When you first think of colored pencil art, most people think of their childhood set of crayola color pencils comes to mind. It’s true, many artists have begun to revisit this treasured childhood tool to create amazing works of art with colored pencils. Gone are the days of traditional style pencil drawings. Colored pencils open up a whole new dimension of color for artists of all styles, and the results are incredible works of art. You have to see this to believe it!
The internet is a great place to start if you are interested in learning more about the use of colored pencils in modern art. It continues to gain attention as an art form, and what used to just “be for the kids” is quickly becoming a respected form of artwork among critics and artists alike.
Whether you just like to look, or enjoy using colored pencils in your own unique way, there are many tips and techniques to the popular craft. Next time you are in a store check out the arts and crafts section. Many stores are taking notice of colored pencil art and it’s popularity as well!
They really did that with colored pencils? Realistic color pencil artwork on the internet
Would you believe that this picture of Lindey Lohan was done entirely from color pencils?
It looks so realistic, it couldn’t of been completed entirely from color pencils, but it was. Artists are experimenting with different color art techniques, colored pencils specifically, for many reasons. Two main advantages to using colored pencils for art are including the realistic color of the pencil art and the convenience and ease of use they offer.
Experiment with different coloring techniques
The colors are endless. Most brands of colored pencils will blend together to form an infinite number of unique colors (much like paint!) This helps artists create such realistic looking colored pencil art you would swear has to be paint. Of course, you must also have artistic talent and abilities to execute such masterpieces, but colored pencil artwork is really for anyone with an imagination.
Colored pencils are fun for everyone
If drawing is not your thing you can always enjoy the vast array of colors in your favorite color books. And coloring books are not just made for kids anymore. Once you get into coloring pictures with a good assortment of quality colored pencils you will be hooked. Get one of the great coloring books for colored pencils at Dover Publications, they have something for everyone.
Any color under the rainbow
That being said, color pencils come in many different styles, every brand will have different features. Anyone interested in colored pencil art will need to experiment to find what works best for their needs. Popular artist quality color pencils include prisma colored pencils and staudtler colored pencils – these are just two top picks in artist quality colored pencils. These “artist grade” colored pencils are a bit pricier than crayola colored pencils, but are worth the cost if you are serious about colored pencil art. If you are unsure about spending a lot on a set, look for a smaller set of “artist grade” pencils (you can grab singles at craft stores like Jo Anne Fabrics) or go with Crazy Art brand. I have this brand, among others, and they are great for colored pencil basics. You can find these at many large retailers, including Wal-Mart.
More colored pencil tips for creating original artwork
Once you have your colored pencils, you are ready to start creating and may need to learn some colored pencil techniques. There are many quick tips found all over the internet, depending on what you kind of art you want to create with your colored pencils. From drawing to modern art and abstract art, colored pencils will get the job done and you will have fun doing it. There are countless umbers of art websites around, many even specialize in colored pencil techniques.You can even join the Colored Pencil Society of America, which even for non-members is a valuable resource.
Once you finish your first masterpiece I know you will feel a sense of accomplishment and pride. Colored pencil art, much like regular art, is a very theraputic and relaxing activity. You may spend many days coloring one drawing, but that is perfectly normal. Grab a clip board and think of a creative way to hold your colored pencils for later use. You can post your colored pencil artwork on the internet on a free website for art enthusiasts such as DeviantArt. They even give their members a chance to offer prints of their artwork and other items customized with their artwork. This service is free and actually will pay you whenever you sell an item!
Hate how colored pencils break so easily? It may be the way your are sharpening your colored pencils… check out this great tip from art-is-fun.com:
Here’s the best way to sharpen a colored pencil:
Hold the colored pencil in one hand and the pencil sharpener in the other hand, and then turn the pencil sharpener, while holding the colored pencil still.
Most of us do it the other way around (turning the pencil and holding the sharpener still), but if you turn the pencil sharpener instead, it reduces the stress on the colored pencil and reduces breakage.
Bored? Want to satisfy the urge to doodle?
Need some inspiration?
Here are a few links to some of the FREE coloring pages courtesy of coloring-pages-for-all-ages.com:
The experiment: HYPNOSIS.
The subject: My Boyfriend.
My boyfriend does not share his feelings with me. This has proven to be the wedge being driven inbetween us. I’m the complete opposite (emotional to say the least) so naturally we are butting heads, all the time. I knew if we couldn’t learn to communicate more effiecently, it was a dead-end relationship. We have major communication issues. MAJOR. Hell, I don’t even know if he really likes ME or the fact that I pick up after him, wash his clothes, and take care of him when he is sick. I often assume it’s the later because he doesn’t tell me otherwise. I know it’s not normal and it has caused great anxiety in my life.
I was a psychology major in college and we studied hynosis in a few different classes. It seems too good to be true for my relationship issues. Well, I was thinking if you were to hypnotise someone, you would ultimately gain access to their deepest, darkest thoughts. This would allow me access to what he was thinking and maybe better understand what the hell I am doing in this relationship. Hypnosis seems reasonable because it’s quick.. I’m wasting time day in and day out being out right pissed off because he is a complete stranger to the man I once knew. Should I hypnotise him into revealing his true feelings? Or is that just going to complicate matters even more? I know what I may find out might hurt, but I’m already hurt enough. With my prior knowledge and with the use of the many free hypnosis websites my answers seem within reach.’
