#01 THEY'RE BEAUTIFUL
I love the way they look beautifully nested in their tray. I like to stare at them because they're so shiny and colorful. :-D
With the current definition, people are confused whether colored pencil fine art should be called a drawing or a painting. As for ME, colored pencil is a class of its own—and I love it!
"modern colored-pencil drawings may approach or cross a boundary between drawing and painting." (Wikipedia)
Colored pencils look gorgeous in their metal tin casings and plastic trays. I can stare at them all day long! Absolute eye candy!
I love it when I see the jaw-dropping reaction of people as they exclaimed, "OMG! That's made with colored pencil?"
I just love the sound and the feel when sharpening them and they come out looking great with sharp pointy tips ready for action!
Luminance colored pencils by Caran d'ache cost around $4.00 EACH. A complete set of Polychromos or Mitsubishi colored pencils is about $400 to $600+. Good thing they're not available in my local art store—I can't afford them anyway!
#07 THE UNDERDOG
In a society where art is dominated by the more popular medium like oil, acrylic, watercolor, and pastel, colored pencil is making its mark into the art scene. Someday, it will have its rightful place and receive the recognition it truly deserves. I'll be there when that happens!
#08 ELIGIBLE BACHELOR
Every medium has its mate, canvas for oil/acrylics, watercolor paper for watercolor, and pastel paper for pastel, but as far as I know, there is no paper or substrate that is made specifically and solely for colored pencil use at the moment.
#09 FAIRY TALE
Getting featured in, not one, but two colored pencil magazines never crossed my mind—not in my wildest imagination! Fairy tales can come true after all!
#10 MY COLORED PENCIL GARDEN
How else can I build my garden without colored pencils? A sacred sanctuary for the artistic soul, a place where inspiration blooms, where passion can be cultivated in a fertile mind. A place where I can be—ME!