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

Real coloring in real time

Are you ready for realistic coloring?

Online video classes are not real, at least not real in the way you assume.

The projects are planned months in advance. The lessons are tested and simplified. The demonstration is rehearsed. The footage is shot multiple times and edited for clarity. The script is….well, it’s a script!

Everything about an online art class is designed to make the project look easy and amazing.

But that’s not how real art works.

Vanilla Livestream breaks the production barrier, giving you a real look into the real time artistic process.

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
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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

Challenge Coloring - advance your skills

Join professional illustrator Amy Shulke for Vanilla Livestream coloring demonstrations.

Amy shows you her authentic and unvarnished artist’s process for developing next-level mixed media coloring projects.

Every episode of Vanilla Livestream presents you with a new artistic concept or skill. Amy introduces the technique in easy to understand, easy to practice steps, but then inspires you to apply the same skill towards your own independent projects.

Vanilla Livestreams are more than a fun project to keep your hands busy, they’re filled with practical advice for a lifetime of artistry.

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Copic Markers, colored pencils, & watercolor

Vanilla Livestream is recommended for intermediate to advanced students.

Basic techniques are not covered.

Perfect for 2
  • 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 crafty classes based on trendy novelty techniques

Still a beginner? Start with Marker Painting Foundations to develop your basic Copic Marker technique BEFORE joining Vanilla Livestream sessions. Livestream lessons are challenging by design and are not appropriate for beginners.

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How does work

Archive Library

This is not a traditional online course. Vanilla Livestream is library membership, not a class purchase.

3 Demonstrations

There will always be three Livestream demonstrations in the library archives. Demos include printable guidebook and discussion forum access for that particular lesson.

Monthly Billing

Vanilla Arts Co. will bill you for 30 days membership upon subscribing and again each month on your anniversary date.

When you unsubscribe, your membership continues until the last day of your billing cycle.

Archive Updates

When the latest broadcast launches, we retire the oldest demonstration. This keeps the content fresh, seasonal, and relevant.

Optional Purchase

You have the option to purchase extended access to lessons before they retire. This allows you to collect only the projects that mean the most to you.

Membership Access

You have access to the current selection of Livestreams as long as your membership is remains current.


Ask questions in the Livestream forum when you need help.

Post photos of your completed project in the class gallery for encouragement from the experienced Vanilla Arts Team.


Log in and enjoy. It's that easy.

Monthly Livestream Broadcast


Vanilla Livestream of the Month*

Printable Guide Book

Live Member Chat

Discussion Forum

Project Feedback

20% Discount on the Stamp of the Month


*Broadcast dates vary each month. View Calendar here.

Livestream Archives


24/7 Access to THREE Livestream lessons

Printable Guide Books

Discussion Forum

Project Feedback

Option to continue access to your favorite lessons


The archive contains the last 3 months of Livestreams. The newest broadcast replaces the oldest recording, keeping the selection fresh and seasonally appropriate.

Printable Guide Books


Project Recipe Guide

Project Inspiration & Photo Reference

Lesson Guide + Challenge Concept

Full Color Project Sample

Color Map

Underpainting Guide to Shade & Value

Check Point Photos & Tips

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Current Livestream Archive:

  • Vintage Home Run

    Take a step back in time...


    Join Amy for an important lesson on how unimportant color is to creating depth, dimension, and realism.

    It's all about the values.

    Amy shows you how to manage value sets for monochromatic images and using them to develop touchable depth in your projects.

    Plus she'll share the inside scoop on how to get the perfect vintage feel. It's not enough to go gray, there's a mindset shift that also has to happen.

  • Sea Glass

    Practice developing realistic texture and transparency on mid-tone paper. Copic Marker + Prismacolor Pencil

  • Cupcake Blast

    Create bold and vibrant color on deep, dark paper using Prismacolor Colored Pencils on Stonehenge Black watercolor paper.