(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.

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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 LOVE to win this book.  I have dabbled in colored pencils and could always learn more.

I would like to improve the richnes of color im my drawings. If I do not win, please tell me where I can review the book and buy it.


thxs paul


I am 53 and finally am able to return to a passion of mine...Art.  I spent many years in college, medical school, residency, and practice.  I barely had time to breathe.  But now an opportunity has come to re-ignite that passion.  I am taking some art classes from a local community college and have had a miraculously wonderful time exploring media and learning about art fundamentals.  I have a set of colored pencils, but really don'e know how to use them to their full capacity.  I think this book would encourage me to try them to create artwork instead of sitting on my shelf.  I would need help with the techniques and I believe this book would assist me to create vibrate, lively works.


I would love to win this book because it is filled with great information about coloring so realistically. I would be able to do that for the illustrations in a book I am in the process of working on.

I would like to win this book, because I haven't experimented with color pencil yet even though I have a set. It's a medium I'd like to explore.

I love to win this book because i love nature... And its colors, i want to be more familiar with the philosophy of nature colors with colorpencil instruments and then i would teach them to my little students :)

I would like to win this book to advance my knowledge of different mediums.  I have pencils and recently have been trying to experiment without really knowing the different tools and techniques.  Thanks.

I would use this book to inspire my art kids to learn how to layer their colors to enhance their colored pencil work in my room!

   Cat Huitt


I have dabbled with pencil sketches and drawings for years.  Only recently, since retirement and turning 63, have I begun using colored pencils and love the subtle suggestion of hues they give my drawings.  After looking at the preview of this instruction book I LOVE the deeper hues and imagery colored pencils give ordinary objects and living things!  I want to do this!  

Thank you!

I use watercolor pencils and love them, but haven't mastered the colored pencil coloring.  This would be a great tool!  Thanks for the opportunity!

My father passed away three years ago from Cancer.  My mom was feeling lost, lonely and bored.  I kept racking my brain to find something for her to do that would bring her some joy in her life.  She said she couldn't paint or draw but I forged ahead and signed us up for an Art class.  To both of our suprise, she is not only an excellent drawer but also a great colorist.  I guess that comes from years as a Master Cosmotologist.  Now that I we have started in the Art world, we want to explore all types of mediums and techniques.  I believe this book would be an excellent choice for two beginners who want to learn together.



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