(Update September 25: Giveaway has ended) Enter for a Chance to Win a Free Book: Painting Light with Colored Pencil

The giveaway has ended.

Congrats to our winner, Sharon Nelson!

The Art Colony is pleased to offer you a chance to

win a free copy of

Painting Light with Colored Pencil

- a 128-page book by Cecile Baird! This inspiring and instructive book shows you how to create colored pencil drawings so rich in color they resemble oil paintings.

For a detailed book at Painting Light with Colored Pencil, I encourage you to check out my review on Art-is-Fun.com, where you will find images of the lessons contained in this book and learn more about what this book contains.

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The giveaway ends on September 24, 2013 at midnight PST. A winner will be announced within 2 days of the end of the giveaway. The winner must provide their name and mailing address in order to receive the prize. If the winner does not respond within 4 weeks of winning, the prize is forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected.

There is no cost or fee to participate. Any potential taxes, import duties or other fees relating to the receipt of this book are the responsibility of the winner.

This is an international giveaway, so it's open to all of our members from around the world. The book will be shipped to you at our expense.

This book was donated to the Art Colony as a giveaway prize by North Light Books, publisher of high-quality art instruction books. Any trademarks or copyrighted material used in this promotion are the property of the respective owners and are used with permission from North Light Books.
Here are some images from Painting Light with Colored Pencil, to give you an idea of Cecile Baird's style of art and the type of lessons you'll find in this book:

Check out my review for more details about what you'll find in this book.

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I would absolutely LOVE to have this book because I really enjoy using colored pencils, and would love to be able to get those rich luscious colors from them the way these paintings look in the book! I would probably use the new information and techniques to create flowers and floral paintings, as flowers are my absolute favorite thing to do...Thanks for offering this great giveaway!

Laura Thykeson

I would like to win this book because not only does it look llike an excellent resource for colored pencil, it looks as though what I would learn about drawing light would transfer over to other mediums that I use.  Thank you for the chance to win.

As a beginner, I would like to win since it states that it is more ideal for beginners and intermediate colored pencil artists. It also states it would help with landscape pictures which I would really like to create. 

 I love to spend time doing art with my nephews on what they call Fun Auntie Art Days. This books expands what we can do!

I would love to win this book as I do not utilise my coloured pencils enough.  I have a very old set of Derwent's from when I was at school (many, many years ago) and I would love to get them out and create beautiful images with them on Artist Trading Cards using the techniques of light and shade.  I am such a novice when it comes to pencil work and it would be fabulous to have a text book to refer to.

I would like to win this book to be able to improve my skill in a different kind of drawing or painting and to learn how to see the light in the pictures ... knowing the shadowing ..thanks ... 

I haven't used colored pencils in a while and would love to become re-aquainted with them through this book!

Just discovered the beauty of colored pencils. Would love to learn and learn and learn

I would love to win this book, because I need more lessons on how to make the coloured pencils "smoother".  The lessons look like they would be amazingly helpful.  I am very new to this medium.

I haven't used colored pencils but would LOVE to learn how to use them. It would give me another medium to work in and I get excited at the thought of a new medium and technique!

I would like to win this book because I want to learn more about using colored pencils. I know this would help me.

I love pencil crayons...that would be awesome to learn new things.




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