Art of Coloring: Advanced Copic Marker & Colored Pencil class, "Ink & Hydrangea"

 
Learn to shift color temperatures with Copic Markers to maximize depth. | VanillaArts.com
 

You can shift the temperature of a color?

Absolutely!

Contrary to everything you read on crafty coloring blogs, depth does not come from shading with darker markers.

Darker markers are darker, that's it.

I know you're not used to hearing this but it's true. Making something darker doesn't do a darned thing to sculpt its shape or to create the illusion of distance.

Learn to shift color temperatures with Copic Markers to maximize depth. | VanillaArts.com

Ink & Hydrangea, one of my most popular video classes is going live!

It's big and detailed, so we'll spend two full class periods coloring it. That's March and April.

Most colorers are aware that colors are often referred to as warm or cool but never move beyond this vague awareness. Controlling the temperature of your colors is actually a vital skill that's essential to developing greater depth and realism in your projects. Learn how to shift your colors and what effect that has on your object.

Learn to shift color temperatures with Copic Markers to maximize depth. | VanillaArts.com

Pen & Ink:

wednesday, March 15 from 1 to 3:30pm

thursday, March 16 from 6 to 8:30pm

 

Hydrangea:

wednesday, April 19 from 1 to 3:30pm

thursday, April 20 from 6 to 8:30pm

 

Remember When Scrapbooking is in Macomb Township, Michigan. Seats are limited so call to RSVP 586.598.1810

Lesson: Shifting Color Temperatures

Image: "Ink & Hydrangea" by Vanilla Arts Co.

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Art of Coloring: Advanced Copic Marker & Colored Pencil Lessons, "Winter Trees"

 
 

painting techniques with copic markers?

Yep!

Negative painting is a trick that painters have used, almost since the days of cave painting. It's a great way to develop really complex images without killing yourself trying to keep track of all the layers.

Intermediate Copic Coloring Class- Learn to use negative painting techniques to simplify complex images with tons of depth. | VanillaArts.com

This month, we'll be using the technique to color "Winter Trees" 

And guess what?

It's not a stamp!

Every student will make their own unique forest. It's easier than you think!

I especially recommend this class for my watercolor students, we use this same technique for leaf veins and so this is a great chance to practice.

Based on a watercolor project by Linda Kemp, you'll love this lesson!

Intermediate Copic Coloring Class- Learn to use negative painting techniques to simplify complex images with tons of depth. | VanillaArts.com

Wednesday, Jan 18th from 1 to 3:30pm

Thursday, Jan 19th from 6 to 8:30pm

Remember When Scrapbooking in Macomb Township, Michigan. Seats are limited so call to RSVP

Lesson: Negative Painting

Image: "Winter Trees" by Vanilla Arts Co.*

Art of Coloring: Advanced Copic Marker and colored pencil lessons. "Fair Isle Stocking"

 
"Fair Isle Stocking" a Copic and colored pencil coloring lesson for intermediate + students. | VanillaArts.com
 

Texture, texture, texture...

Most crafters love the smooth blending effects that Copic Markers offer.

But life is full of texture. The first step to adding realism to your images is to admit that smooth blending is not appropriate for every single stamp image you color. Real life is full of lumpy, bumpy, and craggy surfaces.

"Fair Isle Stocking" a Copic and colored pencil coloring lesson for intermediate + students. | VanillaArts.com

Knit objects are one of those stamps that look so much better with texture. This month, we'll knit and purl with markers and colored pencils!

Join us for art based coloring lessons. You'll love the students and the challenge!

Wednesday, Dec 14th from 1 to 3:30pm

Thursday, Dec 15th from 6 to 8:30pm

Remember When Scrapbooking in Macomb Township, Michigan. Seats are limited so call to RSVP

Lesson: Knitting with Markers

Image: "Fair Isle Stocking" by Vanilla Arts Co.*

Art of Coloring: Advanced Copic Class- Food & Photo Realism

 
Art of Coloring- Intermediate level Copic Marker class. Learn to use photo references to add depth and realism. | VanillaArts.com
 

Food & Photo Realism

Food illustrations are pretty trendy on the internet now... maybe we're all looking for a little calorie free comfort food?

This time, we'll be studying our photo reference to color white frosting accurately. White isn't white, so we'll discuss my philosophy behind choosing colors for white food (as opposed to coloring non-food white items).

Join us for art based coloring lessons. You'll love the students and the challenge!

"Christmas Cake" an Intermediate/Advanced Copic coloring class by Amy Shulke. Art of Coloring lesson on Food & Photorealism. | VanillaArts.com

Wednesday, Nov 16th from 1 to 3:30pm

Thursday, Nov 17th from 6 to 8:30pm

Remember When Scrapbooking in Macomb Township, Michigan. Seats are limited so call to RSVP

Lesson: Food & Photo Realism

Image: "Christmas Cake" by Vanilla Arts Co.*

* Yes, I know it's a plum pudding, not a cake. But when Americans think "pudding" we think boxes of instant custard like stuff.