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Rosie Gets the Blues

Beginner Challenger Marker Painting - Complementary Underpainting

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.


 

Ready for a brain bender?

Join Amy for an entertaining lesson on complementary shading for realism.

We’ll explore the color wheel and how to harness the power of opposites to create realistic color that is more authentic and yet also more artistic than traditional marker technique teaches.

If you want that missing depth and dimension, you’ve got to make some mud! Dirty, muddy, and weirdly grayed colors are a natural part of life. The color of real shade is not one marker darker.

Rosie Gets the Blues is an Intermediate coloring demonstration.


We welcome colorers of many levels into this class. This class assumes you’ve mastered basic techniques and now you’re ready for more independent work and artistic skills. We don’t cover basic blending technique in these classes.


Skill Level: Intermediate

Techniques Used:

  • Flicking
  • Push & Pull
  • Complementary underpainting
  • Using photo references
  • Detail work with colored pencils


Course Includes:

  • Over 2 1/2 hours of video demonstration with Q&A timeouts. Work at your own pace.
  • Digital stamp in three handy formats (PNG, JPG, or quick print PDF)
  • 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

 
 


Required Supplies: printable supply list included in class package

  • High-quality Copic-friendly marker cardstock (X-Press It Blending Card or Cryogen Curious Metallic White 89lb are highly recommended)
  • Copic Markers
  • Artist quality colored pencils (Prismacolor Premier recommended)
  • Mod Podge brush or Hake dusting brush
  • Clipboard or hard surface (glass mat is recommended)
  • Drafting tape
  • Pencil, pencil sharpener
  • Erasers - black and white polymer, white sticky tack, Tombow Mono Zero (round)


We recommend this Workshop as a prequel to Rosie Gets the Blues:

(These Workshops are not required but the skills covered there will help you succeed with Rosie Gets the Blues)



We recommend this Workshop as a companion class to Rosie Gets the Blues:

(This Workshop is not required but the skills covered in Rosie Gets the Blues can also be used for Verdant Spring)


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.


"Another great lesson by Amy"

"Learned something new. There is blue-green under those red petals, and even under the peach ones! Old dog, new trick! Thank you"

"Finished Rosie Gets the Blues. This was a very enjoyable class. Thanks, Amy Shulke!!!!"

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 take as much time as you want to complete the lesson.
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 is a Beginner Challenge level project aimed at students moving from beginner coloring to intermediate. Beginner Challenge level classes are for those students with familiarity of beginner techniques and are comfortable using them. This project challenges you to put those techniques smoothly into practice and perform them more skillfully. For more information email [email protected]
Is the digital stamp included or do I have to purchase it elsewhere?
The digital stamp is not included in the class materials. Purchase can be made at PowerPoppy.com, digital stamp is the preferred form.
What if I'm missing markers or supplies from the required list?
I'm very liberal about supply substitutions BUT please understand that not all markers and pencils behave the same way, even if the colors are very similar. Every substitution you make will change the look of your finished project and the more substitutions you make, the harder your project will be to complete. If you are missing a color and want advice on alternatives, email [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 some of my techniques are unlikely to work well without a brush nib... but if you've got other markers and are willing to match my colors to your brand, GO FOR IT. However, keep in mind that I won't be much help troubleshooting any problems you encounter because I won't be able to test your blends myself.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
I would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact me in the first 30 days and I will give you a full refund.

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