Elena Cazares teaches bright cheerful images using Copic Markers and colored pencils lessons at CraftsforPaws.com. Like Vanilla Arts classes, Elena’s class projects are too large for cards. Join us for the next episode in her Spotlight series making cards from big bold projects. Spotlight Cards let your coloring take center stage rather than the fancy papers, complex layout, or purchased ephemera normally used in cardmaking…
Do your flowers look fake?
Do you dream of coloring realistic flowers with Copic Markers, colored pencils, or even watercolor? Do you practice— coloring lots of flower stamps and trying out new tutorials… but you never seem to get the look of a real flower? My latest video at YouTube is a free lesson on why traditional Copic blending techniques fail miserably when it comes to florals. It’s not you. It’s the technique…
Hooray! It's Blogday!
Ever notice how we look forward to certain days of the week when our favorite internetters post new content?
Time to check in with all your favorite Copic Marker bloggers. Time to scour the colored pencil channels on YouTube! And don't forget about all the coloring groups on Facebook!
But wait. Hold on a second.
Want to know why you've been coloring for years and yet…
Let's color with realism!
For years I've been showing the fun stuff that I'll be teaching in upcoming local classes.
That's great if you live near me.
But it's frustrating for my online friends.
live classes, now online
It's a live broadcast, just like the evening news but with me instead of the creepy weather guy in a toupee...
We'll have fun coloring with lots of Copics!
It's basically my local advanced level coloring class (Art of Coloring) but in a handy dandy online format. And because we're coloring fabulous Power Poppy digital stamps, you can color along with me.
I'll walk you through my creation process, discussing the ins and outs of each image, and we'll cover a bunch of artsy tips and tricks which you can apply to tons of other projects. There's even a live chat feed so that you can ask questions and I'll answer live.
Every month, we'll tackle a new subject, helping you develop your artistic skills and realism!
Sorry, this class has expired. For the current list of Vanilla Livestream classes, please see here.
Can't Make the Live Broadcast?
Not a problem!
All monthly livestreams are recorded and are available to members immediately for replay.
You can watch any archived session, playing and replaying as many times as you need to finish the project.
You can't do that in my live class!
It's basically a class that never ends.
"Merriest Berries" is the second class in the Livestream series but the archives are growing. Pretty soon, we'll have an entire library of Power Poppy projects!
20% off "merriest berries"
The fine folks at Power Poppy are giving all my Patreon members 20% off the monthly digital stamp.
It's an instant download from PowerPoppy.com; just print it to a Copic safe paper (like X-Press It Blending Card) and color along with me!
Patreon Members: log into the class page to get your discount code.
Want more info about how this works?
Want the December supply list and lesson info?
I've got a new page here at the website, dedicated to this livestream class. Bookmark the page so that you can always check in on the latest dates, lists, and other info!
December's Live Stream Session:
Must be an enrolled at Patreon.com/VanillaArtsCo to participate
Sorry, this class has expired. For the current list of Vanilla Livestream classes, please see here
Lesson: Push & Pull technique for depth without confusing light sources
Stamp: Merriest Berries by Power Poppy
Medium: Copic Marker & Prismacolor Premier Pencils
Skill Level: Intermediate through advanced colorers. Once you can blend Copics smoothly and with confidence, you're ready to join us! No drawing skills necessary.
Join me Online for a bit of Christmas color!
And lots of fun!