Intermediate Artistic Coloring Community
You've got all these markers and colored pencils but you're feeling a little lost...
Everyone said "learn how to blend", so you did.
Then everyone said "color digi stamps or coloring pages", so you did that too.
You've been watching YouTube videos and reading tutorials out the wazoo. You've even taken a few coloring classes. It just never feels like enough information to color the way you want to color.
It's not like you intend to be a great artist making art for museums...
You just want to color better than you're coloring right now.
I hear ya. Coloring should be fun. And it's hard to have fun when you're frustrated.
Join Amy Shulke, professional illustrator and art instructor in a new casual coloring community.
Every month, we'll color something new.
The projects are fun but they'll also make you think a little deeper about the coloring process.
Because good coloring happens between your ears, it's not about your hands.
Improve your coloring by improving how you think about color.
Copic Markers. Prismacolor Colored Pencils. Minimal Supply lists. Maximum Impact.
It's not about techniques.
All the techniques in the world can't create depth, dimension, or realism.
Techniques are how to apply the ink or pigment-- swishing, flicking, dotting, smushing, scumbling, etc.
Techniques don't teach you where to put the color. Techniques also don't explain why to put it there.
That's the part you're missing.
Month by month, we'll figure it out. But first, it's gotta be fun.
Color Wonk is an intermediate level artistic coloring community
A community of learners, a family of support.
I teach plenty of classes where we grit our teeth as we drill down on specific concepts and hone our skills with serious determination. And that's great if you like havin' the whip cracked.
But that's not Color Wonk.
Color Wonks play it zen. Zero pressure. Zilch in the intimidation department.
We're learning and we're growing but we're not dyin' to do it all today.
Casual coloring with a purpose.
Your Monthly Subscription Includes
- New skills challenge every month
- Original Vanilla Arts digital stamp
- Beautiful full color guidebook featuring:
- Detailed step by step instructions and process photos
- Full supply list
- Photo reference(s)
- Reference exploration
- Digital color swatches
- Full color final project pics
- Underpainting guide
- Color map
- Value guide
- Monthly livestream-- Amy demonstrates the entire coloring process and takes your questions
- Archive access-- livestream recordings are available for 6 months after the stream date
- Exclusive community forum access for discussion, assistance, and feedback
WARNING: COLOR WONK IS NOT A FOREVER ACCESS CLASS
Color Wonk is membership access to a ROTATING SELECTION of coloring lessons.
All lessons are available for ONE MONTH and are then retired to make room for the next lesson. It is your responsibility to download all lesson materials before the expiration date.
YOU ARE NOT PURCHASING LIFETIME ACCESS TO THE LESSONS
We recommend The Blend as a prequel to Color Wonk
The Blend is encouraged but not required.
Beginner marker blending and basic underpainting techniques WILL NOT be taught in Color Wonk.
All members of Color Wonk will need intermediate level skills to successfully complete Color Wonk projects. The Blend teaches everything you need to know before joining.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
StartNext Lessons: March 1 and April 1
StartFebruary 2024: Heart Doughnut
StartDigital Stamps: Heart Doughnut
StartShopping List: Heart Doughnut
StartPhoto Reference: Heart Doughnut
StartPrintable Guide Book: Heart Doughnut
StartAmy's Finished Version: Heart Doughnut
StartWARNING!!! Downloads have expiration dates.
"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!"