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.
Candy Corn requires confident Copic and colored pencil skills.
Skill Level: intermediate level + skills practice for advanced (not for beginners)
This class originally ran at Patreon in October 2017.
In a 20 minute Technique Deep Dive lesson, Amy talks about the importance of luminance in markers and opacity in colored pencils.
Then in a 3 part series of fully narrated coloring demonstration videos, students will practice coloring the Candy Corn image. Instruction includes all elements, the cast shadowing, base markering, and pencil details to make the candies appear dimensional yet accurately shaded. Almost one hour of total project demonstration time.
- Solvent-free colored pencil technique
- Swish & Flick
- Push & Pull
- Highlights and color bouncing
- 20 minutes of Technique Deep Dive video - understanding the luminance of markers and the translucency of colored pencils
- 15 minutes of demonstration video - the Copic Marker basecoat
- 21 minutes of demonstration video - the Colored Pencil coloring process
- Digital stamp in three handy formats (PNG, JPG, or quick print PDF)
- 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
- high-quality Copic friendly marker cardstock. Stonehenge Legion 250gsm in Kraft or Bazzill Classic Cardstock in "Kraft" color is highly recommended.
- Copic Markers - YR07, Y35 and 0 Colorless Blender.
- artist quality colored pencils (Prismacolor Premier recommended) - 1002 Yellowed Orange, 938 White , 918 Orange, 922 Poppy Red, 931 Dark Purple, 936 Slate Grey, 936 Canary Yellow, 934 Lavender, 941 Light Umber and 947 Dark Umber.
- 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."