Coloring Landscapes: Sea & Sky
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.
Point Betsie requires confident Copic and colored pencil skills. Basic blending techniques are not covered in this class.
Skill Level: Intermediate level
In a 15 minute Technique Deep Dive lesson, Amy discusses five things to avoid when coloring landscapes.
Then in a 5 part series of fully narrated coloring demonstration videos, students will practice coloring the Point Betsie image. Instruction includes all elements, the cast shadowing, underpainting base markering, and pencil details to create depth and dimension.
- Swish & Flick
- Push & Pull
- Introduction to landscapes
- Introduction to cloud smudging
- Introduction to basic architecture
- Detail work with technical pens
- Detail work with colored pencils
- 15 minute Technique Deep Dive lesson, Amy discusses five things to avoid when coloring landscapes.
- Demonstration videos showing the Copic base markering.
- Demonstration video showing the Technical pen process.
- Demonstration video showing the Colored Pencil process.
- Demonstration video showing the Poster Paint detail process.
- Digital stamp in three handy formats (PNG, JPG, or quick print PDF)
- Recipe guide
- Printable photo reference, underpainting guide, detailed color map, guide to Copic base, full color sample and coloring process photos.
Required Supplies: printable supply list included in class package
- High-quality Copic friendly marker cardstock (X-Press It Blending Card is highly recommended.)
- Copic Markers
- Artist quality colored pencils (Prismacolor Premier recommended)
- Technical pen - Staedtler Triplus Fineliners (0.3), Posca Paint Marker, White
- Mod Podge brush or Hake dusting brush.
- Clipboard or hard surface (glass mat is recommended)
- Pencil, pencil sharpener
- Drafting tape.
- Erasers - black and white polymer, white sticky tack, Tombow Mono Zero (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.
"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."