Loud & Vibrant Color: Finding Balance for Outrageous Colors

 
 Vanilla Livestream lessons for Copic colorers. Ultramarine Blue is a bold and vibrant color which can easily overwhelm your projects. Learn to balance gem tones to make mature and sophisticated color palettes. | VanillaArts.com
 

A clown Car crash?

We've all been there.

You pull out your favorite color marker for a brand new stamp. Maybe it's Ruby Red, Emerald Green, or Ultramarine Blue.

Oh, glorious color! So yummy.

 Vanilla Livestream lessons for Copic colorers. Ultramarine Blue is a bold and vibrant color which can easily overwhelm your projects. Learn to balance gem tones to make mature and sophisticated color palettes. | VanillaArts.com

But the stamp image has lots of little pieces and elements to it, and every one of those things needs another color.

So you end up grabbing lots of other markers, just to make it work.

And when you're done, it looks like the aftermath of a Crayola factory explosion.

Color riots happen to the best of us!

They're a bit embarrassing because you're not an eight year old girl. Adults are supposed to have better color sense and mature taste...

...right?

A simple color like Ultramarine Blue can take over and dominate any image. It's so loud and attention hogging that suddenly all you see is glowing blue.

"Gem tones" are the nice name for vibrant extroverted color.

"Obnoxious" is a little closer to the truth though.

I suspect this is why Copic sells so many 0, 00, and 000 markers. People want to use bolder colors but they can't figure out how to do it with sophistication and taste.

But the world is full vibrancy!

And darn it, we want to use our favorite color!

Finding balance is the key to using extroverted color. Balanced color palettes add serenity and restore order to lively color.

 Vanilla Livestream lessons for Copic colorers. Ultramarine Blue is a bold and vibrant color which can easily overwhelm your projects. Learn to balance gem tones to make mature and sophisticated color palettes. | VanillaArts.com

But color palettes can be intimidating. You've seen pre-made color palettes on Pinterest and other websites... but creating your own color palettes? That sounds hard!

So let me ask you...

How's that grabbin' colors at random method woking out for you?

Four simple steps...

Yes, I use four simple steps when I design new color palettes for student projects and those for my professional artwork.

And it's not hard. You don't need an advanced degree or a genius I.Q. to do it.

  1. Minimize
  2. Neutralize
  3. Balance
  4. Desaturate

That sounds fancy but I can show you how to do it in just one lesson!

You can learn to balance your vibrant Copic Markers and Colored Pencils to create mature and sophisticated coloring projects!

 

Join me for an online introduction to Color balance

Learn to tame your favorite bold and vivacious colors so that they fit nicely within your project instead of grabbing center stage.

It's not hard. You can do this!

Friday, March 16th at 11 am EDT

using Power Poppy's "Heart Abloom"

(Here's a handy-dandy time zone converter to calculate your local time)

 Vanilla Livestream lessons for Copic colorers. Ultramarine Blue is a bold and vibrant color which can easily overwhelm your projects. Learn to balance gem tones to make mature and sophisticated color palettes. | VanillaArts.com
 

What is Vanilla Live-Stream?

It's a live broadcast- just like the evening news but with me instead of the creepy weather guy in a toupee...

 Vanilla Livestream lessons for Copic colorers. Ultramarine Blue is a bold and vibrant color which can easily overwhelm your projects. Learn to balance gem tones to make mature and sophisticated color palettes. | VanillaArts.com

We'll have fun coloring with lots of Copics!

This is just like my local intermediate & advanced level coloring class, but online!

I'll walk you through my creation process, discussing the ins and outs of each image. We always 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 tackle a new art technique or process, helping you develop your artistic skills and realism!

Can't attend live?

Not a problem!

All livestreams are recorded and available to members immediately for replay. You can watch six months worth of recorded sessions, replaying them as many times as you need to understand the lesson and finish the project.

You can't do that in my live class!

 

20% off Heart Abloom!

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Marcella Hawley, the amazing artist at Power Poppy is giving all my Patreon members 20% off the class digital stamp! It's an instant download from PowerPoppy.com; just print it to a Copic safe paper and color along with me!

Want to know more about how this works?

Want the project supply list and lesson info?

 

march Live-Stream:

 Vanilla Livestream lessons for Copic colorers. Ultramarine Blue is a bold and vibrant color which can easily overwhelm your projects. Learn to balance gem tones to make mature and sophisticated color palettes. | VanillaArts.com

You must be an enrolled at Patreon.com/VanillaArtsCo to participate

Friday, March 16th at 11:00 am EDT

Lesson: Finding balance for gem tones and vibrant colors

Stamp: Heart Abloom by Power Poppy

Medium: Copic Marker and Prismacolor Premier Pencils

Skill Level: Intermediate through advanced colorers. Once you can blend Copics smoothly with confidence, you're ready to join us! No drawing skills necessary.

 

Join me online for Color balance with ultramarine

And lots of fun!

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