I’ve owned a small number of Copics for about three years now, but had done so little with them, I was beginning to think I’d wasted my money. I took a couple of face-to-face classes, and they were good, but once I got home, I’d forgotten what I’d learned.
Earlier this year (January, I think) I stumbled across a site called Kit and Clowder. I’d seen the site before, but felt like it wasn’t for me as they were all paid classes, and well, you know. YouTube.
But this time they were offering a free class, so I decided to give it a go. I’m so glad I did. I found I was actually able to understand what I needed to do, and could play the videos over and over again if I wanted or needed to.
In February, I decided to give the Create and Learn classes a go, as they are low-priced. If you want to know more, go here.
I’ve since joined the Elements of Nature class, and will soon be joining the Skin and Hair class. (I told hubby he’s giving it to me for my birthday in July!)
I have just finished the May Create and Learn Markers class (there’s also classes for pencils), and wanted to share the results with you. I can tell you categorically that four months ago I could not imagine doing anything like this. My colouring has progressed at a rapid rate since I started taking the classes at Kit and Clowder. Alyce Keegan (the owner) is an amazing teacher.
Was it easy? No, it wasn’t. Did I learn much? Yes, heaps!! There is literally hours of work in there, but geez, I did that!!! I simply cannot believe that I now have the skill to create something like this.
I’ve also gotten back into freehand drawing thanks to Alyce’s videos. (I’ll keep that for another post.)
Without trying to sound like an advertisement (because this is just my own personal experience), if you’d like to give it a shot, Alyce has two free classes right now. Go to the main page and you’ll find the links there.
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Good for you taking classes. I love the way you colored your creation too.
Thanks so much, Verna. I am really enjoying the classes! Adding to my Copic collection a lot as well. Costly, but worth it.
Wow! Cheryl so much detail here and so much work. Love what you accomplished here as it is amazing.
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Simply amazing Cheryl!!
Thanks so much, Ina!
Thanks so much, Marcelle! I’m amazed I could do that!
I checked a free class too then jumped into hair and skin. I hve most now but no time o do it. I did the Create & Learn with the fireworks and wasamazed I did it LOL. You did a GREAT job, looks like you knew what you were doing!
Haha! Thanks Joyce!
Yes, I’m picking up techniques that I can now use independently. I love the fact the classes are forever, so it doesn’t matter how slow you are about doing them. And they’re always there to go back over if you need a refresher.
I’m about to get back into the Elements of Nature, as I stopped it to attend to family matters and to start (and finish!) my May Create and Learn. I like to complete them within the same month if possible. That’s just me – there are others who are months behind. But that’s the great thing about self-paced classes.
Cheryl I absolutely ADORE your colouring here and I’m so proud of you 🙂 I love that you are challenging yourself and it is showing in your work 🙂 Thank you for your super kind comments – they mean so much to me <3
You are very welcome Alyce. Credit where credit is due – without you and your guidance, I would never have gotten this far.