Create dimensional petals for complex flowers using underpainting and photo references.
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.
If you're interested in maximizing the realism in your coloring, this class serves as an excellent introduction to photorealism. The concepts used here can be practiced and perfected into extremely realistic coloring.
Peach Rose is an advanced level coloring demonstration.
It requires confident Copic and colored pencil skills. Basic blending techniques are not covered in this class.
Skill Level: Advanced
About Demonstration Style Classes:
This is a demo rather than a formal class. It was filmed live and unscripted here at Teachable.
This is a different style of presentation than our normal Marker Painting Workshops. Amy speaks live and off-the-cuff, so this class is more conversational and extremely casual.
This is an authentic look into the way one artist works. Real time coloring is very different from edited step-by-step videos. You will see Amy stop to think, the speed she colors, and she even makes mistakes. There is a lot to learn from this realistic peek into her process and Amy does an excellent job explaining her thoughts and fears as she works.
Live attendees are able to ask questions during the broadcast and these questions often lead to interesting sidebar topics and personal observations. Be prepared for the conversation to wander a bit. We do keep the discussion focused on art, coloring, supplies, techniques, and related Vanilla topics.
Sorry, the live Q&A option is not available to those watching the recorded version.
- Push & Pull
- Using photo references
- Color runs
- Detail work with colored pencils
- Almost 4 hours of video demonstration with frequent Q&A timeouts. Work at your own pace.
- Digital stamp in three handy formats (PNG, JPG, or quick print PDF)
- Recipe guide
- Printable photo reference, underpainting guide, detailed color map, and full color sample
Required Supplies: printable supply list included in class package
- High-quality Copic-friendly marker cardstock (X-Press It Blending Card or Cryogen Curious Metallic White 89lb are 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
- Drafting tape.
- 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.
StartDemo 1: Introduction (18:45)
StartDemo 2: Q&A and Copic Background (20:09)
StartDemo 3: Copic Background cont'd (18:29)
StartDemo 4: Q&A and Copic Stems & Leaves (17:46)
StartDemo 5: Copic Rosebuds, Discussion and Q&A (20:55)
StartDemo 6: Copic Rose Bloom (20:03)
StartDemo 7: Copic Rose Bloom (18:32)
StartDemo 8: Copic Rose Bloom and Q&A Discussion (18:51)
StartDemo 9: Colored Pencil for Background and Stems & Leaves (16:57)
StartDemo 10: Colored Pencil for Rose Bloom (19:39)
StartDemo 11: Colored Pencil for Rose Bloom (18:25)
StartDemo 12: Colored Pencil for Rose Bloom & Final Q&A Discussion (19:33)
Cherie G did an amazing job!
Elizabeth B created a beautiful Peace Rose.
Jody S experimented with background colors.