Does Santa need to know what you want for Christmas?
Send him to snag a class for you! If Santa wants to purchase it and have it magically show up in your account on Christmas morning, tell him to use THIS form. There’s even a pdf the elves can print out for your stocking! Just be sure to tell him which class you want.
He can also give you cash. Cash is always good, Santa.
Sneak peek at two coming classes
I’m working like mad to launch both during Christmas week if I can…..yes, the day after Christmas! If you’re off work, you’ll have something to keep you busy while the kids are playing with their new toys!
Once I’ve got more info about each (including figuring out pricing once I know just how many hours of lessons will be in each), maybe mid-December, I’ll post them on the site for pre-ordering, and will have full supply lists ready. Then once Dec 26 arrives, content will automatically pop up in the classrooms! If you want to be notified when the classes are available, follow along on the site’s Instagram account, Facebook page, and subscribe to the monthly newsletter (in the sidebar or bottom of the blog).
Human Rainbow 1: Advanced Copic Class
I’m just getting started on a Copic coloring class – by request, people! I drew a digital image that will be free for students in class, with lots of things to teach about fabric folds and textures, hair, skin – it’s an advanced class, so be sure you’ve taken the Copic Jumpstart class at least. The marker list will likely be a bit insane…so if you want Santa to help you out, look at your Hex Chart and fill in some skin and hair tones you’ve been wanting. I didn’t keep a list while doing these test pieces shown above, so I don’t have a list as yet to post (but will once I begin filming)….and when it comes to the outfits, you can color them in any colors you wish – so even if I provide a list, if you don’t care about purples, then by all means use whatever you want!
I’m not sure yet if that’s the name of the course….it’ll be covering perspective and shading, and basics about drawing from real life and photos. I’m less far along on this class than I had hoped by now, and if this doesn’t also launch the day after Christmas, it’ll be soon after. But I wanted to give you some things you could put on the Christmas list for Santa!
- Pencils and basics
- The perspective portion of class you’ll want a sketchbook with white (or cream) paper – doesn’t have to be a fancy shmancy one. I don’t want you to get one so pricey you’re afraid to doodle! I recommend an 8×10 or 9×12, I’ll be using a couple different ones:
- The shading portion will be taught on toned paper, so you’ll need either grey or tan, I don’t care which.
- A few tools….
- a grid (I just purchased this one, this one, and this one, and will have a recommendation once I compare all three)
- a tsquare and triangle (these are small ones)
- a divider
- a rolling ruler
- a TruAngle
- perspective shapes, because you’ll learn more by having your own rather than just looking at pictures of them
- some kind of sketchbox to keep everything in
- A membership at Paint My Photo. It’s free to be a member there – but I set up a monthly donation for myself since I really appreciate their site and use it regularly! Some lessons will refer to photos there, and I want to leave the images on their site, not mine – so you’ll need to have an account to go see them. And some homework will send you there too!
to the 12 winners of the recent giveaway! Prize packs are going in the mail Friday if all goes well….watch your mailbox!
- Doris Royal
- Michelle Johnson
- Jiaying Shen
- Joan Ercolini
- Julie Lucas
- Cathy Rocca
- Deborah Ulam
- Lisa Bottjen
- Martha Lee
- Karen Conolly
- Sylvia L Meredith
- Karen Nelsen