 conventions per year.

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  40. I did have, my first ever teacher miss Flora, my dad and then my teacher of human body drawing.

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  41. I teach Math at school. The Head of Art saw my drawings and pushed me to go further and further. So no mentor as such, more of a trainer gently pushing me to better myself.

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  42. I don't have one.. I wish..now just you-tub lots of how to.

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  43. I have never had a mentors as such, but encouragement from several people along the way. Priceless!

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  44. No, did not ever have a Mentor. Actually I was discouraged by my family because they said Art is no way to make a living and should just be a hobby.

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  45. No, I didn't have a mentor.

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  46. I have never had an art mentor, but am learning a great deal from the colored pencil challenge participants.

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  47. I had a beloved uncle who graduated from Art Center years ago. He has since died and I think of what he would say about my art, his teachings about color, good music, and life. He has, and always will be my mentor.

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  48. Since Jr High School, I have studied and stared at Van Gogh's paintings...his use of color, his style, his skies and clouds.....I would have to say that he is the mentor that has stayed with me the longest. His artwork is incredibly inspiring to me.

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  49. Yes, for about 6 years when I was younger . I was taught under artist Paul Foropoulos.

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  50. I would have to say Ann Kullberg. She really had impacted my life as far as drawing goes.

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  51. I did not have a mentor however I was amazed and inspired by many artist whom I consider mentor

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  52. Tricia. MAY 20, 2014
    Yes Louis Wessier and Kittie Moore. Both fabulous artist and great instructers

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  53. Not currently but in college I looked up to my professors, two in particular Lawrence Yun and Cliff Cramp

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  54. I do not have a mentor.

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  55. No such sepcial person. But every art work I see is a lesson and every artist I ever look up to is my mentor. :)

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  56. My colored pencil teacher, Donna Clement, has shown me how to promote my work and make money with it. I feel she would help with as much as I asked for.

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  57. 12th grade teacher. Ms. Mellard was my first mentor. I've had a couple others and many more have inspired me. I thank God for my gift, my Mom for her encouragement and several others special part in helping me follow my dream.

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  58. yes, I had an art teacher for 2 years. Would have liked to continue with him, but unfortunately he got a blood clot and died. He was really good.

    from Jette Palm Marshall Nielsen

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  59. I don't have a mentor but have been a mentor to my boys.

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  60. No, I have never and do not now, have a mentor, however, I have always sworn by Prismacolor pencils from the very beginning.

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  61. My mentor is mother nature, my soul and all artists of this world.

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  62. Yes, I would say I have been mentored and encouraged by a fellow artist, and inspired by nature.

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  63. I don't have one mentor, I feel that different people as mentors each give us different things. We need Lissag123@verizon.net

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  64. No mentors- just my kindergarten teacher who taught me how to color!

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  65. No unfortunately I did not.

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  66. Two. But not a person in particular. It is watching children and how they are fearless in their art. AND older adults who after a lifetime of living find their art wings again. They are my mentors and inspiration.

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  67. I have/had a mentor...she is one of the best women I have ever met. She specifically wasn't an Art mentor, but a life mentor. She was the person who gave me the confidence in being the artist I am today. I miss her everyday...She passed away 2 years ago...suddenly. I have always lived my life, the way that she did, carefree and truly loving everybody. I even have a group, named after here, where we (the members) celebrate and do random acts of art...just so others can have a better day! I miss you Wilkins'ORiley Zinn. :)

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  68. I have taken many classes and had quite a few teachers in various art forms, but alas no mentor. I can only think how wonderful it would be to have someone who cares to guide you and hope it can still happen.

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  69. If I asked, my colored pencil teacher, Donna Clement would help. She has already offered suggestions for markets for my art.

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  70. I don't really have a mentor, but consider many talented artists I follow around the internet my teachers.

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  71. No never had a mentor. I usually just pick up a book or look around for inspiration.

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  72. Two. But not a person in particular. It is watching children and how they are fearless in their art. AND older adults who after a lifetime of living find their art wings again. They are my mentors and inspiration.

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  74. Véronique PichonMay 23, 2014 at 9:53 AM

    No unfortunately !

