Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Fall Pumpkins Class, Freebie

Coloring Pumpkins for Beginners Workshop
Tonight I am teaching a private workshop to beginners, and one of the projects we are coloring is this lovely Fall pumpkin image that we shared as a freebie a year ago or so. It was really popular, so I wanted to use it again.

Here is the image once again, and you are welcome to download it and try coloring it in your own workshops. In fact, here is the handout accompanying my class tonight:



It is generic, as I am using a variety of colors, and no two attendees will have the same colors. You can easily adapt any of your own color combos into this project. However, this is a truly beginner project. The lines show you where to put shadows, and the areas are simple enough that beginners should have no problem experimenting.  Note that when teaching beginners, it is sometimes easier to color large images. I have printed the blank picture out to be about 4 or 5 in. wide, so my attendees can have an easy time. This handout is meant to be printed at 8.5 x 11 in. so beginners can really see the image enlarged and understand where to put shadows.

I hope you find this useful. Please use this to teach others!

Certification Updates
We still have a few classes open in 2012. Look in November for our 2013 class schedule. Register now for any of our remaining 2012 classes.

Standard Certification:  
Classes are filling fast, so if you want to register, check out our website for Standard classes:
Oct. 26th Portland OR, taught by Sherrie Siemens

Nov. 2nd Houston, TX taught by Colleen Schaan - Filling Fast!
Nov. 2nd Calgary, AB, Canada taught by Sherrie Siemens
Nov. 9th, Grand Rapids, MI taught by Debbie Olson






Intermediate Certification: There are still a few spaces left in our upcoming classes. Please check out our website for Intermediate classes:
Oct. 27th Portland OR, taught by Sherrie Siemens



Nov. 3rd Houston, TX taught by Colleen Schaan - Filling Fast!
Nov. 3rd Calgary, AB, Canada taught by Sherrie Siemens
Nov. 10th, Grand Rapids, MI taught by Debbie Olson



18 comments:

Sandy said...

Thanks for the tutorial! always a good thing to practice our shadowing! :)

Swr4him said...

Thanks for the freebie and the tutorial. I love your images!

Deonna Bemish said...

Fantastic Freebie and tutorial. Thank you!!!

Margaret said...

Fabulous freebie and tutorial. Thanks so much.

TenSGal said...

Thanks so much for sharing this! It's a wonderful image and tutorial!

marilynwillauer said...

Thank you for the freebie!!! It's always good to get a free one and a tutorial to go with it, WOW!!!

KellyRae said...

OMGosh! Marianne, this is a fabulous handout (and thanks again for sharing the freebie). I would love to see similar handouts/freebies ;-)

Jan Castle said...

Nice of you to encourage everyone with this freebie...thank you!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Josephine Cox said...

Great freebie, thanks for sharing and tutorial on shadowing. Thanks Josie

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Thanks so much for the freebie and even more so for the accompanying tutorial sheet.
Lisa D.

Suze said...

Thank you Marianne. This is brilliant. I tend to learn my colouring with copics by trial and error. Great to have your tutorial to help me along. I came here from Free Digital Stamps but I am going to have a good look around and see what other helpful tips you have.

Marimer said...

Muchas gracias.
Besitos.

Riet Kamstra said...

Thanks for sharing!!!!! Love it!

GrammaBird said...

Thanks for sharing - I just love your work - you are a true inspiration!

Directmailscrapper said...

I teach Copics (yes, I'm certified!) and I would love to share your freebies with my students. But I can't find a way to download either -- just copy and paste low res images. Am I missing something?

Diane said...

Thank you for the image and the tutorial. I love using my copics and the shading is really what makes an image look best. Can't wait to color this one. Hmm, I need some more markers. I don't think orange was something I picked for my everyday use and it certainly is needed for this.

Diane said...

Thank you for the image and the tutorial. I love using my copics and the shading is really what makes an image look best. Can't wait to color this one. Hmm, I need some more markers. I don't think orange was something I picked for my everyday use and it certainly is needed for this.

txexperiment said...

Lovely image and great tutorial. Thanks for sharing!