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COLOURED PENCIL ARTISTS

PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: When I began this list of coloured pencil artists, my intention was to provide illustrations of the works of Redbubble Coloured Pencil artists. Recently, many have started using the copy-protection facility provided by Redbubble, so I am unable to add illustrations when this happens … just thought I’d mention, in case anyone was hurt that I’d left them out.

There are some absolutely wonderful coloured pencil artists on Redbubble. I have only found a small number of them, but I’m sure there are many more out there and I would really appreciate it if anyone could name some more for me please.

Some artists on my list use coloured pencils all the time, whilst others use them occasionally or as part of a mixed medium painting.

One of the main reasons I joined Redbubble was because I saw the coloured pencil art of Penny Edwardes

Since then I have discovered lots more coloured pencil artists as well and here is a list of them with clickable links to their pages:

Deborah Holman

heartco

Ine Spee

Liesl Yvette Wilson

Kathryn Pedroza

Michael51

pinkyjain

Brian Towers

Gittiart

BarbBarcikKeith

Lee Wilde

Belinda Lindhart

Dawn Davies

Mariana Musa

J. Fehringer

Olechka

robertsloan2

BlaqkPhoenix

R.L. Hall

Deborah Fuller

Sarah Pittman

MinoYasue

Anne McCluskey

Chelsea Kerwath

Michelle Wrighton

Jenna Forsdyke

Terry Krysak

cheetaah

Suryani Shinta

Angelique Moorman

Roberta Ponte

Steven Novak

sosij

petportraits

sowhat

Larry Butterworth

dimarie

John R. P. Nyaid

Delabarra
I AM UNABLE AT PRESENT TO SHOW DELABARRA’S WORK AS HIS IMAGES ARE IN GIF FORMAT, WHICH WILL NOT SHOW.

Karen Townsend

Lazart

Estelle O’Brien

angelartist

Andy Mercer

1960Fairlane
AS WITH DELABARRA’S WORK I AM UNABLE AT PRESENT TO SHOW ONE OF SEAN’S PICTURES, AS HIS IMAGES ARE IN GIF FORMAT, WHICH WILL NOT SHOW. i STRONGLY ADVICE EVERYONE TO GO TAKE A LOOK THOUGH!

Karsten Stier
KARSTEN IS ANOTHER ARTIST WHO UPLOADS GIF IMAGES, SO I CAN’T INCLUDE A PICTURE, BUT PLEASE DO GO TO LOOK AT HIS WORK AS IT IS EXCELLENT.

salhunter

synthpaintann

I’m unable to show a drawing by synthpaintann because of her security settings, but do take a look at her portfolio.

Lee Grissett

Azaragoza

John Hayes

Countrytennis

Kate Eller

Many artists still look down their noses at coloured pencils, seeing them as a stepping stone towards painting. Others are moving from paints to coloured pencils, or using them for inclusion in mixed media paintings. Many artists, such as dawndavies, do occasional coloured pencil drawings to add to their portfolios. I’m starting to get hooked myself.

If anyone knows of any other coloured pencil artists, I’d love to see their work please.

Comments

  • Deborah Holman
    Deborah Holmanabout 6 years ago

    Thank you very very much Dave, very kind of you. As you know I love to use coloured pencils and consider them a very important medium in the world of art. They are very challenging and I don’t think I will ever stop learning what they are capable of.

  • … and a special thanks to you and also to heartco for the advice and encouragement you have both given me.

    – BLYTHART

  • Cadence Gamache
    Cadence Gamacheabout 6 years ago

    Wow… Amazing artists…

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...about 6 years ago

    barbbarcikkeith

  • Heidi Schwandt Garner
    Heidi Schwandt...about 6 years ago

    Thank you for the mention. I’d like to name another colour pencillist…..BLYTHART. Have a looksie at his work, very good indeed! :)

  • … that’s really sweet of you Heidi … thanks.

    – BLYTHART

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...about 6 years ago

    good on you, hes very very good, but heartco, well that just dream work

  • Yes Dawn, I’d overlooked BarbBarcikKeith … she’s great! I’ll go back and edit her name into my list.

    – BLYTHART

  • Heidi Schwandt Garner
    Heidi Schwandt...about 6 years ago

    Sorry but have to mention that BarbBarcikKeith is a ‘her’

  • Thanks … I realised and was about to edit my mistake, but your eagle eye beat me to it Heidi. Now I see how you manage to get all that detail into your work … you are observant. It was the pictures of men on her portfolio that threw me.

    – BLYTHART

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragherabout 6 years ago

    fantastic

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...about 6 years ago

    when i come accross any others i will bubble you

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...about 6 years ago

    perhaps you could start a new group,i dont know if they have a group for this

  • ©   Elaine van Dyk
    © Elaine van...about 6 years ago

    BLYTHART, I’m really surprised. I’ve never heard of any artist, or known any artist who snubbs coloured pencils as a legitimate art medium. Anyone who considers them an inferior tool is either not an artist themselves, or is simply ignorant. I rarely use coloured pencils as finished works purely because I can’t – I just don’t have the skill to produce the effects I want with them. Basically, I’m pretty hopeless with coloured pencils. I admire anyone who can use them effectively and comfortably. The medium of choice is really determined by the way the artist likes to work, the way they tackle whatever they create. In my own view, coloured pencils lend themselves really well to “neater” type of work, where the artist “speaks to the medium” (for lack of another description), whereas I use mediums that tend to control and determine how they want me to work. Sounds crazy, I know, but that is the only way I can put any sort of definition on the differences for me.

  • Here in Britain, most people think of coloured pencils as something small children play with. There are artists who use coloured pencils though and one who uses them to great effect is Brian Towers, a friend of mine who lives in Blyth. Here is a painting Brian did using coloured pencils combined with watercolour and pastel.

    – BLYTHART

  • Maybe it is just the people I know, ’cos I now see there is a UK coloured pencil website.

    – BLYTHART