Hard & Soft Reflections
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.
Most colorers think of metals and metallics as a coloring technique.
This leads to very stylized rather than photorealistic metal objects.
Stop limiting yourself with a step by step approach to metals.
Amy helps you explore the world of high shine objects pointing out the important landmarks and characteristics that will make your metal objects amazingly real.
Sleigh Bell addresses edges and contrast as well as environment, reflection, and refraction-- helping you to color any shiny object, not just Christmas bells.
Sleigh Bell is an advance coloring demonstration.
We welcome colorers of many levels into this class, however, basic techniques are not covered. Advanced classes assume you’ve mastered basic techniques and now you’re ready for more independent work and artistic skills. Advanced classes inspire you to become more independent in your coloring, we also like to throw a few challenges at you to prepare for independent coloring.
Skill Level: Advanced
- Push & Pull
- Shiny metal
- High shine objects
- Hard and soft reflections
- 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 (Cryogen Curious Metallic is recommended for this project)
- Copic Markers
- Artist quality colored pencils (Derwent Lightfast used for this project - Prismacolor pencil substitutions provided when available)
- 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.
StartDemo 1: Introduction & Lesson Discussion (18:31)
StartDemo 2: Lesson Materials Review & Copic Cranberries (19:28)
StartDemo 3: Copic for Cranberries & Rawhyde (Light) (19:13)
StartDemo 4: Copic for Rawhyde (dark) & Sleigh Bell (20:06)
StartDemo 5: Discussion Regarding Nib Replacement & Marker Refill (22:42)
StartDemo 6: Copic for Sleigh Bell (19:30)
StartDemo 7: Copic for Evergreen (19:06)
StartDemo 8: Colored Pencil Detail for Shadow (19:45)
StartDemo 9: Colored Pencil Details for Cranberries (16:11)
StartDemo 10: Colored Pencil Detail for Rawhyde and Evergreen (17:08)
StartDemo 11: Colored Pencil Detail for Sleigh Bell (19:50)
StartDemo 12: Posca Paint Pen Detail for Sleigh Bell and Q&A (23:23)
"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!"