Underpaint Complex Flowers to Create Dimension
This class originally ran as a Livestream in May 2020. 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 series of demonstration videos, students will practice coloring the Peach Rose image. Instruction includes all elements, the cast shadowing, underpainting base markering, and pencil details. Almost 4 hours of demonstration video.
Join Amy Shulke, a professional illustrator and marker enthusiast for a live coloring demonstration. Real coloring in real time.
Are you ready for realistic coloring?
Online video classes are not real, at least not real in the way you assume.
The projects are planned months in advance. The lessons are tested and simplified. The demonstration is rehearsed. The footage is shot multiple times and edited for clarity. The script is….well, it’s a script!
Everything about an online art class is designed to make the project look easy and amazing.
But that's not how real art works
Vanilla Livestream breaks the production barrier, giving you a real look into the real time artistic process.
Are you ready for a floral challenge?
In previous classes, Amy has showed you how to color flower petals using her Push & Pull method and we've talked about using logic to develop shade.
Peach Rose puts those skills to the test as we learn to read a photo reference-- finding the pushes, pulls, and idiosyncrasies of real life flowers.
Watch as Amy battles logic versus what she sees in the photo reference to develop realistic depth and dimension.
An excellent introduction to photorealism. The concepts used here can be practiced and perfected into extremely realistic coloring.
Peach Rose is an advance level demonstration
We welcome colorers of many levels at Vanilla Arts, but basic marker painting techniques are not covered in this class.
Advanced classes assume you’ve mastered basic techniques and are ready for independent work using artistic skills. Read more about Vanilla skill levels here.
Skill Level: Advanced
We do not recommend this course for first time Vanilla students.
- Push & Pull
- Using photo references
- Color runs
- Overpainting with colored pencils
- Over 2 1/2 hours of video demonstration with Q&A timeouts. Work at your own pace.
- Recipe guide
- Printable photo reference, underpainting guide, detailed color map, and full color sample
Please note: Q&A session was for students who attended the live session
Basic computer skills are required to access class materials.
If you struggle with websites, video players, downloads, printing digital files, and communicating in discussion forums, this course may not be right for you.
We recommend that you try our FREE More Than Luck course to get a feel for how our site works and the type of computer skills you'll need to make the most of your learning experience here.
Required Supplies: printable supply list included in class package
- High-quality Copic-friendly marker cardstock (Cryogen Curious Metallic White is highly recommended)
- Copic Markers
- Artist quality colored pencils (Prismacolor Premier recommended)
- Mod Podge or Hake dusting brush
- Acrylic clipboard, glass mat or hard surface and drafting tape to secure your project to the surface
- Pencil, pencil sharpener
- Erasers - black and white polymer, white sticky tack, 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 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.
StartDemo 1: Introduction (18:45)
StartDemo 2: Q&A and Copic Background (20:09)
StartDemo 3: Copic Background cont'd (18:29)
StartDemo 4: Q&A and Copic Stems & Leaves (17:46)
StartDemo 5: Copic Rosebuds, Discussion and Q&A (20:55)
StartDemo 6: Copic Rose Bloom (20:03)
StartDemo 7: Copic Rose Bloom (18:32)
StartDemo 8: Copic Rose Bloom and Q&A Discussion (18:51)
StartDemo 9: Colored Pencil for Background and Stems & Leaves (16:57)
StartDemo 10: Colored Pencil for Rose Bloom (19:39)
StartDemo 11: Colored Pencil for Rose Bloom (18:25)
StartDemo 12: Colored Pencil for Rose Bloom & Final Q&A Discussion (19:33)
Cherie G did an amazing job!
Elizabeth B created a beautiful Peace Rose.
Jody S experimented with background colors.