Peach Rose

Create dimensional petals for complex flowers using underpainting and photo references

This class originally ran as a Livestream in May 2020. It was filmed live and unscripted.

This is a different style of presentation than the normal Marker Painting Workshops. Amy speaks live and off-the-cuff, so this is a more conversational and less formal feeling class. Includes an introduction video with the opening of the class and a student Q&A session at the close.

Then in a series of demonstration videos, students will practice coloring the Peach Rose image. Instruction includes all elements, the cast shadowing, underpainting base markering, and pencil details. Almost 4 hours of demonstration video.

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.

 

Are you ready for a floral challenge?

In previous classes, Amy has showed you how to color flower petals using her Push & Pull method and we've talked about using logic to develop shade.

Peach Rose puts those skills to the test as we learn to read a photo reference-- finding the pushes, pulls, and idiosyncrasies of real life flowers.

Watch as Amy battles logic versus what she sees in the photo reference to develop realistic depth and dimension.


An excellent introduction to photorealism. The concepts used here can be practiced and perfected into extremely realistic coloring.

Peach Rose is an advance level demonstration


We welcome colorers of many levels at Vanilla Arts, but basic marker painting techniques are not covered in this class.

Advanced classes assume you’ve mastered basic techniques and are ready for independent work using artistic skills. Read more about Vanilla skill levels here.


Skill Level: Advanced

We do not recommend this course for first time Vanilla students.

Techniques Used:

  • Flicking
  • Push & Pull
  • Underpainting
  • Using photo references
  • Color runs
  • Pointillism
  • Overpainting with colored pencils.


Course Includes:

  • Almost 4 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

WARNING:


Basic computer skills are required to access class materials.

If you struggle with websites, video players, downloads, printing digital files, and communicating in discussion forums, this course may not be right for you.

We recommend that you try our FREE More Than Luck course to get a feel for how our site works and the type of computer skills you'll need to make the most of your learning experience here.

 

Required Supplies: 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 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 prequels to Peach Rose:

These Workshops are not required but the skills covered there will help you succeed with Peach Rose.


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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.


Cherie G did an amazing job!

Elizabeth B created a beautiful Peace Rose.

Jody S experimented with background colors.

Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start? Do I have to wait for segments to open?
The class starts when you're ready! 100% of the course will open to you immediately after purchasing. Work at your own pace.
How long do I have access to the course?
Anytime access! You have unlimited access to the content - across any and all devices you own.
Is the digital stamp included or do I have to purchase it elsewhere?
The digital stamp is included in the class materials. No additional purchase necessary.
What if I'm missing markers or supplies from the required list?
I'm liberal about supply substitutions BUT please understand that not all markers and pencils behave the same way, even if the colors are similar. Every substitution changes the look of your finished project. 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]
Can 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. Sorry, but 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?
If you are not satisfied with your purchase, contact me within the first 30 days for a full refund. [email protected]