Oopsie Daisy

Introduction to the Flick Stroke Technique, the Foundation of Coloring with Markers

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 cheerful floral 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.

Recommended first class for all beginners

Skill Level: absolute beginner

In one hour lesson, Amy covers the flick technique and how to use it with both marker and colored pencil to develop depth in floral images.

Other techniques put to use in Oopsie Daisy:

  • Flicking
  • Overflicking
  • Push & Pull
  • Pointillism
  • Color Bounce
  • Color Kissing
  • Temperture Balance
  • Basic techniques for technical pen and colored pencil details

One Hour Course includes:

  • 15 minute video- deep-dive look at the flick stroke called The Art of Flicking
  • 45 minute video- color along style instructional video
  • Oopsie Daisy digital stamp in three handy formats (PNG, JPG, or quick print PDF)
  • recipe guide
  • full color sample, underpainting guide, detailed color map
  • bonus guide: push & pull for florals
  • discussion board (on this class site, not at Patreon)

Required Supplies: full supply list included in class package

  • high-quality marker cardstock
  • Copic Markers- B24, B26, BV20, BV23, G28, Y15, YG11, YG23, YG17, YR12
  • fine-line technical pens (0.3) in light green (not olive), sepia/golden brown, yellow
  • artist quality colored pencils- Indigo Blue, Denim Blue, Cerulean Blue, Cloud Blue, Chartreuse, Light Yellow, Baby Pink, Lilac

Your Instructor

Amy Shulke
Amy Shulke

Amy is a professional freelance technical illustrator with 25 years of experience in graphic arts. Amy began using colored pencils in 1985 and she started with DeSign markers in 1989. Colored pencils with a base of either marker or watercolor is her preferred process for portraiture and scientific illustration. She has a special passion for teaching crafters and shy artists to stretch their boundaries by adding established fine 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.

Course Curriculum

  The Printables
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  Extra Resources
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  Technique Deep Dive
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  The Demonstration Videos
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"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!"

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
Immediately! As soon as you're through the registration and payment processes, the class material will be automatically opened for you.
How much of the course will I have access to? Do you stagger the release of information?
This course is 100% FULL ACCESS from the moment you join. Work at your own pace and do as much (or as little) as you want.
How long do I have access to the course?
Lifetime access! You have unlimited access to the content for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What skill level does this class require?
This class is for true beginners. I RECOMMEND THIS STARTER COURSE FOR ALL NEW STUDENTS. No drawing skills required. No previous marker experience required. Want more info? Email us at [email protected]
Is the digital stamp included or do I have to purchase it elsewhere?
The digital stamp is included in the class materials. No new purchase necessary. If you previously downloaded the stamp from Patreon, it has not changed. The same version is used here.
What if I'm missing a few markers or supplies from the required list?
I'm very liberal about supply substitutions. BUT please understand that not all markers behave the same way, even if the colors are very similar. Every substitution you make will change the look of your finished project. If you are missing a color and want advice on alternatives, email me at [email protected] for further info.
What if I use a different brand of marker?
I'll be honest, I use Copic because of their brush nib. I've yet to find another maker brand with nibs as springy and juicy. I would suggest that my techniques are unlikely to work well without a brush nib... but if you've got brush nib markers and are willing to match my colors to your brand, GO FOR IT. I will warn you that I won't be much help troubleshooting any blending problems you encounter because I won't be able to test your blends myself.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact me in the first 14 days for a full refund minus processing fees. Due to the digital nature of this course, absolutely no refunds are possible beyond the 14 day mark. NO EXCEPTIONS. Note: A refund withdraws you completely from the course. You will lose access to the course panel, course materials, and any associated forum or group.

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