Work in Progress: If you can Copic, you can watercolor!

Tulips- teaching marker colorers to watercolor | VanillaArts.com

A little something different today... a painting in progress.

I'm teaching an introductory watercolor class to my Copic coloring students. I've long maintained that I teach marker classes using watercolor techniques. Now 15 of us are painting a new botanical image every month!

Here's the April 2016 project in progress...

First stage of watercoloring "Tulips" | VanillaArts.com

Every painting starts with a Vanilla Arts Co digital stamp which they transfer to a watercolor block.

Basecoats of the recessed pink areas and first two coats of green leaves come first.

Stage 2 of "Tulips" a watercolor lesson for Copic students | VanillaArts.com

Opera Pink and Quinacridone Rose top petals next, plus a basecoat on the butterfly.

From this point onward, it's all detail work.

Here's the finished project:

Finished "Tulips" project, watercolor lessons for Copic colorers | VanillaArts.com

Ta-dah!

I can't wait to get my students started on this one!

(And yes ladies, that means the final supply list will be out soon... I hope it was worth the delay!)

And psssttt... hey, students...

Are you following me on Instagram?

This was the first of many projects where I'll Instagram my progress. Watch your class samples develop as I post sneak peeks!

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