How to create soft & delicate greens + complimentary desaturation
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.
Verdant Spring 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 May 2019. 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.
The in an 8 part series of demonstration videos, students will practice coloring the Verdant Spring image. Instruction includes all elements, the cast shadowing, underpainting base markering, and pencil details to create soft, delicate greens. A full 177 minutes of total video.
- Push & Pull
- Shading to create delicate greens
- Detail work with colored pencils
- Detail work with technical pens
- 25 minutes of demonstration video - Introduction & Project Review and Lesson
- 25 minutes of demonstration video - Copic Markering Background & Leaves
- 22 minutes of demonstration video - Copic Markering for Leaves, Ferns, Stems, Stamens and Q&A
- 24 minutes of demonstration video - Copic Markering for Bluebells and Hellebores
- 18 minutes of demonstration video - Copic Markering for Peony
- 20 minutes of demonstration video - Copic Markering for Glass and Colored Pencil detail on Glass & Peony Center
- 25 minutes of demonstration video - Colored Pencil Detail for Bluebells, Leaves and Hellebores and Q&A
- 18 minutes of demonstration video - Colored Pencil Detail on Peony and Q&A
- 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 Bowl of Beauty which is the digital stamp version. There is a clear stamp version available but it does not include the full class image.
- high-quality Copic friendly marker cardstock (X-Press It Blending Card is highly recommended)
- Copic Markers - BV20, RV000, RV14, Y11, YG0000, YG61, YG63, YG67, C0, W1, W3 and 0 Colorless Blender (bottle).
- technical pen - Uniball Signo White, Broad
- artist quality colored pencils (Prismacolor Premier recommended) - 120 Sap Green Light, 195 Pomegranate, 929 Pink, 938 White, 940 Sand, 945, Sienna Brown, 1014 Deco Pink, 1026 Greyed Lavender, 1072 50% French Grey, 1089 Pale Sage, 1090 Kelp Green and Derwent Drawing Pencil - Chinese White #7200
- Tombow Mono Zero eraser (round)
- Ranger waterbrush, detail tip (filled with water)
- coarse terry cloth (cheap is better than fine cotton)
- 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."