Learn to color with depth, dimension, and realism. You can use tried and true artist techniques to improve your coloring. | VanillaArts.com

Realistic coloring. realistic advice.

Tired of banging your head against the wall when the latest free tutorial or marker recipe doesn't turn out the way it looks online?

Looking for something beyond blend, blend, blend?

Frustrated because everything you color looks flat?

Realism isn't difficult... but it is downright impossible if you stick to crafty coloring shortcuts and standard blending techniques.

Real life is full of texture, pattern, contrast, and desaturation. Life is so much more than light-medium-dark blending combinations.

Let's add some life to your coloring!

You can do this!

I want to...

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Small changes can make for big improvements!

As I warn you at the start of every One Tiny Thing article, there are no magic potions or tutorials written by sassy blue genies which will turn you into Rembrandt.

But there are some very real and effective steps which you can take today to immediately improve the look of your coloring.

They aren’t silver bullets but they're the next best thing...

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Here's the May FREE Digi Club image, "Chameleon".

Get your copy of the digital stamp + the recipe guide used here.

 

"Chameleon" offer expires on June 2, 2017. But don't worry, I launch a new free digi the same exact day!

Subscribe to receive a free coloring image every month, perfect for Copic Markers, colored pencils, and watercolor. | VanillaArts.com

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"Flutterby" is a beginner level class using Copic Marker and colored pencils.

Learn Amy's unique Push & Pull technique to layer objects for amazing depth. It's a simple method which you can apply to almost everything you color, for the rest of your life!