Christmas

Free Digi Club: "Red Bird" - FREE digital stamp for Copic, colored pencil, or watercolor

 
Get your FREE copy of the "Red Bird" digital stamp in January 2018. Join the Free Digi Club for a new stamp every month! | VanillaArts.com
 

In the bleak midwinter...

Cheer up with a brilliant burst of red!

"Red Bird" is my latest Copic coloring image, inspired by the cardinals that live in my backyard. This digital stamp is completely free to Free Digi Club subscribers from now until February 2017.

Get your FREE copy of the "Red Bird" digital stamp in January 2018. Join the Free Digi Club for a new stamp every month! | VanillaArts.com

No strings, no spam. It's simply a free image for you to color.

Subscribers to the FDC receive one free image every month, delivered right to your email inbox.

My digital stamps are ideal for Copic marker coloring but they also work great with colored pencil and even watercolor. My stamps are full of wide open spaces to blend and celebrate pretty color. There are no distracting texture marks to get in the way of your creativity!

That's what the "Vanilla" in Vanilla Arts Co. is all about. I give you the vanilla base, you add the hot fudge, the sprinkles, the whipped cream, and the Copic ink.

 
Get your FREE copy of the "Red Bird" digital stamp in January 2018. Join the Free Digi Club for a new stamp every month! | VanillaArts.com

Perfect for markers or colored pencil

And I've used both (plus some Distress ink!) to create a silent snowfall scene.

Red Bird is a fun yet challenging stamp. Color him simply or amp up the realism, creating soft and downy feathers.

Red Bird has a bit of spark in his eye. I really hope that you enjoy coloring him!

 
 

Take the Red Bird Class!

Red Bird, a lesson on coloring realistic bird images with Copic Marker and colored pencils. Class also includes Amy's soft faux watercolor background technique.| MarkerPainting.com

To get the full details on my Red Bird coloring process, take the Marker Painting Basics online class!

Marker Painting Basics lessons are perfect for intermediate colorers and those looking to add more realism to their coloring projects.

We're learning the basics of realism with new challenges every month!

Birds are popular stamp images but too many colorers make their birds look like rubber duckies- completely smooth and featherless.

Birds are full of wonderful texture. If you're not covering your birds with feathers, you're missing their most important feature!

This lesson also includes a bonus segment on my soft faux watercolor backgrounds!

 
Get your FREE copy of the "Red Bird" digital stamp in January 2018. Join the Free Digi Club for a new stamp every month! | VanillaArts.com

The best thing about Marker Painting Basics classes is that they're NON SEQUENTIAL!

You do not need three months of prior experience to understand the concepts and techniques in this lesson.

If you can handle basic Copic blending method then you're ready to start incorporating real artist techniques into your coloring projects for enhanced realism, depth, and dimension.

Each class stands on it's own as an independent learning experience. No prior experience necessary!

All of my Workshop classes are FOREVER ACCESS. Work at your own pace and repeat the project as many times as you'd like.

Come color with me. It's a whole lot of fun!

Don't forget to pick up the Free Digi Club stamp here.

Happy coloring!

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Vanilla Arts + Power Poppy- Online Copic Coloring Class, "Merriest Berries"

 
Join Amy for online live coloring broadcasts. All the fun of her live & local classes but now online. Every month, a new Power Poppy challenge. | VanillaArts.com
 
 

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.

Not anymore

 

live classes, now online

Highlights don't add realism. Directional light doesn't add realism. Learn to create real depth and dimension- it's easier than you think! | VanillaArts.com

What's livestreaming?

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?

Highlights don't add realism. Directional light doesn't add realism. Learn to create real depth and dimension- it's easier than you think! | VanillaArts.com

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"

Highlights don't add realism. Directional light doesn't add realism. Learn to create real depth and dimension- it's easier than you think! | VanillaArts.com

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:

Highlights don't add realism. Directional light doesn't add realism. Learn to create real depth and dimension- it's easier than you think! | VanillaArts.com

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!

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Free Digi Club: "Candlelight" - FREE digital stamp for Copic, colored pencil, or watercolor

 
Get your FREE copy of the "Candlelight" digital stamp in December 2017. Join the Free Digi Club for a new stamp every month! | VanillaArts.com
 

Silent night...

"Candlelight" is my latest Copic coloring image, drawn as a special Christmas wish for you. This digital stamp is completely free to Free Digi Club subscribers from now until January 2017.

Get your FREE copy of the "Candlelight" digital stamp in December 2017. Join the Free Digi Club for a new stamp every month! | VanillaArts.com

No strings, no spam. It's simply a free image for you to color.

Subscribers to the FDC receive one free image every month, delivered right to your email inbox.

My digital stamps are ideal for Copic marker coloring but they also work great with colored pencil and even watercolor. My stamps are full of wide open spaces to blend and celebrate pretty color. There are no distracting texture marks to get in the way of your creativity!

