Annabelle's Heart

Visual Planes

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.

Techniques used:

  • Distress Ink Background
  • Flicking
  • Push & Pull
  • Underpainting
  • Introduction to using visual planes
  • Overpainting with colored pencils.


Course Includes:

  • 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

WARNING:


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.

 

PLEASE NOTE:

The digi stamp is a separate purchase from PowerPoppy.com and is not included in the class materials.

Follow Your Heart is the digital stamp used for this class.

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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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.


"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!"

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?
Anytime access! You have unlimited access to the content - across any and all devices you own.
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.