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Colored Pencil Drawing

As primarily a figurative artist, I really enjoy colored pencil drawing. One of the best things that I like about using colored pencils is the portability. Unlike other medium such as paint or clay, all I need to do is to throw into a canvas bag a good set of pencils, a kneaded eraser, and of course – paper! Well, sometimes I prefer using cold press illustration board, especially if I am also using Prismacolor watercolor pencils. However, when on the run, I don’t usually apply water to my drawing until I am in the safety of my studio. The main reason is because if I apply water to either board or paper, it will buckle or wrinkle if not securely taped down. Also, a wet surface is much more vulnerable to tears, scratches, and foreign particles adhering to the moist area. Yet, if you’re lucky to be drawing outdoors near a water fountain, and plan to stay several hours, then go ahead and apply water – and have fun!

In the long run, drawing is much more challenging than painting, because I have to account for every stroke of my pencil. In other words, a pencil artist must be a good draftsman. When using oil paint, it’s pretty easy to fix mistakes even after they have dried. On the other hand, traditional watercolor painting is particularly challenging, especially when using a wash technique. Once that wet brush is put to paper, it is difficult to correct mistakes. Nonetheless, I have sometimes produced some of my finest pieces of art with these so-called mistakes. Little foibles can contribute a lot to learning new techniques.

The key to becoming a competent artist is to learn to relax and enjoy the process. If you are too concerned about ruining your drawing, then you will never enjoy what you are doing and probably will eventually quit altogether. Drawing, like almost any other skill, takes time, practice, and patience. Recall, if you can, when you first started to learn how to write. It took rows and rows of practice to perfect the technique of forming letters and numerals. Once your hand memorized the shapes, overtime your handwriting improved. If you still have any of your old penmanship sheets, take a look and compare it to how you write now. I think that may help you gain perspective (pardon the pun!) on your drawing. Or, if you have young children at home who are now just learning to write, that will work just as well.

So, now let’s back to colored pencil drawing, shall we? If you do have kids at home, creating art together is a great way to strengthen relationships – even with those difficult teens! Some of my fondest childhood memories are of drawing or coloring with a parent, grandparent, and my favorite cousin. Okay, I’ll admit that my mother was a professional artist, who designed packages for Revlon, but it was not her skill that brought me the enjoyment. It was her company and collaboration. My cousin, on the other hand, was a competent colorer, but no gifted artist. However, my fondest memories are with her because I felt at ease because it was all about fun – not judgment. Therefore, when drawing alone, in a class, with friends or family members, remember not to judge yourself, but just enjoy!

Written by, Brenne Meirowitz, B.A., M.S., M.A. This article, Colored Pencil Drawing was written while researching information about Prismacolor Colored Pencils.

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In the same tradition as the “One Man Army” videos for GTA4. I put this together to show how I got the Friends In High Places achievement (which is basically Red Dead Redemption’s answer to One Man Army). So over the next couple of videos I’ll show a good way on how to get it. Bring plenty of health and ammo, also obviously access to the full map is helpful too. You should have at least one Pardon Letter by this point in the game (you get a few throughout the game).
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Question by rudedogg28: what do i put in a pardon letter to the governor in the state of new mexico?
i committed a felony about 7 years ago and i want to get my rights back including the right to bear arms i need to know what to put in the letter

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Answer by scrawney5
Ummm…why should he pardon you? honest question.

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Paul Krekorian Decries Safarov Extradition in Letter to Hungarian Consul
Safarov, who was serving a life sentence in Budapest for the killing an Armenian soldier Gurgen Markarian with an axe in 2004, was pardoned upon arriving in Baku by Azeri president Ilham Aliyev last week. He was also promoted to a rank of general in …
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Pardon My President

Pardon My President

Whether you voted for Bush or not, you owe the world an apology. He’s your president, after all, and the last eight years have been disastrous. Pardon My President features dozens of ways to say “I’m sorry”—just sign your name, fold along the score lines, and add a stamp.
Here are hilarious and heartbreaking apologies to John McCain, Barack Obama, Queen Elizabeth II, the people of Iraq, schoolteachers, pretzel manufacturers, the Louisiana Superdome cleaning staff, and everyo

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9 Responses to “Colored Pencil Drawing”

  • sticklebats:

    This just touches me, with love as always.

  • jenilly20:

    my favourite.. touches my heart

  • RioDeAlegria:

    Oh!! dear Dolly P. not only you, & your family cry, you make me cry to. * Very good video.* Thank you Walley.* Mare ♥♪♫☼

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  • Gabriel Moraitakis:

    This is one of her best….it realy makes tears come out of your eyes…that,s why Dolly remains the same as she was back there in Nashville in 1964….!!

  • W. Easley "Opa":
    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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    Witty Writing, August 18, 2011
    W. Easley “Opa” (Colorado Rocky Mountains) –
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    This review is from: Pardon My President (Paperback)


    Recently a friend sent this to me as a gift. My friend said this “book” would provide me with hours of laughter, and it has.

    Pardon My President is a collection of letters of apology to numerous citizens, U. S. Government personnel and foreign leaders. Each letter refers to events or actions that may have resulted in an uncomfortable moment for the recipient . Several of my favorites are:

    A letter to Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain, President Bush has suggested in his remarks that the Queen visited America in 1776 instead of 1976. The crowd laughed.

    An apology to General Eric Shinseki for not recognizing the accuracy of his remarks before congress until nearly seven years after he made them.

    An apology to the color orange for damage to its reputation for being selected as the symbol of imminent terror.

    On the other hand several are rather impolite. The letter to Ann Coulter uses unnecessary crude language. The letter to Dr. David W. Hager discusses sex in such a manner that it should be hidden from immature eyes.

    The intention of my friend was to provide me laughter. Much of this book is funny but the enjoyment depends upon the reader’s attitude towards those being mocked. Similar books could be written concerning the Presidency of most Presidents.
    I recommend this book to fans of George W. Bush and for anyone with an open mind and sense of humor.

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  • Kathleen M. Hardin:
    4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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    Read Pride… and Abe…, June 21, 2012
    Kathleen M. Hardin (Columbia, IL United States) –

    This review is from: Pardon My President (Paperback)

    Read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter. I was searching for more books by this author. Wish he would have stuck with fiction. Wonder if he still feels the same in 2012?

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  • Julia Parker:
    7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
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    Incredibly Witty, October 15, 2008
    Julia Parker (San Diego, CA) –

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    This review is from: Pardon My President (Paperback)

    These letters are mostly hilarious, although many are mixed with a thread of sadness because they lace in the negative effects of the Bush administration on individuals, our country and our future. Every once in a while I winced while reading after realizing what an impact some of their decisions have made. But note the sadness is always mixed in a very witty way that proves how humor can show the deepest truth.

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