This class originally ran as a Livestream in March 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 Annabelle's Heart image. Instruction includes all elements, the cast shadowing, underpainting base markering, and pencil details. Over 2 1/2 hours of demonstration video.
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.
Take your coloring to the next level-- coloring with independence, creativity, and your own unique voice.
We're taking Push & Pull to a whole new level!
Amy teaches her unique Push & Pull technique in all her classes, even introductory and beginner levels. It's a standard part of her process, even in her own professional work.
Introduction to the concept of Visual Planes and how this little bit of geometry can simplify the way you approach complex coloring projects.
We deep dive on how to play texture detective, investigating how to use photographic clues to improve the realism and creativity in your future coloring projects.
Join Amy for an entertaining look at depth and distance in this complex project. You will love applying the plane concept to all your future projects!
Annabelle's Heart 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.
- Distress Ink Background
- Push & Pull
- Introduction to using visual planes
- 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)
- Tim Holtz Distress Ink (*classic only) - Weathered Wood, Shabby Shutters
- Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous “Flourish” Stencil
- Life Changing Blending Brushes (2.0", 1.5" and 1.0")
- Lawn Fawn stamp shammy
- 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)
We recommend this workshop as a prequel to Annabelle's Heart:
(this class is a beginner challenge skills class)
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We recommend this workshop as a companion classes to Annabelle's Heart:
(this class is an advance skilled class)
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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.
"Thanks, Amy, for such a wonderful class. Always learning something new."
"What an awesome class!!"
"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!"