Hudson the Bear
Beginner - Introduction to Fuzzy Fur
New to Copic Markers? New to Vanilla Arts Classes? This class is perfect for beginners and casual colorers.
Join Amy Shulke, a professional illustrator and marker enthusiast for a fun fur 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, 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 is good for moderate beginners who can blend well
Skill Level: moderate beginner through advanced
In a 30 minute technique lesson, Amy covers the concept of Flow. Understanding the flow of objects is a handy lesson for directing your flick strokes to maximize the realism in your coloring projects.
Then in a three part, fully narrated coloring demonstration, students practice the flowing fur technique on the Hudson the Bear project. Total running time of the three videos is 98 minutes. You'll love the fur technique on this charming Polar Bear but you'll also appreciate the fact that this fur technique can be used on all your furry animal stamps!
Other techniques put to use in Hudson the Bear:
- Dark to light coloring
- Kick-out shadows
- Pushing and pulling
- Scumbling pencil technique
- Adjusting depth with colored pencils
Two Hour Course includes:
- 30 minute video- deep-dive look at the Paper Staining technique for Dark to Light coloring
- 98 minutes of lesson video- color along style instructional video
- Hudson the Bear digital stamp in three handy formats (PNG, JPG, or quick print PDF)
- recipe guide
- 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- B00, B02, B60, BG72, BG75, G21, G43, N6, N8, R11, R12, R22, R24, W00, W1, W3
- Copic Multiliners or Staedtler Triplus Fineliners (0.3) - Black, Light Green, Turquoise
- white gel pens- Gelly Roll White #50, Uniball Signo White (need both)
- artist quality colored pencils- True Blue, Olive Green, Carmine Red, Crimson Lake, Indigo Blue, White, Nectar, French Grey 70%, Imperial Violet
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."