We're all guilty...
And you know you're doing it. You either press too hard with colored pencils or you don't press hard enough.
Heavy-handedness and light-handedness are both beginning colorer traits.
Someone told you to press hard for vibrancy!
Or someone told you to lighten up so that you can erase your mistakes!
Or that all the professionals are heavy/light handers.
Good colored pencil artists are not all heavy handed or light handed (depending upon who told you this). That's nonsense.
What good colored pencil artist are, is even handed.
Even-handedness is control.
you will always color like a beginner
Until you learn control.
Until you can judge how heavy or light to color in each situation.
Until you can keep a consistent pressure across entire areas for smooth looking results.
That's what we're working on in Week Two of Colored Pencil Plus!
CP+ is beginner level instruction
But it's not just for beginners.
If you're a beginner, that's great. Start at the very beginning and work your way towards intermediate or advanced level results.
And if you're already an intermediate, I help you double back and pick up the important things you missed. And help you make sense of all the things you do.
Colored Pencil Plus covers a lot.
It'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.
Week two challenges your pressure
The Poppy project is designed to help you build up dynamic color and vibrancy without damaging the tooth of the paper or leaving gigantic white spots.
One pressure doesn't work for everything and we investigate why you might need to increase or decrease your pressure levels in distinct areas.
This is a skill you can apply to all your coloring images!
Sure, you'll color a gorgeous poppy flower but this isn't a "how to color poppies" lesson. This is a "how to color anything and everything" lesson.
Project oriented classes teach you how to color one stamp- what a waste! Vanilla Arts classes give you good solid technique oriented lessons which are applicable to all your coloring projects. Not just colored pencil either. You can apply these value and vibrancy concepts to all coloring media.
Colored Pencil Plus 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
Learn when you are available, on your own schedule.
We've got a great group of students already working their way through the lessons but everyone works at their own pace as their life allows.
Lessons are slowly paced to help you perfect every technique
Lessons include detailed breakdowns to show you what to do and when to do it. Coloring demonstrations guide you through applying the week's technique to a fun and challenging floral image.
Beautiful color and amazing vibrancy, along with tips to develop control, instinct, and even-handedness.
You'll love the difference in the Colored Pencil Plus approach!
Join me for Colored Pencil Plus!
You're going to love your new outlook on color!