Livestream Date:

Tuesday, Dec. 19th at 11am EST

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  "Merriest Berries" , an introduction to simplification of images using intermediate Push & Pull techniques. |

December Lesson: Complex images

As you grow your skills, you want to color more and more complex images. But the more elements your image contains, the harder it is to create a cohesive color palette and to keep each item clear and distinct.

Complex images can be a headache!

Learn to apply the Push & Pull technique to congested or confusing images. You'll be amazed at how easy it is to create more cohesive and professional images with just a few simple planning steps.

Stamp: "Merriest Berries" by Power Poppy (students receive 20% off the digital version in December)

Medium: Copic Marker & Prismacolor Premier Pencils

Level: Moderate beginner with challenges for intermediate & advanced students


Merriest Berries - 20% off

Offer good Friday, December 1 through Sunday, December 31, 2017

Use this code at checkout to receive discount: VANILLABERRY20


To View the Livestream:

On the day of the broadcast, about 5 minutes before broadcast time, go to and log in to your account.

 "Merriest Berries", an introduction to simplification of images using intermediate Push & Pull techniques. |

Look in the recent posts for one called "Merriest Berries Livestream Here". It contains a viewing box directly at Patreon plus a link to watch via YouTube. Choose whichever viewer you prefer. The live-chat discussion board is only active with the YouTube viewer.

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 and log in to your account.

On the left sidebar you will see "Featured Tags". Click "Class Content" to pull up previously recorded sessions.

Watch at your convenience, as many times as you'd like.

Feel free to add comments in the threads below the post or start your own conversation in the Community Posts section.


Printing Instructions:

Stamp not included in the class pack below. Must be purchased from here using the 20% discount code: VANILLABERRY20

  • Stamp should be sized so that the candy cane element measures 5.5" from the bottom to the top of the curve.
  • Instructions for opening and sizing your stamp are listed below.
  • I print at about 30-40% gray so that the stamp lines disappear as I color. That percentage varies by printer, so test on recycled paper first!
  • I am using X-Press It Blending Card cardstock. I highly recommend this paper! Blending and smoothing is soooooo much easier on cardstock that has been formulated for markers.

All printables open in a new window tab. If you have a blocker set, this may hamper your ability to open these printables.

Class Materials:

Note: Patreon fee does not include Power Poppy digital stamp. Olive & Oak can purchased directly from here. Use the code "VANILLABERRY20" at checkout to receive 20% off the purchase price.


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