30 Famous Artists Who Use Colored Pencils & Instagram Artists
What is a color pencil drawing?
Color pencil drawing centers around using various color pencils to create an image of an object(s). Utilizing shading and blending methods of dry media.
So what exactly is inside a colored pencil?
Colored pencils have either wax-or oil-based centers, containing different measurements of fine pigmentations.
Famous Color Pencil Artists:
- Anne Kullberg
- Lynda Schumacher
- Marco Mazzoni
- Vince Okerman
- Debra Yaun
- Cecile Baird
- Gary Greene
- Anna Hammer
- Jesse Lane
- Art Venti
- Cj Hendry
- Paul Miller
- Cassidy Packard
- Marcello Barenghi
- Lui Ferreyra
- Veronica Winters
- Alina Kachur-Bogachuk
- Kelly Lahar
- Karen Hull
- Susan Helen Strok
- Tom Chanth
- Rob Bateman
- Larissa Ria Loomans
- Janelle Johnson
- Anya Timoshenko
- Arlene Steinberg
- Morgan Davidson
- Hakan Gürsu
- Lie Hong
- Benjamin Hepton
"An award-winning portrait artist, instructor, author, and publisher, Ann has published a monthly magazine for colored pencil artists since 1999."
"Lynda Schumacher (Lynda Van Wagner) studied Commercial Art at Northwestern Michigan College and Social Work and Psychology at Siena Heights University and Eastern Michigan University. She enjoyed a twenty-year career as a chemical dependency and mental health therapist before returning to her drawing nearly four years ago. Since that time Lynda's work has been seen in a number of statewide, national, and international exhibitions, and she was featured in the American Artist Drawing Magazine in 2008 as a finalist for their annual cover competition."
"Mazzoni weaves a world based on Italian folklore, made up of Janas and Cogas, female figures who, according to Sardinian beliefs, seduce, enchant, curse, and heal. His work is an homage to the secret art of healers; each drawing is saturated with metaphors that tell their story."
Vince Okerman is the artist behind @vexx, a famous Instagram account. By far most of his posts are in color pencils and there's a lot of wild cartoon-style in his artwork.
Debra Yaun was the DC Development Director for the Colored Pencil Society of America.
"Cecile is the author of the popular art instruction book Painting Light with Colored Pencil published by North Light Books in 2005 and reprinted in paperback in the spring of 2008. Her artwork is also featured in Paint-Illustrated Techniques for Every Medium also by North Light and 100 Ways to Paint Favorite Subjects by International Artist where she is on the cover and has the feature article. Artwork by Cecile has also been featured in American Artist, The Artist's Magazine, International Artist, and Southwest Art Magazine. Cecile was very honored to have her "Light Up Your Life" featured on the cover of the winter 2015 issue of Drawing magazine."
Gary Greene has been a full-time artist since 1967. Greene is the writer of four books. He has led workshops, shows, and universally won various honors for his colored pencil paintings and Member of the Colored Pencil Society of America.
Anna Hammer was born in Poland and now lives in Las Vegas. In her work, you will discover the excellence of structural artistic design.
His provocative representations have won numerous national and global honors. Jesse's drawings have been highlighted in various conspicuous art magazines and distributions.
"My work captures intimate moments and gives glimpses of an inner private world…providing a window to our own introspective thoughts and our own mystery."
"My work does not conveniently fit into a category. There are elements of abstraction and glimpses of “reality”. One might guess at surrealism, but I do not think of my work as such. My objective is about taking a fresh look at the traditional landscape.
By using this familiar format, a dialogue is created between the viewer and the image. The brain always attempts to organize the lines, shapes, and colors it perceives; with no easy reference point, there may be no connection.
A recognizable arrangement even though out of the ordinary begins the communication. The composition arrangements are originally discovered by a random array of tissues and recycled papers, viscerally suggesting nascent scenes which ignite my imagination to use as a model for preliminary sketches."
