Australian Coloured Pencils Network

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Hi and Welcome - an intro to Australian Coloured Pencils blog

Hi and Welcome.

This blog was started for a few reasons, the one main one being that I wanted to create a place where Australian Coloured Pencils (ACP) artists can meet up and get to know one another. There doesn't seem to be much local support for ACP artists and most of us don't know who the others are so with this blog wanted to try to change this a little :)

In recent times, people have contacted me asking whether there was any local societies available, the US and UK have their societies and the short answer is no there is nothing like that here that i can find. That doesn't mean there can't be one in the future but we need the members and participants to support it so i am also hoping that this blog would be a way of asessing what sort of interest there is. I think we are getting more and more CP artists in Aus so this blog would be a good place at least start to gather a list all of your websites and contact details with the view that if there is enough interest eventually we can build an online gallery / website and maybe even our own society later on down the track.

At the moment i have left this blog open to the public so that we can display our work and become a bit of a directory but if artists want more of a closed community we can turn the public function off and just have it a closed blog to members only if that issue arises.

Getting Involved
I see this blog as a community project, i just don't want this blog just to be updated by myself, i would like others to help add to the site and keep the site fresh and new for the interest of all of us.
So here is how you could be involved:
  • If you are an Australian cp artist send me your website or blog address and i will add you to the list (right) of ACP artists.
  • If you have a show or some cp news you would like to share or just want to show a wip or new work, i would like to have multiple artist authors so you can either send me an email with the details you would like to add to this site or request to be an author to add to the site yourself, please only do this if you would like to be adding regularly.
  • I thought we could also do a mini gallery / profile via a blog post for ACP artists, i will start and do one on myself, if you would like to have your own work displayed either by adding it yourself or sending me the details and i will ad it. Please include some photos of your artwork and a short bio on yourself and your website or email address whichever you prefer.
  • If you post on your own blog on tips techniques etc make sure let me know and i will link to it.
So, there you have it, not sure whether anyone is interested in participating or not but i figured why not give it a go and see if you are :) Are you ?


PetArtist said...

Hi Belinda

I hope you get a lot of support for this blog, a CP Society in Australia was somethign that I looked into years ago when I first started, but back then I was the only one with a web presence, so it was impossible to get cp artist together, to see if there was any interest.

Have you posted over in Wetcanvas? There are a number of aussie cp artists over there now (post in the cp forum and the animal and wildlife, maybe other subjects I am not sure.

I'd be interested in starting a society down here, so I'm interested to see what other interest there is.



Belinda Lindhardt said...

Thanks Michelle,

I actually had been meaning to pop over there i actually did the other day but it was down. I will remember to get over there. Thanks

Yes i too have been trying to do this for a while. Hopefully now there will be a few more of us.

Philip Dean Gray said...

Great idea Belinda,
Would love to contribute to get the word out about colour pencils.
I am a colour pencil artist,
specialising in pinup(some nudity), gothic style (dark)art, although I also draw most other regular subjects incl portraiture, animals, still life etc.
I wish you good luck with this endeavour, pls do not hesitate to contact me if there is anything I can do to assist.

Best regards,
Philip Dean Gray

Reflections From Life Art Blog said...

Hi Belinda! Nice blog you've got here. I noticed that you and I both have blogs from the same site: Blogspot.

Well, I'm not fro Australia, but i wanted to give you some support anyway. :D *hugs*


Cindy said...

I think this is a great idea Belinda! I wish you much success!

Belinda Lindhardt said...

Thanks so much Cindy and Nancy, lovely to see you here and thankyou for your support. :)

Lynn said...

Hi Belinda

Count me in for support for a CP Society in Aus.
I have been using CP for about 5 yrs now, mainly working on animal subjects.

I don't have a website, is that ok?


Belinda Lindhardt said...

Hi Lynn,

We welcome any support we can get. It helps if you have a website or email address otherwise we have no way of contacting you. If you send your email address to i will add you to the list or artists but without a website i cant link to you on this site.