Some really beautiful colored pencil art from Megan Seiter

Megan Seiter was profiled by Naomi Ekperigin in the article “Megan Seiter: Colored Pencils or Bust”, from the Winter 2013 issue of Drawing magazine.

Ms. Seiter’s website is here, although as far as I can tell the most recent pieces she has date back to 2011.

At any rate, she creates some truly amazing images with colored pencils, such as “Nature’s Dazzle”.

“Nature’s Dazzle” by Megan Seiter, 2011.

And also “Flora and Alexander”

“Flora and Alexander” by Megan Seiter, 2010.

There is also some really interesting information in the article about some of Ms. Seiter’s business planing:

She enters as many competitions as she can, using the entry deadlines as motivation and structure for her studio time. “If you want to be an artist, you have no choice but to be driven,” she says with a confidence that belies her years. “Some of my classmates graduated and discovered that without assignments and grades, they weren’t that passionate about their art. I’m learning to be my own boss and accept disappointment when a pieces isn’t juried into an exhibition or awarded a prize.”

The artists has also created a “fan series,” through which fans of her art can pay for a “subscription” to her work. For a fixed price they receive an original drawing from Seiter once a year for five years. It’s a win-win situation: Admirers receive five one-of-a-kind works by an up-and-coming artists, and Seiter develops a client list and is able to pay off her student loans. “I just want to do whatever I can do so that I can keep making art,” she says. “I feel so lucky to have opportunities already, and I hope this is just he beginning.”

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