Colored Pencil Plus: 12 Weeks from Beginner to Wow!

 
Colored Pencil Plus- 12 week online colored pencil course takes you from beginner to WOW! Learn artistic techniques with solvent-free methods. Begin a lifetime of artistic expression. | ColoredPencilPlus.com
 

Looking to add depth and artistry to your coloring?

Colored Pencil Plus is a new approach to adult coloring.

Actually, it's not all that revolutionary.

Colored Pencil Plus- 12 week online colored pencil course takes you from beginner to WOW! Learn artistic techniques with solvent-free methods. Begin a lifetime of artistic expression. | ColoredPencilPlus.com

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!

Open Enrollment begins today!

And when you enroll, the first segment opens for you. Get started on your first project immediately.

The private discussion group is also open for lots of pre-class chatter.

Lesson feed starts Tuesday, September 26 and runs through December.

That's TWELVE weeks

SIXTEEN original digital stamps

And a ton of tips, techniques, and insider tricks to improve your coloring instincts!

Join anytime. Forever access. Work at your own pace.

Colored Pencil Plus- 12 week online colored pencil course takes you from beginner to WOW! Learn artistic techniques with solvent-free methods. Begin a lifetime of artistic expression. | ColoredPencilPlus.com

more than monkey-see, monkey-do coloring!

The goal is to help you understand your pencils from the basics up-- setting the foundation for a lifetime of creative self expression.

  • What supplies to purchase- what you really need, what's just fluffy extra stuff, and how to choose from the many brands available
  • How to hold your pencils- how to position your hand, arm, and body to make the most efficient and artistic strokes
  • How to begin your projects- eliminate the guesswork and the habit of recklessly charging in without a plan
  • How to fix a mistake- and how to move on if you can't fix the flaw
  • What order to apply colors- finding the method that's right for your brain
  • How to blend- and when not to blend
  • How to shape and layer objects- understanding dimension and space rather than worrying about lighting conditions
Colored Pencil Plus- 12 week online colored pencil course takes you from beginner to WOW! Learn artistic techniques with solvent-free methods. Begin a lifetime of artistic expression. | ColoredPencilPlus.com

Beginners welcome!

We start at the very beginning and by week #6, you'll be ready to add artistic touches and your own original voice to your projects.

Intermediate to advanced students will enjoy brushing up on their skills and learning a few new tricks. And because this course is 100% solvent free, you'll gain a new appreciation of color theory and layering. No more crutches, learn to let your colored pencils sing!

This course is ideal for:

  • beginners who are frustrated with their lack of growth using tutorials and "how to color a ______" videos
  • self taught colorers who feel as if they've missed the big secret to amazing coloring
  • unconfident colorers who still encounter problems with blending, shading, or developing convincing depth
  • frustrated colorers who struggle when coloring unfamiliar stamps
  • habitual colorers, stuck in a rut where every project looks the same
  • dreaming colorers who want to push beyond craft level coloring into creative and artistic self-expression

Early bird discount!

Colored Pencil Plus- 12 week online colored pencil course takes you from beginner to WOW! Learn artistic techniques with solvent-free methods. Begin a lifetime of artistic expression. | ColoredPencilPlus.com

Colored Pencil Plus is $350 for the full 12 week course.

That's $15 per lesson.

Easy pay in three monthly installments if you wish.

Sign up before midnight EST on September 30th to save!

for $50 off the one time payment,  click here.

For $15 off each monthly payment,  click here.

Join me for Colored Pencil Plus!

You're going to love your new outlook on color!

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Free Digi Club: "Calendula" - FREE digital stamp for Copic, colored pencil, or watercolor

 
Get your FREE copy of the "Calendula" digital stamp in August 2017. Join the Free Digi Club for a new stamp every month! | VanillaArts.com
 

The last vestiges of summer color

"Calendula" is my latest Copic coloring image; it's completely free to Free Digi Club subscribers from now until October 2017.

No strings, no spam. It's simply a free image for you to color.

Subscribers to the FDC receive one free image every month, delivered right to your email inbox.

