Elizabeth Gyles Johnson is a pencil artist who focuses her art on the delights of life. Elizabeth teaches the intricacies of drawing at all skill levels to a collection of students worldwide through online workshops and classes at CreativePencils.ning.com Read more about Elizabeth in our featured Artist Spotlight post, then watch here as she creates an art journal page using SoHo colored pencils.
Art Journaling with Colored Pencils
Featuring SoHo Urban Artist Professional Colored Pencils
by Elizabeth Gyles Johnson, artist and instructor, creativepencils.com
An art journal can be an artistʼs best friend. It can tag along wherever the artist goes and can be a place to explore new techniques, new ideas and new supplies. Artist pencils are the perfect tool for an art journal because they are so portable.
A new pencil Iʼve been using lately is the SoHo Urban Artist Professional Colored Pencils. I have the set of 72 colors. And oh what lovely colors they are. There is a rich variety of colors in this set. I have found the SoHo colored pencils a joy to use. They are creamy and lay the color down smoothly. After creating a quick background with a blue watercolor, I was able to get right into the joy of coloring with the SoHo colors.
Colored pencil art is all about the layering of color to achieve depth and the desired shade. I was very pleased with how the SoHo Urban Artist Professional Colored Pencils blended. As the colors built up, they blended and created new colors altogether.
And yet, even after several layers of color, I was still able to get some defining lines with a sharpened point on the SoHo Urban Artist Professional Colored Pencil. The color stands out well even on top of several layers of color.
The SoHo Urban Artist Professional Colored Pencils sharpen well to a nice point and they do not wear down quickly. I found the SoHo Urban Artist Professional Colored Pencils to be a great choice for art journal colored pencils. The budget-wise price allows the freedom to color and create with abandon in my art journal. I will be using them a lot in my art journaling adventures.
Watch as Elizabeth uses layer after layer of color to create depth in the journal page:
Elizabeth Gyles Johnson purchases all of her artist pencils from Jerryʼs Artarama because of their customer service and great packing of delicate artist pencils for shipping. Here are some other drawings Elizabeth has done with pencils purchased from Jerryʼs Artarama.
Have you used SoHo Urban Artist Professional Colored Pencils? Tell us about it in the comments below!
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