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!
"Velveteen Rabbit" is a nearly 4 hour course which shows you how to expertly use Copic markers and colored pencils to achieve that cuddly rabbit fur and those realistic glassy eyes. Learn how to bring life and personality to this cute bunny and other animals like her.
Technique Deep Dive video teaches how to control your pencil for professional results.
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.
Add touchable fur and expressive eyes for realism
Join Amy for a fun pencil pressure lesson that is guaranteed to add more realism to your coloring!
Do you use the same pencil pressure on every part of your project? Does your fur look flat and your eyes look dull when you’re trying to bring your image to life?
Amy shows you how to control your pencil to achieve professional results. You will also learn how the entire process of furring an animal and how to create deep and expressive eyes.
Online course includes:
4 hours of video time
Technique Deep Dive video demonstrates the key to expert pencil application
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.
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Marker Painting Workshops offer 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.
Velveteen Rabbit 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.