march Lesson: Ultramarine- Balancing bold Gem tones
If you love bold and vibrant colors, I'm sure you've encountered problems adding them to you favorite images.
Wild colors, especially gem tones attract a lot of attention and it's all too easy for them to dominate the entire image.
The usual solution is to add more competing colors but that creates a color riot which further distracts viewers. And frankly, a lot of the time, it leads to very juvenile looking projects.
How do you battle the crayon circus effect?
Join Amy for an exploration of Ultramarine blue, a gorgeously extroverted color. Learn to tame it with a few simple steps and then apply the same concept to other gem tones.
Stamp: "Heart Abloom" by Power Poppy (students receive 20% off the digital version in March)
Medium: Copic Marker & Prismacolor Premier Pencils
Level: Intermediate to Advanced (blending technique not covered)
Heart abloom (digital) - 20% off
Offer good through Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Use this code at checkout to receive discount: VANHEART20
To View the Livestream:
On the day of the broadcast, about 5 minutes before broadcast time, go to Patreon.com/VanillaArtsCo and log in to your account.
Look in the most recent posts for one called "Heart Abloom Livestream". It contains a link to watch via a new window at Crowdcast.
The live-chat discussion board at Crowdcast is only active during the original broadcast and it may not be available on mobile or tablet formats.
I recommend watching the livestream first rather than trying to color along with the live version because you can't pause the live version. Sit back and enjoy the broadcast first. Color later.
To view the recording:
Go to Patreon.com/VanillaArtsCo and log in to your account.
On the left sidebar you will see "Featured Tags". Click "Livestream" to pull up previously recorded sessions. Use the instructions above.
Watch at your convenience, as many times as you'd like.
Remember, the discussion board is no longer active for the recorded version. Amy does not receive any message notifications, so your message is unlikely to be read. Want to comment or ask a question? Start a post on the Patreon discussion board.
Digi Stamp Printing Instructions:
The stamp not included in the class pack below. Must be purchased from using the 20% discount listed above.
- Stamp should be sized so that the entire heart shape measures just under 7" from end to end. Size matters for this stamp and if you print it too small, some areas will be difficult to color with even the tip of your Copic nibs.
- Instructions for opening and sizing your stamp are listed below.
- I print at about 30% gray so that the stamp lines disappear as I color. That percentage varies by printer, so test on scrap paper first!
- This project should be printed onto X-Press It Blending Card. Substitute other brands at your own risk.
All printables open in a new window tab. If you have a blocker set, this may hamper your ability to open these printables.
Note: Patreon fee does not include Power Poppy digital stamp. The digital stamp can purchased directly from PowerPoppy.com here. Use the code "VANHEART20" at checkout to receive 20% off the purchase price.
Heart Abloom will be colored on X-Press It Blending Card*
(*link is an Amazon Affiliate link, proceeds help to fund the Free Digi Club)