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Experiments in colored pencil. Includes portraiture, a botanical using underdrawing, and color-layering with color sticks. The pros and cons of using colored pencils are noted.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Aug 1989 (v.6#8) pg. 80

Pencil illustrations. A description of how George Stavrinos creates his drawings and tips on avoiding unwanted smudging.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Oct 1989 (v.6#10) pg. 98

A painterly approach to creating rich textures and tones with liquid and solid graphite.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Nov 1989 (v.6#11) pg. 56
Added Info ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Feb 1990 (v.7#2) pg. 6

Watercolor in a stick. How to get quick and easy watercolor effects with colored pencils.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Sep 1990 (v.7#9) pg. 86

Techniques for painting with watercolor pencils. Includes tip on making a field palette by scrubbing pencils on a piece of paper. These colors can be dampened and used just as though they were wells of pan pigments.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Feb 1991 (v.8#2) pg. 54

Making the most of colored pencils. Recommendations on pencil options, drawing surfaces, sharpening, erasing and preventing smudges. Includes examples of techniques, emphasizing three primary methods (transparent layering, burnishing and watercolor painting techniques).
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jul 1991 (v.8#7) pg. 66

An A to Z guide to pencil drawing. Covers composition, shading, texture, a technique for rendering symmetrical objects accurately and a list of basic supplies.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Sep 1991 (v.8#9) pg. 58

How to use graphite or colored pencils to add texture to airbrush art.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Nov 1991 (v.8#11) pg. 83

Developing a unique drawing style. Five basic types of lines and the effects they create.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jan 1992 (v.9#1) pg. 10

Making the perfect hatch. How to capture volume and subtlety in a drawing with hatching.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Apr 1992 (v.9#4) pg. 12

Become a quick-draw artist. Tips on improving drawing skills by learning to capture on-the-spot impressions.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jun 1992 (v.9#6) pg. 12

Capture the motion. Learn to translate energy into the freewheeling lines of gesture drawing.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jul 1992 (v.9#7) pg. 10

Three keys to dimension. How to get a sense of volume in drawings.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Oct 1992 (v.9#10) pg. 14

Sketching at 100 miles an hour. How to capture what's outside a train (or car) window with a few, selective strokes.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Oct 1992 (v.9#10) pg. 72

New depths in colored pencil. Give drawings a solid start and lustrous finish with black and gray layer and burnishing.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Nov 1992 (v.9#11) pg. 42

Advice on using a fixitive or burnishing to give colored pencil art a gloss.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Apr 1993 (v.10#4) pg. 66

Pencil-perfect renderings. How to get smudgeless darks and incredible detail using black colored pencils.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE May 1993 (v.10#5) pg. 38
Added Info ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Aug 1993 (v.10#8) pg. 9

How to create softness in pencil drawings by rubbing with steel wool.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Aug 1993 (v.10#8) pg. 2A

Seven steps to successful sketching. How to breathe life, realism and energy into pencil drawings. Includes a guide to sketching equipment.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Aug 1993 (v.10#8) pg. 62

Discovering colored pencils.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Sep 1993 (v.10#9) pg. 87

A look at the artistic possibilities of colored pencils. Compares the characteristics of various types and describes drawing techniques, drawing surfaces, fixitives and sharpeners.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE May 1994 (v.11#5) pg. 42

"Painting" with colored pencil by building layers of burnished color.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jul 1994 (v.11#7) pg. 68

The basics of using colored pencils to glaze and layer colors.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Feb 1995 (v.12#2) pg. 52

Tip for creating black-and-white drawings with a unique texture that will copy or reproduce without requiring a halftone.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jan 1996 (v.13#1) pg. 37

Sketches illustrate the range of effects that can be achieved with graphite pencils.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Apr 1996 (v.13#4) pg. 47

An explanation of circulism, a colored pencil technique that forms images by drawing thousands of overlapping, intertwined circles of varying colors and sizes.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Apr 1996 (v.13#4) pg. 64

Creating a complement wheel with colored pencils to show how a given color looks when mixed in varying degrees with its opposite on the wheel. Step-by-step photos show how to apply color opposites to "underpaint" a pencil drawing.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Nov 1996 (v.13#11) pg. 58

Five tips for making quick sketches.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Dec 1996 (v.13#12) pg. 17

Learn to draw in two hours. A simple, step-by-step approach to drawing.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jan 1997 (v.14#1) pg. 12

A new look at grisaille, a technique that uses graphite and colored pencils and dates to the Renaissance.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jan 1997 (v.14#1) pg. 61

Trying out colored pencils. Tips on using them to create a variety of effects.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Feb 1997 (v.14#2) pg. 10

Building to a finish. How to turn rough sketches into finished drawings.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Feb 1997 (v.14#2) pg. 15

Improve your drawing. The basics of good drawing summarized. Includes a review of drawing tools and surfaces.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Apr 1997 (v.14#4) pg. 36

Making your point with colored pencil paintings. Advice on choosing pencil type and other tools, planning, and techniques for layering, burnishing, underpainting, creating texture and blending.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jun 1997 (v.14#6) pg. 22

Creating realism with contrast. How to combine graphite and charcoal to create subtle trompe l'oeil works.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jul 1997 (v.14#7) pg. 48

Defining form with shadow. How to use shadows to create the illusion of three dimensions.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Sep 1997 (v.14#9) pg. 14

Redefining the limits of the colored pencil. Five artists describe their favorite techniques.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Mar 1999 (v.16#3) pg. 41

Virtual reality. How to achieve super realism in graphite drawings.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Sep 1999 (v.16#9) pg. 63

Erasing more than mistakes. How to use an eraser as a tool for brightening a drawing.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Nov 1999 (v.16#11) pg. 70