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 directly to all the pages within the new site. There is also a NEWS & DIARYpage following this which has the most recent information loggedAFTER THAT …… Please explore !
Welcometo the NewPENCIL TOPICSThe home of a wide range of coloured pencil based information
The Coloured Pencil Topics web sitehas existed for ten years in one form or another.It was originally hosted by Yahoo and had around 20 pagesIt then developed and was re-designed using Serif softwareand moved to our present host at ‘One.com’.With 100 pages and then grew to just over 200 pages.It became known in the amateur art world,as a resource for beginners and intermediate students wanting to know more about Coloured Pencils.Visitor numbers grew week by week until at the start of 2017 we were seeing over 1500 individual visitors a DAY looking at an average of 2.5 pages each and an average reading time of around 5 minutes with some folk staying for an hour or more !This web site HAS NEVER BEEN ADVERTISED OR PROMOTED
In early 2017 we discovered that the Serif software which we used to build and revise the site, was no longer sold and obviously had a limited future life. This started a search for alternative software to write the site with and we found the Xara software which has been used to totally re-design the site pages that you are looking at, so that the site can be more easily read by tablet software as well as larger computers. The site is not ideal for mobile phones as there is so much information to cram into a page. For an ideal mobile phone screen view, the best we can offer is for you to read the pages in landscape mode.60% of our readers read the site through an IPad, with an overall 75% using a tablet computer and this is the best format to read the site on a mobile computer.
The whole site has been revised and several sections dropped ( for lack of reader interest ).Many topics have been updated as at September/October 2017.Some new pages are in the process of being completed - particularly on pencil handling and pencil comparisons - which seem to have a lot of interest.THE OLD TOPICS SITE HAS BEEN ARCHIVED ON THE NEIGHBOURING WEBSITE : www.colouredpenciltopics.co.uk so that all the old information is still available …. BUT PLEASE NOTE that old site will not be revised and updated
Last revision Friday December 15th 2017
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 site is based on the teaching I have carried out over the last 10 years and more and the demonstrating I have done for many of the principal pencil manufacturers. The 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