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.

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"Daffodils" a Power Poppy stamp. Lesson on coloring clean yellows with dimension. | VanillaArts.com

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Join Amy Shulke of Vanilla Arts Company for novice and beginner level Copic coloring lessons at the Papercrafting Roadshow. September 23rd, 2017. Grand Rapids, Michigan. | VanillaArts.com
 

Vanilla hits the road!

I'll be teaching novice and beginner level classes throughout the day at this year's Papercrafting Roadshow in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

September 23, 2017

The novice class is perfect for those who have no coloring experience. The beginner challenge class is aimed at those who have a bit of marker experience (but you don't have to be a pro!) Best of all:

I provide the markers!

Class fee includes the use of a marker & pencil kit. Everything you need to complete the entire project will be waiting at your table!

  • No running around trying to purchase the right Copic colors
  • No need to carry a big supply kit around the show all day
  • No investing in a bunch of markers just to try them

RSVP to guarantee your seat, drop-ins welcome as space allows.

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Colored Pencil Plus is here!

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Colored Pencil Plus is a new approach to adult coloring.

Actually, it's not all that revolutionary.

Learn to use your colored pencils the way an artist would- with style, originality, and amazing depth & dimension. Colored Pencil Plus is a drastic change from adult coloring tutorials which lock you into...

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a final burst of summer-

Here's the September FREE Digi Club image, "Calendula"

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

"Calendula" offer expires on October 6th, 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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"Colored Pencil Plus" is a beginner level class is a new approach to adult coloring.

Learn to use your colored pencils the way an artist would- with style, originality, and amazing depth & dimension. Colored Pencil Plus 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 colored pencils.

You can learn to color like an artist!

"Red Striped Rose" the week 12 project from Colored Pencil Plus