Get your FREE copy of the "Calendula" digital stamp in August 2017. Join the Free Digi Club for a new stamp every month! | VanillaArts.com

My digital stamps are ideal for Copic marker coloring but they also work great with colored pencil and even watercolor. My stamps are full of wide open spaces to blend and celebrate pretty color. There are no distracting texture marks to get in the way of your creativity!

That's what the "Vanilla" in Vanilla Arts Co. is all about. I give you the vanilla base, you add the hot fudge, the sprinkles, the whipped cream, the Copic ink, and lots of leaves!

A new floral for botanical fans!

I love drawing a variety of subjects but I've noticed that my flowers always get more attention and feedback.

I aim to please, so I'll be doing florals more regularly.

Here's a sample of what's blooming in my garden now, lovely and leggy calendulas!

 

Watch me color Calendula:

"Hollyhocks" a digital stamp by Amy Shulke of VanillaArts.com. Practice your floral technique using Copic marker, colored pencils, and maybe a dash of point.  | VanillaArts.com

More florals available!

If you enjoy coloring Calendula, be sure to check out my other floral stamps.

Because they're digital stamps, you can adjust the size to anything from cards to framable art.

Don't let the size fool you, the watercolor floral stamps in my shop can be easily downsized for Copics!

 

Want the full Calendula lesson?

"Calendula", an introduction to coloring tender yellows with realism and depth. | VanillaArts.com

Join the Marker Painting Basics class!

Marker Painting Basics lessons are perfect for beginners or self-taught intermediate level marker artists who feel like they've missed out on some of the key elements of coloring.

Calendula is almost 2 hours of video based instruction which includes interesting sidebar discussions on how to shade delicate yellow markers with depth and realism.

You won't believe the artistry and dimension you'll get from Amy's technique which avoids turning your yellow objects orange or making mud in the shady spots!

"Calendula", an introduction to coloring tender yellows with realism and depth. | VanillaArts.com

The best thing about Marker Painting Basics classes is that they're NON SEQUENTIAL!

You don't need three months of experience to understand the concepts and techniques in every lesson.

Each monthly lesson stands on it's own as an independent learning experience.

You can join the class at any time without feeling lost. You can drop out when life gets hectic and rejoin when you're ready and you won't be behind. Every lesson is new to everyone, every month!

Happy coloring!

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Final Call: Point Betsie- a free digital stamp for Copic Markers, colored pencils, or watercolor

 
Final Call for "Point Betsie"- a FREE digital stamp that's perfect for Copic Marker, colored pencils, even watercolor! Get your downloadable copy at VanillaArts.com
 

Final call for this FREE Digi Club image!

Point Betsie ends September 1st, 2017.

If you're a member of the Free Digi Club, make sure you have downloaded everything on the access page including the digital stamps (in three convenient formats) and the handy-dandy recipe guide used in my speed coloring video here:

If you're not a member, don't panic! You still have few days to score your copy.

Want more?

Take the Point Betsie class!

The Marker Painting Basics coloring class using Point Betsie is still active for another 30 days.

Final Call for "Point Betsie"- a FREE digital stamp that's perfect for Copic Marker, colored pencils, even watercolor! Get your downloadable copy at VanillaArts.com

Every Free Digi Club stamp has a 1-2 hour online class built around it (click here). A new Marker Painting Basics class begins every month:

Point Betsie is a fun coloring lesson, perfect for beginners who have some blending skills but with challenge elements for intermediate to advanced colorers.

Learn Amy's five tips for coloring dimensional, vibrant, and realistic landscapes.

All Marker Painting Basics classes are available for 60 days, a new class launches each month. This means you'll always have access to TWO different classes.

Final Call for "Point Betsie"- a FREE digital stamp that's perfect for Copic Marker, colored pencils, even watercolor! Get your downloadable copy at VanillaArts.com

 

Classes active right now:

Scarlet Geranium is still active through Sept 1. It will be replaced by a brand new class which runs through September 1st, 2017.

Point Betsie runs through October 6th, 2017

(All classes include the digital stamp)

JOIN MARKER PAINTING BASICS HERE

Don't forget to join the Free Digi Club and download the Point Betsie stamp

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I'd hate for you to miss the free fun!

 

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