In the second week Marie has been showing us the principles of shading & how to make a small wallet for keeping our tiles in.
I had to improvise a little making my wallet: I used coloured cardstock instead of double-sided patterned paper & a velcro strip instead of a Tombow Fastener Tab.
Through Marie's teaching I'm learning how varying the softness/hardness of the graphite pencil used gives different results when shading. I've been quite astonished by how effective the graphite shading is in adding dimension & life to the tangles especially when combined with inked shading techniques (as in the Coil tangle around the Fishnet top right below).
|tangles: Coil, Nzepple, Star Snail, Tipple, Triangles, Tripoli|
I used TanglePatterns String 002
The full realization of this hit me when I set myself the task of using ONLY inked shading techniques in the next tile. I was rather suprised how difficult I found this to do for I kept reaching for the pencils & the limitation of using ink alone actually hampered me in my choice of tangles. Proof really to me that I'm not so frightened of pencil shading any more - a significant milestone to reach.
|tangles: Crescent Moon, Cubine, Fricle, Knightsbridge, Msst, Skistel, Tipple|