THIS IS THE LARGEST AND MOST COMPREHENSIVE, FREELY ACCESSIBLE RESOURCE ON THE INTERNET COVERING COLOURED PENCILS OF ALL TYPES, FOR BEGINNERS AND INTERMEDIATE STUDENTSThis Web site has no commercial sponsorship
TO START You may wish to read the following page About this siteTHEN check out the Contents page which has a brief summary of what each page contains and also contains links to take you directly to all the pages within the site. The Contents page is probably the best way to find your way around.There is also a NEWS & DIARY page immediately following this one which has the most recent information logged. There is also a site search link on this page which you can see on the left.AFTER THAT …… Please explore !
Welcometo PENCIL TOPICSThe home of a wide range of coloured pencil based information
Nearly three years ago the site was completely rebuilt using new software and the old webite was archived under the addresswww.colouredpenciltopics.co.ukYou are currently reading the new updated and revised site, which has nearly 100 pages of information - a lot to digest and a lot to maintain.Your author has now retired from teaching.and as new products arrive on the art scene he finds it more and more difficult to review and assess all the bright ideas thatthe manufacturers come up with.HOWEVERYou can rely on the Art Gear Guide hosted by Ivor Harrison,based in the UK, for new product assessments.You can still rely on this site for basictechnique and product knowledge
IF YOU WERE FAMILIAR WITH THE OLD TOPICS WEBSITE, IT HAS BEEN ARCHIVED ON THE NEIGHBOURING WEB ADDRESS : www.colouredpenciltopics.co.ukAll the old information is still available there BUT PLEASE NOTE that the old site is not revised or updated, so some date specific information may be unreliable. Over 100 daily visitors still use the old site as a reference point.
Last page revision 13th October 2019
This is the largest freely accessible website in the World providing information on Coloured Pencils of all types and the techniques for using themIt is aimed at those starting out on their artistic travelsand those with a little experience who wish to know moreThe various sections and individual topic pages were developed from regularly revised notes handed out to students and in recent years have become a well known resource.I hope you find it helpful
There is a site search facility using the link here
or you can review the site through the contents page links
NEW Readers please note : There is a revision date at the foot of each page which will tell you how up to date it is
There is a lot of coloured pencil based information on the Internetand over the years many excellent You Tube Videos have been produced, some by independant, skilled artists, some by artists working for or on behalf of manufacturers,and some not quite so good.This website just provides solid informationacquired over more than 15 years of teaching workshops and courses,and demonstrating for some of the leading pencil manufacturers.I don’t sell anythingI don’t ask you to subscribe to anything.You are free to read and use any of the topics and tutorials.BUT just because it is free doesn’t mean the information is worthlessa lot of work has gone into the developing of this site over a 10 year period.