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!

Latest Video:

This one’s all about color, color palettes…

… and why you look like an awesome coloring genius in class but the projects at home kinda fizzle and fall flat.

Latest Livestream:

Good girls and boys color in the lines.

Good girls and boys hold their markers just so.

Good girls and boys blend their Copics smoothly.

Zzzzzzzzz. Oh, I’m sorry, I fell asleep there.

WAKE UP! This is art! Let’s break every rule in the book and see what happens.

Join Amy for an experimental lesson that will challenge all of your Copic coloring assumptions.

Friday, June 14th at 11am EDT

Replay available for those who can't attend or want to watch it again!

Vanilla Livestream is recommended for intermediate to advanced colorers. Basic techniques are not covered.

"Strawberry Trio" the week 12 project in Marker Painting Foundations

From beginner to wow!

Marker Painting Foundations is a beginner level class and a new approach to adult coloring.

Learn to use your Copic Markers the way artists use paint- with style, originality, and amazing depth & dimension. MPF is a drastic change from adult coloring tutorials which lock you into using specific recipes and follow-the-leader style demonstrations.

No more copy-catting!

You can color independently with confidence. You can get realism and artistic flair from your Copics

You can learn to paint with markers!


New Workshop Class:

Forever Access!

Marker Painting Workshops provide challenges for colorers who want to do more than blend!

"Jellybeans" is a nearly 4 hours of class video, teaching you to expertly use Copic markers and colored pencils to add incredible realism by changing how your brain interprets the shape of objects in the real world.

  • Technique Deep Dive video teaches how to read the roadmap or an object’s form

  • extended cut demonstration videos with instructional commentary

  • helpful lesson aids including photo references and color guides

  • technique instructional handouts

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