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!
"Jellybeans" is a nearly 4 hour course which shows you how to expertly use Copic markers and colored pencils to add incredible realism by changing how your brain interprets the shape of objects in the real world.
Technique Deep Dive video teaches how to read the roadmap of an object’s form.
Extended cut demonstration videos with instructional commentary guide you step by step.
Helpful lesson aids including photo references and color guides help you color on your own.
Technique instructional handouts guide you through the process.
Learn to see objects more clearly for greater realism
Join Amy for a fun roadmap lesson that is guaranteed to add more realism to your coloring!
Do you follow all the tutorials and color with beautifully smooth blends but you can’t quite grasp the realistic coloring you were hoping for?
Amy shows you how to begin to read the object you are coloring and trust what your eyes tell you about its shape and form.
Online course includes:
4 hours of video time
Technique Deep Dive video demonstrates the key to reading an object and using your photo reference
extended cut demonstration videos with instructional commentary
helpful lesson aids including photo references, guide to shade/shadow, and color guides, plus full process pics
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.
Jellybeans is an intermediate to advanced 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.