It's not you. it's your technique!
The problem with most marker lessons and tutorials is that they're based on the copy-cat theory.
"I'll show you how I colored this project. By watching me color, you'll be able to do it too!"
But a monkey-see, monkey do style demonstration only works for that one image. Eventually you hit a brick wall where you've seen it all and understand nothing.
Workshop classes fill the gaps!
We're learning the basics of realism!
It's more than how to do something, learn why. The why is a far more valuable lesson because you can apply it to all of your coloring projects.
No more guessing where the color goes!
Unique Challenges - Forever Access - Work at Your Own Pace
What's new in Marker Painting Workshops?
Marker Painting Workshops provide challenges for colorers who want to do more than blend!
Scarlet Geranium is over 2 hours of video based instruction which includes an interesting sidebar discussion on how to build fences to increase your coloring accuracy.
Scarlet Geranium is the perfect companion to Sakura Blossoms where Amy explores the importance of coloring with the correct values for depth in floral images. She outlines her method to avoid projects that turn out paler than you expected.
Scarlet Geranium includes a Technique Deep Dive video where Amy shows you why good fences make great neighbors. Learn how to build fences to increase your coloring accuracy!
Helpful lesson aids including photo references and color guides help you color on your own. Technique instructional handouts guide you through the process.
Push & Pull Florals
Online course includes:
120 minutes of video demonstration time
extended cut demonstration videos with instructional commentary
A Technique Deep Dive video is included in which Amy shows you why good fences make great neighbors. Crisp edges are important!
helpful lesson aids including:
full color sample
greyscale photo sample
guide to shade/shadow
If you can blend well and color with confidence, you can learn to apply these basic skills to something more than cartoon stamps.
Try Vanilla style instruction and you’ll be amazed at what you can do!
Forever access. Work at your own pace.
Designed for intermediate to advanced students- Once you have mastered the basic blend with Copics, we can build upon that skill to increase your realism.
Scarlet Geranium is an intermediate level class which does not cover beginner blending skills.
Every class covers a new art-based technique or concept.
Practice your new technique on the class image but apply the lesson to all your future coloring projects.
Marker Painting Workshops are perfect for:
Moderate beginners who already have basic Copic blending skills
Intermediate colorers who are tired of "monkey see, monkey do" classes
Experienced colorers looking to challenge their current skills
Shy artists who want more than craft-level classes
I recommend that students start with Marker Painting Foundations if you do not have basic blending skills before starting a Marker Painting Basics class.