But there’s a catch:
He seems to think he can’t be hypnotised. My studies in psychology would say that perhaps he is right, but most people can be hypnotised.. they just have to be open-minded. Meaning they can’t be thinking that “This won’t work” or “I cannot be hypnotised”. If you don’t think hypnosis works, then quite simply it won’t. Why? In order for it to work you must be open to suggestion – this opens up the mind to be influenced and studied by the hypnotist or researcher.
Want to learn more?
The web is great place to start your research, they have plenty of sites dedicated to the topic.
Here are a couple to get you started:
- How to Use Hypnosis (answers.com)
- The Arons Depth Scale: One example of hypnosis depths (therapypons.wordpress.com)
- Hypnotism – 5 – Sensory Manipulation with Hypnosis (conservatoryofmagic.com)
Later that afternoon..
THIS MUST BE A DREAM! HAVE I SUCCEEDED IN SELF HYNOSIS?!
Unfortuatley, it’s not a dream. And I’m not in any form of trance.
I went ape-shit crazy.
Screaming at the top of my lungs.
Get out of my house!
I couldn’t take anymore. As with every other day we hadn’t said much of two words to each other. But for some reason when his “friend” came in demanding me to do something I flipped out and lashed out.
So much for my hypnosis experiment. My subject.. errrr boyfriend.. is gone.
And here I sit staring at this document knowing it will listen. It won’t ignore me, it will take each keystroke I make and create a group of words into a sentence into a paragraph until i hit “publish”. Alone, my brain a buzz with new knowledge on a topic I could not do anything with without a test subject — someone to hypnotize.
You see, it all happened so fast, but really it didn’t. I record everything. and when you don’t have someone to listen to your deepest darkest feelings, the paper that you write upon will have to do. It relieves anxiety and stress and that is why I immeditely pulled up my most recent post. A million thoughts are swirling through my head now. You must know the feeling.
Coincidentally I read a beautiful article yesterday about relationships and breaking up. I just had a bad feeling in the pit of my stomach that the end was near.
Only you can change how you are feeling. No one else can.
Remind yourself every day that life is good and that eventually the pain will pass. Life is happening right now, and there’s no reason to waste more days feeling sad about the past.
Change your perspective about life, loss, and pain; learn to view everything that happens to you as a positive thing.
You can’t control someone else’s decision, so focus on what you can control: your thoughts, your attitude, and your reaction.
We’ve all dealt with break-ups before. You are not alone on this. Don’t give up hope; give it time!
“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall” ~Confucius.
from: TINY BUDDHA @ http://j.mp/JjZ6ai
Maybe I was wrong in wanting to hypnotise HIM and instead maybe I’m the one needing relief, relief I could quite possibly find with a deep trance, a pure hynotic state to gather my thoughts. I suffer from extreme anxiety – hynosis allieviates anxiety. But what ultimately is my goal? Hypnosis can reveal the framework in mysubconscious mind and it’s becoming clear that is where the solution to my self imposed pity can begin to shed some light.
Time to let go. And move on.
Not so fast!
Really? There’s more??
I’m not sure how much later but I wake up to the dude coming in my living room with his friends in tow. I’m curled up on the couch, as I feel asleep before I could finish my posting.
The saga continues.
Being with someone who doesn’ love you like you love them is hard, but I’m in a tight spot and leaving him just might hurt me more than heal me hypothetically speaking. I let my feelings get the best of me and am once again back to where I started. Technically “taken” but emotionally “alone”.
Life will go on, I can assure myself that. My next research topic: will hypnosis work with a boyfriend?
And before I conclude, I’d like to share a quote from Hunter S. Thompson. He’s the dude who wrote Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. YES, it’s a book.. the movie came second.
“However, focusing on the past and future forces us to stay stuck in an endless loop of pain and confusion, and prolongs the healing process. Stay present in the moment and allow the emotional wounds to heal naturally.”
Want to see if you can hypnotise someone? Start learning techniques today, the knowledge base is endless on the internet. Here’s a site that offers a free self hypnosis session. I’m about to give it a try because it’s been one hell of a day..
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author note: this is my first post using seo techniques for content and ranking.
TAMAGOTCHI – virtual pets
The plus side was if your pet died you could just press a “reset” button. Sad, but true.
I’m sure I wasn’t the only one who was mistaken in thinking Madonna’s latest album was entitled MDMA. I knew that bitch had the good drugs. My online searching shattered my excitment quickly. MDNA?? Really? Okay, at least I was right.. that bitch crazy!
But it got better. Not only was her album named after the lovedrug (don’t even try to deny it chick).. but she has been reminicing about making out with Miss Britney Spears. Check out their recent convo on twitter if you don’t believe me.
I mean I don’t blame her, but she’s as old as my Mom. It kinda makes me wanna stick my fingers down my throat because I should be puking in my mouth at the thought. Whatever a material gir needs to do tomake a buck, more power to her. I can’t say much as I shamelessly sell my body to the highest bidding X-Rated website.
