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Blue Reflection

Intermediate Challenge Marker Painting - Reflection & Point of View

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

Marker Painting Workshops Live breaks the production barrier, giving you a real look into the real time artistic process.

 

Join Amy for a lesson that shows you some simple tools plus a few experiments which will help you understand the space behind your stamp images better.

You've found the perfect stamp but you're afraid to mess it up with a background, so you smush in some color and call it finished. Sometimes you might try to draw a horizon line, but let's face it, you really don't know what you're doing, right? Stop stressing over backgrounds!

We'll explore point of view and when a horizon is appropriate for any stamp you color.

Blue Reflection is an Intermediate Challenge coloring demonstration.


We welcome colorers of many levels into this class, however, basic techniques are not covered. Intermediate classes assume you’ve mastered basic techniques and now you’re ready for more independent work and artistic skills. Intermediate challenge classes inspire you to become more independent in your coloring, we also like to throw a few challenges at you to prepare for our advanced classes.


Skill Level: Intermediate Challenge

Techniques used:

  • Flicking
  • Push & Pull
  • Underpainting
  • Water reflections
  • Technical pen detail
  • Detail work with colored pencils


Course Includes:

  • Over 3 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

 
 

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. Take a Deep Breath is the digital stamp used for this class.

  • High-quality Copic-friendly marker cardstock (X-Press It Blending Card or Cryogen Curious Metallic White 89lb are highly recommended)
  • Copic Markers
  • Technical pens - Triplus Fineliners (0.3)
  • 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 these Workshops as companion classes to Blue Reflection:




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.


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"I really enjoyed this! Thanks so much Amy for a wonderful lesson. I know there are areas of improvement, but I feel like there is always room for that. This was a great way to spend my Saturday."

~Helen S.

"This is a beautiful project."

~Donna L.

"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?
Lifetime access! You have unlimited access to the content for as long as you like - 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.

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