Is your coloring flat?

Do you struggle with:

  • depth or dimension
  • light sources
  • overall realism
  • shade and shadow
  • basic blending technique
  • marker color selection
  • color values
  • use of texture

The Marker Painting Workshop is my home for individual solutions to your coloring problems.

Workshop classes are sold a la carte with forever access.

Student Loyalty Discount: Foundations and Amy's live students earn $10 discount on workshop classes. Basics students are credited their monthly fee on any class that ran during their membership time. Email Amy at amy@vanillaarts.com for BEFORE making your purchase to receive a discount code.

 
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I'm just starting out but I've been lurking in the monthly Basics class and the Workshop classes for a few months. I can't believe how much I've learned already. It's like my very eyeballs are changing and I'm seeing shade and highlight and texture everywhere! Thanks so much, Amy!!

- Amy M.

 

Classes available now:

See class descriptions for specifics.

More Than Luck: a FREE mini-workshop

Level: any level including beginners

Length: 1 hour (total video time)

Medium: Copic Markers + artist grade colored pencils

Topic: learn to use photo references to find inspiration for color, texture, and realism. 

Gray Matter: Learn to underpaint with grays for depth

Level: average blending skills for best results

Length: 2 hours (total video time)

Medium: Copic Markers + artist grade colored pencils

Topic: learn to use gray markers to achieve the colors required for simulating shade on objects. A great intro to realism.

 

Oopsie Daisy: learn the flick stroke

Patreon Class: originally ran August 2016, updated version here

Level: complete beginner and up

Length: 1 hour (combined video time)

Medium: Copic Markers + artist grade colored pencils

Topic: learn to use the flick stroke with both Copics and colored pencils. Flicking is essential to improving your blending skills.

Flutterby: learn to layer using the Push & Pull technique

Patreon Class: originally ran September 2016

Level: complete beginner and up

Length: 1 hour 15 mins (combined video time)

Medium: Copic Markers + artist grade colored pencils

Topic: learn to use the Push & Pull method to add both depth and dimension to your projects. A great intro to shading.

 

More workshops coming!

I have a growing collection of retired Patreon classes to upload as time allows.

Some of the oldest classes (2014 through spring 2016) need updating, editing, or re-filming before I can offer them as stand-alone classes. Please be patient, I do spend time on this backlog project every week.