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  75. Yes, I took a drawing course online prof. OMBRETTA FUSCO, I was very useful because it has engaged in continuous work with colored pencils!

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  76. I actually have two people who inspire me in colored pencil ....First one is Lee Hammond and the second is Karen Hull. They both have their own unique way of using colored pencil that take things beyond the ordinary to EXTRODIANRY! I learn from them both with books and illustrations. They INPIRE me to pick up those colored pencils and create!

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  77. Janelle Johnson was my first great colored pencil teacher but just took a class from Paula Leopold and learned so much!!!

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  78. Mrs. Grey, my high school art teacher.

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  79. My parents have always been supportive, but my mom has been my mentor when it comes to art. She allowed us, as children, to use our imagination while tempering that with "suggestions" as to how we could improve. She instilled in me the desire to try all new media, including colored pencils :-)

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  80. Ann Kullberg. Took a CP workshop from her and learned so much.

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  81. No, but I read books and articles and feel inspired by other artists.

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  82. Yes, my 17 year old son, I use to do a lot of drawing when I was in High School, but then life took over and I did not have the time to devote to the arts. After watching my son win numerous awards in art, I have finally decided it was time to get out the sketch pads and start drawing again. I can hardly wait to begin this summer.

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  83. No. Most of what I learned I did myself.

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  84. Nope. Everything has been on my own.

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  85. Not that I am aware of. I get my inspiration from blogs, youtube and facebook groups. I love how much knowledge and style I have learned from the net :)

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  86. Kerstin SchröderMay 23, 2014 at 10:41 AM

    I don't have a mentor, mostly I learn by myself. Trial and error :D

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  87. Yes, Nature itself has always been my mentor.

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  88. My sister has been my mentor. She is a supurb artist who works mostly in oils at this time but she had done some wonderful colored pencil drawings. She takes the time, not to show me what I am doing wrong, but to show me what I am doing right and how to make things better. I love her.

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  89. No, not unless you include YouTube
    ~ Terry ~

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  90. No, but there are a lot of great artists sharing their tipps and tricks online, so they are some kind of mentoring me that eay, only that they dont know it ��

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  91. Yes....my moms genes and her she is an hidden talent love getting advice from her in ideas it has been something I've loved doing from a very young age and was recognized in my talent but because Of life it went to sleep and for some reason it has been awakened when someone asked if I could draw and I said I could next thing I know they had me illustrate their first book well then my eyes saw everything every angle every color shadow its like visual overload that my mind wants to put on paper or canvas but its gonna take time I thank my Mom for exposing me to myriads of art

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  92. I didn't have a mentor to teach me how to draw, but I had my best friend to teach me how not to stop drawing when I felt like I wasn't good enough. :)

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  93. I follow your blog because of my son's interest in drawing. He has been encouraged by all of his Art teachers to follow his instincts and do what he loves. Thanks for the opportunity to possibly win new tools for him to use.

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  94. For colored pencils I did have a mentor....even though she wasn't aware of it....Ann Kullberg. Her books turned my life around....thank you, Ann!

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  95. I am mostly learning colored pencil through books and examples, but I have received feedback and advice from the lovely and talented Tess Lee!

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  96. My career as a teacher would not be if it weren't for my kindergarten teacher, my student teaching mentors, and past and present coworkers who have been so inspiring, helpful, and supportive.

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  97. not right now, no

    twila

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  98. no one at this moment

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  99. no...find a lot of inspiration on line and from other artists!

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  100. I have taken two classes with fabulous Deborah Strong, and wonderful Eileen Sorg, I follow Amy Talbot but mostly learning from doing and reading info. I currently teach beginners who are loving color pencil medium!!
    Donna Duvall

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  101. Yes, I have a mentor - Aleksander Markowski, polish painter.. He was a teacher of art in my school and his words meant a lot for me. He gave me the hope and the purpose. The second person I admire is Tomasz Wiatr - a person, who is the doctor and the artist in one person.. I'm medical student who love to paint and draw. His life and art has given me the courage to develop my passion...

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  102. NO, just started on Wednesday. Just found your Facebook site ==5 minutes ago. Phooey missed the give away is now 6:05pm CST May 23, 2014. Excited to study and learn at age 67!!!

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