Catherine Jenna Hendry is a contemporary Australian artist known for hyper-realistic art.
Furrrrrr by Cj Hendry
The self-educated artist Paul Miller often draws natural life on his Instagram account @paulmillerwildlifeart. The majority of them are done on dark paper so you can truly observe the shading contrast.
Tempera by Paul Miller
Cassidy is just 15 years of age at the hour of this composition. Normally, there is a lot of space for her to develop. However, for her age, it is truly amazing!
Pink Lip by Cassidy Packard
Marcello Barenghi was born and raised in Milan, Italy. He is a famous YouTuber who is known for his hyper-realistic artwork.
Over the decade, Lui Ferreyra has built up geometric pieces that mix into complex shading fields.
Girl Face by Lui Ferreyra
Russian-born artist Veronica Winters got her MFA in painting from Penn State University. Her winning work has been shown in art and colored pencil magazines, and she has written a few books.
Romantic Woman by Veronica Winters
Alina's work is really fun with hot cocoa and various pictures.
Lovers by Alina Kachur-Bogachuk
"As a full-time artist, I strive to capture the unique character of your pets or family members because I know how special they are to you! Portraits are hand-drawn using only the highest quality materials. Using my skill to portray all types of pets and people, it is my mission to work with you to create a keepsake that you will love and cherish forever."
Karen Hull is a fulltime artist who has experience in photorealistic work.
"There are two goals I have when creating my artworks - to share my passion for colour and to leave people with a smile on their face."
Susan Helen Strok holds a BA in Fine Arts and is considered a master Artists.
"Whether drawing or painting, I am searching for that element of magic that is inherent in figures, objects, and nature. It can be the quality of light, a mysterious pattern, a gorgeous sky, or a beautiful figure. My work is created in a realist style, infused with a touch of mystery and often containing a mystical narrative."
French artist Tom Chanth runs his very own art Instagram account @tom_chanth_art. Tom does plenty of drawings including well-known characters from films and comic books with a lot of popular culture references in his work.
Spider-Man by Tom Chanth
Burglarize Bateman is a UK artist. He does a ton of graphite drawings (including colored pencil work)and some charcoal work as well.
Moon by Rob Bateman
Larissa Ria Loomans might be one of the more productive artists. Most of her posts are done pieces and they shift radically in various subjects like animation and creatures.
Flower Sketch by Larissa Ria Loomans
"Janelle Johnson is considered an integral part of the late 1970s United States art movement that created the explosion of decorative painting.
Janelle earned the credentials of Certified Decorative Artist and Certified Teacher of Decorative Art through the international organization of the Society of Decorative Painters.
Janelle is highly trained in the style of classical decorative art through the school of Kingsland & Gibilisco, located in Omaha. She is self-taught in the color pencil medium."
Olivia's First Tooth by Janelle Johnson
Ukrainian artist Anya Timoshenko does a huge amount of insane photorealistic drawings with colored pencils. You can pursue her art @annatimoshenkoart.
Red Pepper by Anya Timoshenko
"If I could use one word to describe my artwork, it would be color. Having worked in several different mediums, I realized colored pencil gives me the ability to achieve a high level of accuracy, while allowing for saturated color, dramatic lighting and a full range of values. In each new piece, my desire is to inspire the viewer to stop for a while, and take the time to discover the extraordinary colors and subtle details found in my artwork."
Her work is considerably more "out there" in topic, yet it is inventive and grounded as any other individual artist. The coolest thing about her artwork is the utilization of color. You'll discover a ton of cool drawings from portraits to creatures, blossoms, and everything.
Hakan Gürsu is an expert designer.
"Ranging from boats, toys, and furniture to consumer electronics, his environmentally friendly and visionary projects are introducing unusual solutions to common problems."
Soldering Gun by Hakan Gürsu
Lie Hong is a talented color pencil artist and the focus of her art is doing celebrity portraits.
"I am both a digital and traditional illustrator depending on the project."
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