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.

 

 

Realistic Florals: Why Traditional Copic Marker Blending Technique Makes Fake Flowers

Realistic Florals: Why Traditional Copic Marker Blending Technique Makes Fake Flowers

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…

Over the Top Copic Artist Retreat: San Antonio 2019

Over the Top Copic Artist Retreat: San Antonio 2019

How to take your Copic Markers over the top?

Last week I had the privilege of meeting with a group of wonderful Vanilla Arts students in San Antonio, Texas for a Copic Marker art retreat…

Vanilla Artist Retreat: Break Your Addiction to Coloring Tutorials

Vanilla Artist Retreat: Break Your Addiction to Coloring Tutorials

So, you’re getting pretty good at coloring?

You make smooth and beautiful blends with your Copic Markers.

You’re layering colored pencils with ease.

You ace every coloring tutorial thrown at you.

And when you post your project photos to Facebook and Instagram, people ohh and ahh over your coloring.

“Oh, my! You are such a talented artist!”

But are you really an artist?