Marker Painting Basics: Using Photo References for Realism and Inspiration
Join Amy Shulke, a professional illustrator and marker enthusiast for a fun glass and metal heart 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, and depth. This provides students with the necessary knowledge to color any stamp image in their collection and every stamp they might purchase in the future.
This class contains challenges for confident colorers
Skill Level: intermediate to advanced
In a 13 minute technique lesson, Amy explores how you can incorporate the use of photo references into your coloring routine to add inspiration and realistic details to your project.
Then in 62 minutes of fully narrated coloring demonstration, students will practice two distinctly different textures- one to create the look of clear glass and one for galvanized aluminum. This project challenges those colorers who have always smooth blended everything in their projects!
Techniques used in Cool Peppermint:
- Use of photo references for accuracy
- Deliberately not blending
- Hard and soft highlighting
- Basic techniques for colored pencil details
Guarded Heart Course includes:
- 13 minute video- a deep-dive look at the use of photo references for accuracy and texture inspiration
- 42 minute video- color along style instructional video using Copic markers
- 20 minute video- color along style instructional video using artist grade colored pencils
- Guarded Heart digital stamp in three handy formats (PNG, JPG, or quick print PDF)
- recipe guide
- printable full color sample, underpainting guide, detailed color map
Required Supplies: full supply list included in class package
- high-quality marker cardstock (X-Press It Blending Card recommended)
- Copic Markers- C00, C1, C3, C5, YR21, YR24, YR27, R01, R02, R05
- Copic Various Ink- 0 (Colorless Blender). Must be Copic brand, can not substitute other colorless blending solutions.
- Tim Holtz/Ranger Waterbrush with Detail Tip. IMPORTANT: Must be new and completely unused.
- Copic Multiliner or Staedtler Triplus Fineliner (0.3)- Cool Gray or Light Gray
- Uniball Signo White gel pen
- artist quality colored pencils- Poppy Red, 70% Cool Grey, Burnt Ochre, White
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."