Rosie Gets the Blues
Beginner Challenger Marker Painting - Complementary Underpainting
Join Amy Shulke, a professional illustrator and marker enthusiast for a live coloring demonstration. Real coloring in real time.
Are you ready for realistic coloring?
Online video classes are not real, at least not real in the way you assume.
The projects are planned months in advance. The lessons are tested and simplified. The demonstration is rehearsed. The footage is shot multiple times and edited for clarity. The script is….well, it’s a script!
Everything about an online art class is designed to make the project look easy and amazing.
But that's not how real art works
Vanilla Livestream breaks the production barrier, giving you a real look into the real time artistic process.
Ready for a brain bender?
Join Amy for an entertaining lesson on complementary shading for realism.
We’ll explore the color wheel and how to harness the power of opposites to create realistic color that is more authentic and yet also more artistic than traditional marker technique teaches.
If you want that missing depth and dimension, you’ve got to make some mud! Dirty, muddy, and weirdly grayed colors are a natural part of life. The color of real shade is not one marker darker.
Rosie Gets the Blues is an Intermediate coloring demonstration.
We welcome colorers of many levels into this class. This class assumes you’ve mastered basic techniques and now you’re ready for more independent work and artistic skills. We don’t cover basic blending technique in these classes.
Skill Level: Intermediate
- Push & Pull
- Complementary underpainting
- 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.
- 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
Please note: Q&A session was for students who attended the live session
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
- Erasers - black and white polymer, white sticky tack, Tombow Mono Zero (round)
We recommend this Workshop as a prequel to Rosie Gets the Blues:
(These Workshops are not required but the skills covered there will help you succeed with Rosie Gets the Blues)
We recommend this Workshop as a companion class to Rosie Gets the Blues:
(This Workshop is not required but the skills covered in Rosie Gets the Blues can also be used for Verdant Spring)
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.
"Another great lesson by Amy"
"Learned something new. There is blue-green under those red petals, and even under the peach ones! Old dog, new trick! Thank you"
"Finished Rosie Gets the Blues. This was a very enjoyable class. Thanks, Amy Shulke!!!!"