Hi! My name is Carol Moore and I'm a colored pencil artist and web designer who lives in the beautiful state of Oregon.
I purchased my first set of Berol colored pencils back in 1983, for an illustration class, in art college. I never actually got to learn about them in class, because I had to drop out of art school, due to finances. So, when I opened my very first box colored pencils and started experimenting and exploring with them, I was pretty much on my own. I had no teacher to explain to me or guide me on how to use this medium.
They say an artist can fall in love with their medium of choice, and I am one of those artists. Over the years, I have come to find out that colored pencils are a very non-forgiving medium. However, I find working with colored pencils to be extremely fulfilling and uplifting. It is hard for me to explain or to put into words, but they are my passion and creating works of art with them ignites my heart and soul. And what I love most about this medium, is they allow me to ever explore, to ever learn, and to ever challenge myself as an artist.
So what makes this medium so special? Well, first of all, colored pencils are very affordable. If you are on a limited budget like me, you will be glad to know that colored pencils are a very inexpensive medium. There are several on-line stores, such as DickBlick's, Misterart, Jerry's, Amazon and even E-bay that have great bargains or sales on this medium. Secondly, there are over hundreds of colors to choose from and several brands available. Thirdly, they are very portable. I can relocate to any place in my house or even outside, to work on my artwork. Furthermore, you can get as detailed and controlled with colored pencils as you want, or you can treat them like a very loose watercolor painting. Last of all, you can mix colored pencil with just about, any other medium. In addition, they can be applied to many different types of surfaces as well, from paper to wood.
I know what it is like to be a struggling, starving artist and have your artistic goals and dreams put to a halt due to finances. So, this section of my site is free for all artists, students or teachers out there who are on a tight budget and can't afford all of the books or magazines on colored pencil and have a burning desire to learn more about this medium. At first, you might think that this is a child's medium, but once you discover the potential this medium has you will be hooked and will, just as I have, fall in love with colored pencils.
Keep on Creating!