That's what the "Vanilla" in Vanilla Arts Co. is all about. I give you the vanilla base, you add the hot fudge, the sprinkles, the whipped cream, and the Copic ink.

 
Get your FREE copy of the "Candlelight" digital stamp in December 2017. Join the Free Digi Club for a new stamp every month! | VanillaArts.com

Perfect for markers or colored pencil

And I've used both to create a warm yet quiet scene.

Candlelight is a versatile stamp, you can easily change the color and print on the bow, even add "Happy Birthday" to the tag or leave it plain.

Such a fun image and I loved the challenge of filling an image with rich and vibrant color yet keeping the entire vibe one of peace and quiet.

 
 

Take the Candlelight Class!

Candlelight, a lesson on adding warm glows to your coloring images with Copic Marker and colored pencils. . Class also includes Amy''s distinctive and colorful background technique.| MarkerPainting.com

To get the full details on how I colored Candlelight, take the Marker Painting Basics online class!

Marker Painting Basics lessons are perfect for intermediate colorers and those looking to add more realism to their coloring projects.

Candles are not a new subject in the stamping world but most people color them as if they're PVC pipes with a thermodynamic explosion at the top.

Take it easy folks! Candle light is gentle and muted. Learn how to control the wattage and add a lovely translucency to your wax candle.

And if you've been waiting for a tutorial on my inky backgrounds, this is the class for you!

 
Get your FREE copy of the "Candlelight" digital stamp in December 2017. Join the Free Digi Club for a new stamp every month! | VanillaArts.com

The best thing about Marker Painting Basics classes is that they're NON SEQUENTIAL!

You don't need three months of prior experience to understand the concepts and techniques in this lesson.

If you can handle basic Copic blending method then you're ready to start incorporating real artist techniques into your coloring projects for enhanced realism, depth, and dimension.

Each class stands on it's own as an independent learning experience. No prior experience necessary!

All of my Workshop classes are FOREVER ACCESS. Work at your own pace and repeat the project as many times as you'd like.

Come color with me. It's a whole lot of fun!

Don't forget to pick up the Free Digi Club stamp here.

Happy coloring!

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Free Digi Club: "Festive Cranberry" - digital stamp for Copic, colored pencil, or watercolor

 
Get your FREE copy of the "Festive Cranberry" digital stamp in November 2017. Join the Free Digi Club for a new stamp every month! | VanillaArts.com
 

'tis the season!

"Festive Cranberry" is first of my holiday themed 2017 stamps and it's completely free to Free Digi Club subscribers from now until December 1st, 2017.

No strings, no spam. It's simply a free image for you to color.

Get your FREE copy of the "Festive Cranberry" digital stamp in November 2017. Join the Free Digi Club for a new stamp every month! | VanillaArts.com

Subscribers to the FDC receive one free image every month, delivered right to your email inbox.

My digital stamps are ideal for Copic marker coloring but they also work great with colored pencil and even watercolor. My stamps are full of wide open spaces to blend and celebrate pretty color. There are no distracting texture marks to get in the way of your creativity!

That's what the "Vanilla" in Vanilla Arts Co. is all about. I give you the vanilla base, you add the hot fudge, the sprinkles, the whipped cream, the Copic ink, and lots of leaves!

 

 

Get your FREE copy of the "Festive Cranberry" digital stamp in November 2017. Join the Free Digi Club for a new stamp every month! | VanillaArts.com

 

 

I love red!

And I love Christmas so I always jump at the chance to do an image that's red, red, red with a bit of red on the side!

"Festive Cranberry" is also a great chance for my marker and colored pencil students to practice their realism skills. How round and deep can you get these berries?

Technique for this level of realism is covered in this class.

 

 
 
Holiday Digital Stamps for Copic, colored pencil, and even watercolor. | VanillaArts.com

 

Want More Christmas?

If you enjoy coloring Festive Cranberry, you might want to check out my digital stamp shop!

Fair Isle Stocking and Snowman Supplies are also perfect for your holiday cards, gift tags, or even as framed art. Both come with marker + colored pencil recipes

 
"Cool Peppermint" Beginner/Intermediate level coloring class for Copic Marker + colored pencil. | VanillaArts.com

take a Christmas class!

"Cool Peppermint" is another fun blast of Christmas realism.

Forever access, work at your own pace. Includes digital stamp.

Learn the concept of Universal Shading and apply it to this image full of stripes. You'll be amazed at the colors we use to get these lifelike and tasty holiday candies.

 
Get your FREE copy of the "Festive Cranberry" digital stamp in November 2017. Join the Free Digi Club for a new stamp every month! | VanillaArts.com

 

Want to learn the cranberry technique?

I don't have a class based upon "Festive Cranberry" because I'm hard at work on the Colored Pencil Plus course and converting my Patreon account to a live broadcast class for Patreon.

But never fear, the technique I use to get these cranberries so rounded and appetizing is extactly like the "Very Cherry" image used in my "Gray Matter" class here.

Happy coloring!

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