Online live coloring demonstrations

live art broadcasts with replay archives

for intermediate to advanced students


Amazing Maize-

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Friday, October 12th at 11am EDT

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Replay archives available for patrons who miss the live session or who want to rewatch an episode.

Subscribers receive 20% off Maize for Days at

Log in to the classroom at Patreon to access the printable class pack plus your Power Poppy discount code.


Vanilla Livestream is recommended for intermediate to advanced students. Basic techniques are not covered.


October Lesson: Universal Shading

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

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).

Colorers have an Achilles' Heel that usually gets in the way of developing realistic depth and dimension…

You love pretty color and so you want to use it everywhere.

But real life is muddy. Realistic coloring is murky. If all you’re using is bold, bright, and attractive color, it’s no wonder your coloring looks flat and fake.

Join Amy for a lesson on Universal Shading, a concept you need to absorb and understand in order to add life and dimension to all your coloring projects.

And pssssttt… this concept makes coloring soooooo much easier!

Stamp: "Maize for Days" by Power Poppy* (students receive 20% off the digital version in October)

Medium: Copic Marker & Prismacolor Premier Pencils

Level: Intermediate to Advanced (blending technique not covered)

Live Broadcast: Friday, October 12, 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 April 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.


Archive Access -

Recorded demonstrations are available immediately upon joining to via the Livestream archives! Get instant access today at Patreon.

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ENDS OCTOBER 11! 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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May 2018: Flowers shouldn't weigh a ton! Learn to color lightweight and delicate clusters of flowers.

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

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

July 2018: Learn to color complex florals with cohesive color palettes.

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September 14, 2018: Learn to color Old School style- with your chisel nib! We're getting loose, expressive, and very artistic.

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October 12, 2018: Simplify your coloring process while adding more realistic color to amp up the depth & dimension with Universal Shading.

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!

Vanilla Livestream is recommended for intermediate to advanced students. Basic techniques are not covered.


Supplies used in "Amazing Maize"

Contains affiliate links for Amazon, Dick Blick, and Ranger Ink.


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