Learn to use grisaille underpainting to maximize realism
Join Amy Shulke, a professional illustrator and marker enthusiast for a sweet treat- 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, and depth. This provides students with the necessary knowledge to color any stamp image in their collection and every stamp they might purchase in the future.
Doughnut Stack requires confident Copic and colored pencil skills.
Skill Level: intermediate and advanced challenge
In an 11 minute Technique Deep Dive lesson, Amy shows you why underpainting provides the basis for realistic coloring with accuracy.
Then in a six part series of fully narrated coloring demonstration videos, students will practice coloring the Doughnut Stack image. Instruction includes the full underpainting, cast shadow, frosting, cakey doughnut texture, and sprinkles, plus Amy's secrets to translucent glaze using two unique products. 2 hours of total demonstration time.
- Full underpainting
- Push & Pull
- Wax resist for gouache
- Detail work with technical pens and pencils
- 11 minute Technique Deep Dive video- a closer look at how underpainting works
- 25 minutes of video- Doughnut Stack underpainting process
- 65 minutes of video- color along style instructional video using Copic markers
- 40 minute video- color along style instructional video using artist grade colored pencils, and technical pens
- Doughnut Stack digital stamp in three handy formats (PNG, JPG, or quick print PDF)
- recipe guide
- printable full color sample, underpainting guide, detailed color map, and photo reference
Required Supplies: printable supply list included in class package
- high-quality Copic friendly marker cardstock (X-Press It Blending Card recommended)
- Copic Markers- 0, B60, BV20, BV23, E41, E43, E47, E49, E99, R20, R22, R27, R29, YR24, YR31
- Staedtler Triplus Pen in Red plus assorted colors for sprinkles
- artist quality colored pencils (Prismacolor Premier recommended)- 926 Carmine Red, 931 Dark Purple, 936 Slate Grey, 938 White, 996 Black Grape, 1026 Greyed Lavender, 1076 French Grey 90%
- Derwent Drawing Pencil in Chinese White 7200
- Sharpie Poster Paint Pen, White- water-based formula, extra fine point (make sure it's "extra fine" rather than "fine")
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!"
"I warn people when they sign up for your classes-- it's not just Copic, it's sooooooooo much more."
"Thank you, Amy for your generous nature. There are many gifted people in the world but you share your gifts so freely. Your classes are wonderful and I sincerely hope that the new online project allows more and more students to fall in love with your classes."