Online live coloring demonstrations

live art broadcasts with replay archives

for intermediate to advanced students


Complementary Pears-

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Friday, January 18th at 11am EST

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

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


January Lesson: Color over or color under?

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.

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Should we go over or under?

If you’ve taken a few Vanilla Arts coloring classes, you know that sometimes we add weird colors UNDER the Copic.

And sometimes we add weird colors OVER the Copic.

But how do we decide?

Join Amy as we reason our way though the decision making process. Kinda. Well, let’s just say she’ll attempt to explain it. Maybe.

Stamp: "My Favorite Pair" from Power Poppy (students receive 20% off the digital version in January)

Medium: Copic Marker & Prismacolor Premier Pencils

Level: Intermediate to Advanced (blending technique not covered)

Live Broadcast: Friday, January 18, 2018 at 11 am EST (Eastern Standard Time)

Recording Available: Replay available immediately after the broadcast ends. Watch as many times as you want until July 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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August 2018: Don’t get bogged down by tiny details! Learn how to decide what’s important and what things you can skip.

Gerbera Daisies.jpeg

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.

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November 2018: Do you color every petal on a flower exactly the same? Better think again and check those photo references. Learn how to keep flowers accurate by coloring each petal as it was meant to be.

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December 2018: Learn to create more realistic fur by understanding the flow of the fur on real animals. This is a technique you can apply to photorealism too!

January 2019: When should you build up color with your Copic Markers and when is it better to add it on top with colored pencils? We explore the merits of color under vs. color over methods.

Vanilla Livestream classes- challenges for intermediate to advanced colorers using Copic Markers and colored pencils. Every month you'll learn a new artistic technique to take your coloring to the next level! | Marker | #copicmarker #coloredpencil #realisticcoloring

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 "Complementary Pears"

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