An Advanced Independent Study in Realism
WARNING: THIS IS NOT A CLASS
Tarnished Silver is an ADVANCED INDEPENDENT STUDY
Independent Studies are for advanced colorers who are comfortable working without step-by-step instruction. At the independent level, we're working on developing your artistic instincts and intuition.
You must know how to blend and underpaint before purchasing this course.
Students will be asked to select their own colors and blending combinations (hints provided). The guidebook provides a summary of the coloring process, tips, and extensive WIP photos but there are no "copy what I do" videos to work from. Amy demonstrate several sections of the project via video but there are many parts of the project not covered. Truly advanced students are capable of intuiting a process and experimenting to create the look they want.
If you can not work on your own, please do not purchase this advanced independent study.
Join Amy Shulke, professional illustrator and art instructor in an education format designed to get you coloring with independence and creativity.
Move from simply coloring-along to creating unique and original art.
Use your medium of choice: marker, pencil, watercolor, pastel, charcoal, etc. Add your own ideas, style, and creative flair.
Are you taking coloring classes but expecting art school results?
You’re comfortable receiving the class image plus a detailed supply list. Then you follow the leader, mimicking the instructor, step by step from start to finish.
But everyone ends up with the same ho-hum instructor-approved project.
You feel good about what you’ve done, but it's a bummer that it looks exactly like everyone else's project.
Psst, art school doesn’t work this way. Art school gives you open-ended challenges and asks you to invent your own solution with your own materials, your own colors, and your own ideas.
Tutorials, watch-me demonstrations, and practice exercises can not transform you into an artist.
Art is made independently. Art is made originally. Art reflects something unique inside you. You can't make art following step-by-steps with 200 other people.
You need gentle guidance to support your transition from coloring to independence.
Tarnished Silver is an advanced independent study
What's a study? In college and post graduate art programs across the world, students are given an assignment and just enough guidance to start the project. This allows students to develop a unique art project, personal style, and most importantly, the ability to plan a project and troubleshoot when issues arise.
If someone is always holding your hand and showing you what to do, you'll never become a true artist.
Move beyond standard coloring classes to self-determined projects in your medium of choice.
Challenge yourself to move beyond copy-cat projects towards creative freedom.
Amy gives you a complete project with lots of hints and encouragement on how to make it to the finish line. In the beginning, you can rely heavily on the videos and guidebook but we encourage you to peek less with every project.
Become the artist you were born to be, rather than a professional student.
Your Purchase Includes
- Original Vanilla Arts digital stamp
- 29 page full color guidebook with over 60 steps plus hints and tips. Book includes printable photo reference, detailed color map, value study, and a high resolution look at Amy's finished sample
- Recorded demo-- a full demonstration of the most complicated spoon (livestream recording)
- 2 Sneak Peek videos-- real time coloring of the dark knife and rainbow spoon, both Copic and colored pencil processes
- FOREVER ACCESS
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
"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!"