Inspire Me Monday: Home Run Depth & Dimension (Copic Marker, colored pencil)

 
Vintage Home Run, a Copic Marker challenge level coloring lesson which covers the importance of coloring what you see, not what you think you see. Learn to color using values for dimension rather than relying on marker hues. | VanillaArts.com | #copicmarker #realisticcoloring #howtocolor
 
 
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Fresh ideas and tips for artistic coloring with Copic Markers & Prismacolor Colored Pencils from Amy Shulke and the team at VanillaArts.com. Challenge level classes designed to teach you the art beyond coloring. | VanillaArts.com | #copicmarker #realisticcoloring #howtocolor
 

Don’t color a Stereotype

Copic Marker coloring classes can be misleading! Many students walk away from classes and tutorials thinking that mystical magical color selection is the key to coloring with depth, dimension, and ultimately realism.

But it’s not a magical marker recipe that makes your coloring look real and dimensional…

You need to stop coloring stereotypes.

Stereotypes?

Yes. In your mind, you assume a baseball is white.

In your head, you think that grass is a whole bunch of stringy strands.

And if you fall for the stereotype, leaving the baseball pure white and coloring the grass like it’s some kind of crazy fur…

Well, you’ll get a flat baseball and a field full of fur.

Join me over at the Power Poppy Blog today as I break down the steps to my latest project, Vintage Home Run.

Each step is an exercise in coloring what’s real, not the stereotype in my head.

 

About the Coloring:

Vintage Home Run is part of the Vanilla Livestream class system and is designed to teach you the art beyond coloring. Vintage Home Run is a lesson on using values rather than color to develop realism in all your artistic coloring projects.

More Coloring Tips for You!

Follow Amy’s Work in Progress posts for all her class projects at Instagram. It’s a great way to watch projects as they develop. You’ll also get handy tips and thought provoking insight into the artistic process.

 

 

Copic Coloring Videos: The Limitations of Online Learning (Copic Marker, Colored Pencil)

Copic Coloring Videos: The Limitations of Online Learning (Copic Marker, Colored Pencil)

Are you learning to color from online videos?

You’re not alone. As you move through your daily life— work, home, and social circles; you probably don’t meet many people who know about Copic Markers. Most of your friends last used a colored pencil in 10th grade geography class….

Copic Marker & Colored Pencil Mixed Media: Less Pencil Than You Think

Copic Marker & Colored Pencil Mixed Media: Less Pencil Than You Think

I am a mixed media artist

Well, at least technically.

My projects do not look like the typical mixed media. I don’t glue photographs to a board and drizzle paint everywhere… but that’s the point. This is subtle mixed media.

I use a combination of Copic Marker and Prismacolor Soft Core Colored Pencils but I use them in a way that’s cohesive and seamless.

If I didn’t tell you I was mixing media, you’d never suspect.

Computers for Colorers: How to Alter Digital Stamps. Improve your Copic Coloring with Customized Images

Computers for Colorers: How to Alter Digital Stamps.  Improve your Copic Coloring with Customized Images

Computers for Colorers #4: Alter Your Digital Stamps

In today’s issue of Computers for Colorers, Kathy shares her technical expertise and shows us how simple it is to alter digital stamps.

Her easy step-by-step tutorial demonstrates how to alter or eliminate unwanted objects from images and create new variations of your digital stamps.