Vanilla Artist Retreat: Over the Top with Copic Markers!

 
 Join Amy Shulke of Vanilla Arts Company for a Copic Marker plus colored pencil artist retreat. Intermediate and advanced colorers. Improve your technique, add depth and realism. | VanillaArts.com | #copicmarker #adultcoloring #realisticcoloring
 

Hey, what’cha doing in February?

Do you want to color with me?

Are you ready to go Over the Top with your Copic Markers?

I’m so stinkin’ excited to finally announce this!

Over the Top - Artist’s Retreat

Copic Marker + Colored Pencil

Tuesday, February 26 to Sunday, March 3

San Antonio, Texas

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4 DAY ARTISTIC COLORING RETREAT

Learn from Amy through live coloring demonstrations and highly informative Question & Answer sessions. We don’t just walk through the steps of a project, you will learn concrete methods and techniques to improve your realistic coloring.

PERSONALIZED LEARNING

Consult with Amy during your 20 minute individual session,

Discuss your retreat project or bring one work in-progress from home for guidance. A perfect time to resolve your special coloring issues and receive instruction at your unique skill level.

INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED LEVEL INSTRUCTION

Beginner basics such as blending technique and traditional Copic color combinations will not be covered.

While Marker Painting Foundations is not required, it is an excellent preparation for this retreat.

 Join Amy Shulke of Vanilla Arts Company for a Copic Marker plus colored pencil artist retreat. Intermediate and advanced colorers. Improve your technique, add depth and realism. | VanillaArts.com | #copicmarker #adultcoloring #realisticcoloring
 
 

San Antonio’s Riverwalk

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Color all day, then step out our back door to experience shopping and fine dining along the river.

The entire area is incredibly pedestrian friendly, no car required!

Meals are included at the hotel or you can head out for other options on the Riverwalk.

Check out the information page here for full details!

 
 
 Join Amy Shulke of Vanilla Arts Company for a Copic Marker plus colored pencil artist retreat. Intermediate and advanced colorers. Improve your technique, add depth and realism. | VanillaArts.com | #copicmarker #adultcoloring #realisticcoloring

Warning!

I’ve got a ton of behind the scenes projects and improvements coming in 2019.

With so many major launches and changes on the horizon, I’ve had to scale back the retreat plans. I can’t launch and monitor new things from out of state, out of the country, or the backwoods of Michigan.

This is likely the only retreat until late fall 2019 and it’s probably the only Copic focused retreat this year.

If you’re holding out for a better location, you may miss the fun until 2020.

 
 

Join me for coloring fun under the warm Texas sun!

Yahoo, yee haw, and giddy-yup y’all.

Now I’m fixin’ to find some red cowboy boots to go with my new Texan accent…

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My sincerest apologies to southern readers. I’m so painfully northern that snow shoots out my ears when I sneeze. I promise not to talk Texan at the retreat.

 
 

8 Tips for Coloring Realistic Dogs with Copic Markers & Colored Pencils

8 Tips for Coloring Realistic Dogs with Copic Markers & Colored Pencils

Can we color dogs with greater realism?

It’s easy to get realistic looking flowers with Copic Markers. Sometimes it feels like Copics were made for floral images.

But how do we apply the same kind of floral realism to animal stamps?

Specifically how do we color realistic dogs?

Copic Markers: Do you make coloring harder than it has to be?

Copic Markers: Do you make coloring harder than it has to be?

wow, that is so complicated!

What did you think when you first saw the Indian Maize project here?

All those colors on each little kernel? I’ll bet it took weeks to color!

Weeks? Really?

I’ve noticed over the years, some very experienced Copic Marker fans add lots of extra steps to the coloring process that don’t really pay off in the end.

A lot of people make dimensional coloring harder than it has to be.

Do you?

Copic Markers: Is blending the key to dimension or realism? (plus, coloring with chisel nibs!)

Copic Markers: Is blending the key to dimension or realism? (plus, coloring with chisel nibs!)

I want lots of dimension in my Copic coloring!

"So I must blend, blend, blend!

Right?

Hmmm...

Do you really think so?

I mean, I know that's what you've been told or at least it's what you've….