Setting a Mood
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.
Everyone dreams of coloring in a way that evokes passion and triggers memories... isn’t that what art is all about?
But then you wimp-out and color projects the same way you always do, copying the teacher or copying another nifty project you found on a blog somewhere. Let’s face it, we all want to color with style but it’s so much easier and safer to copy someone else’s.
Let’s put an end to coloring the same old projects in the same old way. Join Amy for an exploration of what it takes to assemble your thoughts and inspiration into a unique project that actually tells a story.
We’ll cover a bit of color theory and touch on basic concepts of perspective for coloring buildings and architecture, but the main goal is to give you the tools and a roadmap to coloring with style and originality.
Nevermore Manor 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
- Color Theory
- 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 sample
Required Supplies: complete printable supply list included in class package
- High-quality Copic friendly marker cardstock (Bazzill Cardstock in Candy Buttons is what is used for this project)
- Copic Markers
- Artist quality colored pencils (Prismacolor Premier recommended)
- Glassine paper
- 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!"