An Intermediate Marker Painting Course
Join Amy Shulke, a professional illustrator and marker enthusiast for a fun and informative coloring lesson- Vanilla Arts style!
Marker Painting is a completely different approach to coloring with markers. Amy teaches students basic techniques and color theory based on the way artists use paint. Instead of focusing on "how" to color a selected stamp image, Amy shows you the "why" behind color selection, shade, layering, depth, and form. This provides students with the necessary knowledge to color any stamp image in their collection and every stamp they might purchase in the future.
Amazing Maize requires confident Copic and colored pencil skills.
Skill Level: intermediate level + skills practice for advanced (not for beginners)
This class originally ran as a Vanilla Livestream in October 2018. It was filmed live and unscripted. This is a different style of presentation than the normal Marker Painting Workshops. Amy speaks live and off-the-cuff, so this is a more conversational and less formal feeling class.
Includes an introduction video with the opening of the class and a student Q&A session at the close.
Then in a 6 part series of demonstration videos, students will practice coloring the Amazing Maize image. Instruction includes all elements, the cast shadowing, base markering, and pencil details to make the corn cluster appear dimensional yet accurately shaded. A full 144 minutes of total video.
- Swish & Flick
- Universal Shading
- Push & Pull
- Detail work with colored pencils
- 24 minutes of Introductory discussion with a lesson on universal shade and overpainting
- 67 minutes of demonstration video - the Copic Marker coloring process
- 25 minutes of demonstration video - the Colored Pencil coloring process
- 28 minutes Question & Answer session with students who attended the live session
- recipe guide
- printable full color sample, underpainting guide, detailed color map, photo reference and greyscale photo reference.
Required Supplies: printable supply list included in class package
PLEASE NOTE- Stamp is a separate purchase from PowerPoppy.com and not included in the class materials here. We recommend you use Maize for Days which is the digital stamp version but the same image is also available in the clear set called Fortunes of Fall. The clear set is significantly smaller and is likely too small to use with the techniques taught here.
- high-quality Copic friendly marker cardstock (X-Press It Blending Card is highly recommended.)
- Copic Markers - B60, BV20, BV23, BV25, BV29, E41, E43, R89, R85, R81, Y32, Y35, Y38, YG91, YG95, YG97
- artist quality colored pencils (Prismacolor Premier recommended) - 938 White, 1008 Parma Violet, 1065 70% Cool Grey, 1067 90% Cool Grey, 1094 Sandbar Brown.
- Tombow Mono Zero eraser (round)
Amy is a professional freelance technical illustrator with 25 years of experience in graphic arts. Amy began using colored pencils in 1985 and they are her preferred medium for portraiture and scientific illustration. She has a special passion for teaching crafters and shy artists to stretch their boundaries by incorporating established art techniques to their coloring projects. Join Amy for fun and highly informative lessons which will not only change the way you color but the way you see color in the world around you.
"It's the OMG moments. That's why Amy's classes rock. She explains things that you've maybe noticed before but never thought much about. I love it!"
"At 62 years of age I have no illusions about becoming a great artist but. I am so appreciative of the change in my perception since taking classes with Amy at Vanilla Arts Co. Now I see the play of colors, the motion and the grace... It's a great way to view the world around me."
"I just love the things I'm learning and can't wait to start the next project. Your images are challenging for me and I like that. I'll never look at another image and how to color it the same again!"
"I warn people when they sign up for your classes-- it's not just Copic, it's sooooooooo much more."
"Thank you, Amy for your generous nature. There are many gifted people in the world but you share your gifts so freely. Your classes are wonderful and I sincerely hope that the new online project allows more and more students to fall in love with your classes."