Monday, January 8, 2018

Learning To Color

Since I had some time off over Christmas and the New Year, I decided I would treat myself to some coloring lessons over at Kit and Clowder.   I’m loving it!  Owner and teacher, Alyce Keegan, is an amazing artist and teacher.  She puts so much of herself into her classes and is one of the most encouraging, motivating, and inspiring people I know.  

I have done 2 lessons so far and I wanted to share my finished pieces with you.  The first piece is not really my style but I’m learning that it’s ok to step outside of the box sometimes and it was fun to learn some techniques such as coloring eyes, hair, and skin just to name a few.  Isn’t she pretty?!

Finished Work

The second class focused on coloring fur.  There is a lot of room for improvement here but I’m super happy with how this piece turned out.   It was interesting to learn how to put texture on cookies to make them look more realistic.  Don’t they look scrumptious?!  I bet you are hungry now, lol.

Finished Work

The classes that I purchased were part of a monthly subscription, however, there are still some very good free resources to be found and even a free coloring lesson (Markers 101) that you can grab if you visit the site.  The Markers 101 lesson is a great source for learning techniques such as shading, highlighting, blending, etc. so I highly recommend having a look.  There are also individual classes if you don’t want an ongoing subscription (although you can opt out of the subscription at anytime).  [Sidenote: This is NOT a sponsored post. I just really like what’s offered there and wanted to share it with all of you].

After being home for the past 2 weeks, it's back to work for me tomorrow. I'm so grateful that I have a job that I love to go back to.  I hope you are all doing well and I appreciate you stopping by for a look at my work.


  1. Wow! That is quite an ambitious piece to cut your teeth on and you did a beautiful job on the hair and skin...and everything else for that matter. And I love the mastered the fur and your shading, too! I'm going to have to check out the classes they offer. Thanks for the heads up!

    1. Thanks, Kim. I still have a lot to learn but I'm determined to figure it all out so that I make good use out of my Copics. :-)

  2. Congrats on taking the step to learn coloring Sharon...I have been debating the same too!!!
    Do visit me when you can
    Dr Sonia


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