Creating Depth with White Flowers
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.
Peppermint Amaryllis requires confident Copic and colored pencil skills.
Skill Level: intermediate level + skills practice for advanced (not for beginners)
This class originally ran as a Vanilla Livestream in November 2018. 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 7 part series of demonstration videos, students will practice coloring the Peppermint Amaryllis image. Instruction includes all elements, the cast shadowing, base markering, and pencil details to create beautiful petal distinction. A full 145 minutes of total video.
- Push & Pull
- Distress Ink background
- Detail work with technical pens
- Detail work with colored pencils
- 22 minutes of demonstration video - Introduction and Flower Color Sample Discussion
- 20 minutes of demonstration video - Masking Process, Distress Ink Background & Q&A
- 27 minutes of demonstration video - Cedar Sprig Technical Pen Detail & Copic Petal Underpainting
- 19 minutes of demonstration video - Copic Petal Underpainting Cont'd & Copic Flower Base Markering
- 21 minutes of demonstration video - Anther & Flower Petal Technical Pen Detail, & Cast Shadow
- 17 minutes of demonstration video - Colored Pencil Detail
- 19 minutes of demonstration video - Colored Pencil Detail and Q&A with students who attended the live session
- recipe guide
- printable full color sample, underpainting guide, detailed color map, photo reference and marker only sample.
Please note: Q&A session was for students who attended the live session
Required Supplies: printable supply list included in class package
PLEASE NOTE- Stamp is a separate purchase from PowerPoppy.com and is not included in the class materials here. We recommend you use Amaryllis which is the digital stamp version but the same image is also available in the clear set called Amaryllis Bliss Stamp Set. The clear set is significantly smaller and is likely too small to use with the techniques taught here.
- high-quality Copic friendly marker cardstock (Cryogen Curious Metallic White is highly recommended).
- Mask-it Masking Film or suitable masking paper
- 1" Post-It Tape (any color)
- Distress Ink Pads (Classic version, Oxides are NOT recommended!) - Shabby Shutters
- Picket Fence Life Changing Brushes (1.5" to 2") or Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tools with a foam pad dedicated to each ink pad color
- Copic Markers - B60, BV20, YG21, 0 Colorless Blender Marker
- technical pens - Staedtler Triplus Fineliner (0.3mm) in Olive Green and Bright Red. Uniball Signo Broad White
- artist quality colored pencils (Prismacolor Premier recommended) - 122 Permanent Red, 931 Dark Purple, 938 White, 1004 Yellow Chartreuse, 1005 Limepeel, 1026 Greyed Lavender, 1097 Moss Green
- Tombow Mono Zero eraser (round)
- detail scissors
- soft rubber brayer
- small paintbrush + cup of water
- glassine paper or clean scrap paper
- small ruler
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.
"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."