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Midnight Dahlia - Overpainting with colored pencils

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Friday, July 13th at 11am EDT

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July Lesson: Overpaint with colored pencil for clean depth

 Monthly challenge projects for intermediate colorers. Copic, colored pencil, pens & novelty inks. Every month a fresh lesson using a new Power Poppy digital stamp. |

Project shown in final stages with pencil details over Copic Marker.

Digital stamp is a separate purchase from (log in at Patreon to receive your 20% off discount code).

Artists like to break the rules.

Students already know about my underpainting technique, we've used it in class after class. This month, we're looking at the exception to the underpainting rule: sunshiny florals.

We'll discuss why the underpainting method doesn't always work the way you want it to and how to decide when and when not to underpaint.

And for those times when we do not underpaint? Learn Amy's colored pencil overpainting technique which provides an amazing amount of depth without muddying your beautiful Copic work.

Stamp: "Dahlia" by Power Poppy* (students receive 20% off the digital version in July)

* "Dahlia XL" is the name of this stamp set in clear and for the die set.

Medium: Copic Marker & Prismacolor Premier Pencils

Level: Intermediate to Advanced (blending technique not covered)

Live Broadcast: Friday, July 13, 2018 at 11 am EDT (Eastern Daylight Time)

Recording Available: Replay available immediately after the broadcast ends. Watch as many times as you want until January 1st, 2019.

Class Printable Pack Includes: 

  • Class syllabus with detailed recipe guide
  • Full color project sample, guide to shading
  • Guide to Copic base
  • Detailed color map
  • Project inspiration references

Broadcast times vary each month to accommodate a wide variety of schedules and student time zones. Check the calendar here for a look at upcoming broadcast times (look for the Patreon logo). 

Remember: replay is available to all students. Watch as many times as you wish, at your convenience.


Previous Livestreams-

Lessons are available NOW to members via the recorded archives! Get instant access today at Patreon.

 Livestream coloring lessons for intermediate to advanced colorers from Amy Shulke of Each month a fresh challenge using a new Power Poppy digital stamp. |

January 2018: Get ready for the year ahead with "Party Time" by Power Poppy. You'll want to color this stamp over and over for birthdays, showers, and miscellaneous holiday cards all year long!

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February 2018: Copic blending combinations do not work for pink objects because they force you into using red markers to shade. Learn how to create true pinks without adding unrealistic red markers.

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May 2018: Flowers shouldn't weigh a ton! Learn to color lightweight and delicate clusters of flowers.


March 2018: Taming wild gemstone colors. We love brilliant colors but they can easily overpower your project. Learn to keep Ultramarine Blue sophisticated, not loud!

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June 2018: Learn to create professional looking color palettes using and easy tool and kindergarten math!

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April 2018: Neutrals do not have to be boring! Learn to spice up your neutral color palettes without overpowering their quiet & gentle nature.

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Vanilla Livestream is perfect for:

  • Intermediate colorers who already have basic Copic blending skills
  • Intermediate colorers who are tired of "monkey see, monkey do" demonstrations
  • Experienced colorers looking to challenge their current skills
  • Shy artists who want more than craft-level classes based on trendy techniques

I recommend that if you're a beginner, start with Marker Painting Foundations to develop your basic marker technique BEFORE joining Vanilla Livestream classes. These are definitely intermediate level challenges!


Supplies used in "Created to Create":

Partial list, not all supplies shown below. Contains affiliate links for Amazon and/or Dick Blick.


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