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Candlelight, a lesson on adding warm glows to your coloring images with Copic Marker and colored pencils. . Class also includes Amy''s distinctive and colorful background technique.| MarkerPainting.com

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.

Basics classes fill in the gaps!

Learn 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!

 

What's new in Marker Painting Basics?

 

Candlelight

  • Forever access, work at your own pace
  • 20 minute Technique of the Month video on creating colorful Distress Ink backgrounds
  • Guided Coloring videos- 70 minutes of guided coloring instruction
  • Full color samples and printable guides
  • Techniques used in Candlelight include
    • Flicking
    • Overflicking
    • Non-sequential blending combinations
    • Use of photo references for accuracy
    • Underpainting
    • Highlights for satin and glossy surfaces
    • Color bouncing and unification
Candlelight, a lesson on adding warm glows to your coloring images with Copic Marker and colored pencils. . Class also includes Amy''s distinctive and colorful background technique.| MarkerPainting.com
 
 

Candles are not a new subject in the stamping world...

but most people color them as if they're PVC pipes with a thermodynamic explosion at the top.

Take it easy folks!

Candle light is gentle and muted. Learn how to control the wattage and add a lovely translucency to your wax candle.

And if you've been waiting for a tutorial on my inky backgrounds, this is the class for you!

 

Student Loyalty Discount:

Vanilla Arts Co. students qualify for a 20% discount on workshop classes. Email Amy at amy@vanillaarts.com for BEFORE making your purchase to receive a discount code.

 
Candlelight, a lesson on adding warm glows to your coloring images with Copic Marker and colored pencils. . Class also includes Amy''s distinctive and colorful background technique.| MarkerPainting.com
Candlelight, a lesson on adding warm glows to your coloring images with Copic Marker and colored pencils. . Class also includes Amy''s distinctive and colorful background technique.| MarkerPainting.com
Candlelight, a lesson on adding warm glows to your coloring images with Copic Marker and colored pencils. . Class also includes Amy''s distinctive and colorful background technique.| MarkerPainting.com

Marker Painting Basics is skill-building instruction

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.

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 Basics is 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.

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