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Judith Selcuk Illustrations



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1st Place Jurors Choice in the Artist Papers Water Competition

Posted by judith selcuk on 8 September, 2015 at 11:15

Salty has won 1st place Jurors Choice in the Artists Papers recent 'water' competition!

This Sunday on Create and Craft TV @3pm!

Posted by judith selcuk on 9 July, 2015 at 12:40

My first show is this Sunday at 3pm on Create and Craft TV channel 674 on the Sky planner

Join me as I demonstrate a delightful garden Robin in watercolour pencils on the fantastic Strathmore Bristol paper. Every paper pack purchased gets a free CD with 3 of my tutorial on! I think you will agree that it's a fantastic gift, like having your very own art tutor in the room with you. Each disc includes a drawing lesson and two projects with all the instructions you will need and even printable outlines and reference photos!

Tune in this Sunday and enjoy the fun!

Published In Ann Kullberg's Color Pencil Magazine July

Posted by judith selcuk on 9 July, 2015 at 12:25

My picture and story have been published in this month's issue of Colored Pencil Magazine by Ann Kullberg! I sent her a funny story about one of my past commissions and a picture of one of my favourite commissions and she printed it!

New Tutorial available for coloured pencil enthusiasts

Posted by judith selcuk on 28 April, 2015 at 10:55

I can now release my new tutorial for coloured pencil enthusiasts!

This tutorial takes you through, step by step in drawing crocus flowers using Prismacolor pencils, although you can substitute these for a brand of your choice.

In easy to follow stages with full colour images.

CD or download comes with high resolution reference picture, line drawing and tutorial.

The print version will also come with Strathmore Vellum Bristol paper all nicely packaged in a quartz sleeve.


A great gift for any artist and all coloured pencil enthusiasts. I am happy to ship worldwide

Please email me at [email protected] if you would like to order.

Sketching for success

Posted by judith selcuk on 17 April, 2015 at 13:30

I tell all my students the same thing.... Always sketch/draw for 5 minutes a day to improve your draughting skills. It was only a couple of years back that I heeded this advice myself. Even through art college I heard but did not listen to this mantra.

I decided to act on my own advice when I was struck down with Sepsis and I was bed ridden for rather too long for my liking. It becomes addictive! Rather like the new craze of adult colouring books and zentangle you start off and once you have got over the fear of the dreaded 'white space' it is the best recreational drug ever.

I have several sketchbooks from pocket sized to full on 'I mean business' size. It doesn't have to be a sketchbook. My children frequently take letters back to school with my doodlings on the back. I dread to think what the teachers talk about in the staff room. You can sketch on a receipt, scrap of paper in your pocket or bag or the back of a shopping list.

What sketching like this does it literally 'train' your brain and hand to work together. Synapses fire off in your brain as your hand co-ordinates with your eyes and once these connections are made it is a bit like a lego model. Each sketch is a brick in the giant model every kid dreams about and before you know it you have va whole 'Legoland' in your brain.

Seriously though, after a year of following my own advice I realised one day whilst drawing out a pet portrait that I didn't have to erase once, that my draughting skills had improved so much that my distances and proportions were all correct. I still have days were my sketches are laughable but these are fewer on the ground.

Put a pen or pencil in your pocket and try it for yourselves.


Leap of Faith for

Posted by judith selcuk on 30 January, 2015 at 11:25

Leap of Faith was a picture I had in my mind for a very long time. Strangely I have a genuine phobia of fish!

Coloured pencil on canvas with genuine gold and silver leafing. This painting measures 28" x 20"x 3/4" and will be for sale at my exhibition with in April 2015

New Piece for

Posted by judith selcuk on 30 January, 2015 at 11:10

On a sunny day last year whilst on holiday in Ilfracombe in Devon we were sat by the harbour eating a bag of chips. The sun was beating down across the water creating the most amazing colour spectrum. It called out to be painted.

Ilfracombe harbour in Prismacolor pencils on Strathmore Vellum 400 series

This will be for sale at my exhibition with at the Malvern Theatre in April this year.

Published in Ann Kulberg's Special Edition book!

Posted by judith selcuk on 30 January, 2015 at 10:50

I have a fantastic piece of news and pictures to share with you! A short while back I was contacted by Ann Kullberg who is the coloured pencil guru in America. She asked if she could publish Labour of Love in her Special Edition 15th anniversary book on Coloured pencil. I never once thought that it would be a full page!! She even signed it for me which was such a lovely touch. I am so proud as I hadn't had much luck with this piece up till now. Thank you to CP - Ann Kullberg's magazine for Colored Pencil Artists


Rusty in print!!

Posted by judith selcuk on 31 December, 2014 at 11:30

Rusty was selected for publishing in Ann Kullberg's recent book, Colored Pencil Hidden Treasures II.

I am very flattered to be featured alongside such outstanding artists!

Boats of Colour in print

Posted by judith selcuk on 31 December, 2014 at 3:20

Boats of Colour No.1 has been printed in Color Pencil Magazine in the USA as a tutorial. Links and images are on the Home Page, take a look and why not even download an issue today!