Now on to something worth a fuck.
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I’m dirty south. literally. now don’t get me wrong, I embrace my roots and am proud to call myself a damn yankee, but I am not embarasse to say that I enjoy the recreational activities the south has to offer. I actually feel safe carrying my pocket knife in my front jeans pocket. Most of the folk here are harmless, but you would be surprised at how many times that bitch has come in handy! And I don’t even second guess my flourescent colored manicured hand covered in paint because I working on my latest creation. I never knew how crafty I was until I got my feet wet. Not barefoot, outside anyways. You see, the ants here bit. Yes they fucking bit and inject poisonous venom inside your skin that ends up looking like a puss-filled pimple. That can be a real shocker for a newly settled yankee. I’ll save my story of the palmeto bug for another time.
I’ll end tonight saying that your old high school and college buddies who instant message you out of the blue probably ain’t the kids you partied with back in your glory days. Just becareful.. I’ll leave you with this conversation between myself and one of my good gal pals from Framinham State, “Caitlin”:
Mackn For Doober 8:42 pm
papi rico que passa !
hey sweety how r u?
im good how ya been?
Im okk now that you are here! :)
I was wishing you would come chat with me…whatcha you up 2?
omg not another one
I am just listening to some music lookin at sum porn & gettin’ myself all
you still rockin the blonde hair and red lipstick? it’s been forever since i saw you last
mhmm stick it in and cum in me !!
i see youre still an aggressive little sex kitten
but i don’t have a dildo
dont need one when u have ur cock in me ;) h but if u do want to see me play with one i do have one lolz!!
i wish i could put you face in between my tits!
IMs are delivered when the buddy signs in. Send Mackn For Doober a text message
i still got your titty pics from that party at tom and jimbo’s.. wanna see?
oh rats.. well nice catching up!
Im lonley..give me company??
renee, its been forever! how ya been?
what have you been up to?
how are you? i’m okay just bored
im great. you mghettotine arried yet?
i just got my webcam today at walmart :-)
that’s cool .. what kind did you get?
you ever watched a girl on webcam?
oh thats cool, you wanna watch me? im 19 btw
youre lying. youre 26.. we graduated together ;-)
you dont have to have a webcam to see me
nope i have a man in the next room ready and waiting
you can take my webcam virginity hehe
no thanks.. you certainly have changed since high school
no worries..thouhght u wanted to see me naked ..:)
what made you think that?
ok go here http://twurl.nl/d0ebdz an click “join free” to make a user name :-)
check out twakstartrick.com thats my site youre about to be on
Accept the invite, if you need the link again its http://twurl.nl/nll1da
once you create a free account give me the user name u made
i didnt make a user name, you are such a phoney. wheres the real renee? why is this happening to me?
Of course I notice this as one of the most searched trends on yahoo.com this morning. Being so used to seeing whatever Kardashian sister is the flavor of the moment on the top spot, the words sugar and toxic just didn’t seem to fit. Right?? Americans are SO FUCKING CONSUMED WITH FEAR. I actually didn’t even realize how bad we let fear control our lives until I was doing some research into buddhism. It’s as if we create such globally huge scares for ourselves just to give everyone something to talk about. If that’s the case, then it worked. But COME THE FUCK ON. Unless you’re diabetic, how is sugar toxic? I just typed the phrase into one of my “pay to search” sites, and am eager to find out the answer.
News article from CBC News Posted: Feb 1, 2012 4:10 PM ET
“Sugar is so toxic that it should be taxed and slapped with regulations like alcohol, some U.S. researchers argue” SERIOUSLY?! I find this incredibly hard to fathom.. What’s next.. a minimum age at which sugar consumption is put into law? Is our government really this bored? I’m sorry, but there are enough restrictions put on our sugar intake as it is. Especially as children. Give us a break!
So I click back over to finish reading the fucking article and sure enough:
“Tax ‘toxic’ sugar, doctors urge. Age restriction for sugary drinks proposed”
Wow. One of the geeter panelists sitting in the room with me responds by adding, “what are people going and buying whole bags of sugar, eating it and ODing?”. SUGAR IS NOT A DRUG.. You cannot compare sugar to alcohol.. these dumbasses claiming a “sugar prohibition” think they can though!
“The researchers said sugar meets four criteria for regulation that are largely accepted by public health experts and that were first applied to alcohol. Those criteria are pervasiveness in society, toxicity, potential for abuse and negative impact on society.” Okay and these idiots also blame sugar for obesity. Ummmm… ever heard of fat? I’m sorry that our country’s population is so god damned fat.. it’s not MY fault. My parents brought me up with the understanding that I need to eat a healthy, balanced diet.. DON’T DENY ME OF MY FUCKING CANDY OR ELSE YOU WILL HAVE SOMETHING OF RELEVANCE TO COMPLAIN ABOUT.
god damnit man I need some “ralievef” after that fucking bullshit. What the fuck is wrong with the world today, for real. No wonder I don’t want to have any kids.