Explore Fantastical Realism
Live Broadcast: August 29, 2020 at 11:00 am EDT
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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.
Realism that doesn't look real?
The internet has been an amazing asset for artists and art students. Never before have we had so much art at our fingertips; not just beautiful artwork to look at but also lessons, tutorials, and classes. But there's a price-- everything gets filtered through the lens of social media which skews your search results in favor of what's trendy.
Right now, Instagram heavily favors photo-realism, so it's no wonder when you search for "realistic art classes" you'll be served advanced level lessons on how to make your art look more photographic.
Pssttt... there are other kinds of realism out there!
Join Amy for an entertaining look at her favorite genre: Fantastical Realism.
You can color with depth & dimension while still adding delicious bits of personality and flare. Learn to make artistic color choices which enhance the beauty and vibrancy of your coloring without handcuffing yourself to slavish dependence on photo-duplication methods.
This is a joyful process and it's very accessible to coloring students.
Citrus Punch 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
- Push & Pull
- Complementary underpainting
- Using photo references
- Detail work 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 sampl
Required Supplies: complete printable supply list included in class package
- High-quality Copic friendly marker cardstock (Cryogen Curious Metallic White is 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).
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!"