Friday, August 5, 2011


I was so inspired by the shadows attached to the teapot, that I decided to print out the photo & cut it out to produce a STENCIL & a MASK
Carefully cut out around the shape & the shadow with a craft knife or scalpel.
Using the stencil (the piece left) I drew around the shape.  I am not a lover of shape; I much prefer marks & texture.  I randomly drew 5 interlocking shapes with my Derwent Tinted Charcoal pencils, which I have so fallen in love with that I have ordered a tin of 21 from eBay, cost 15 quid, bargain!
I then used my BURNISHER to go over all the lines, this intensifies the subtle colour of the charcoal
Using the BLENDER pencil I have pulled the colour of the charcoal out around the edges to give this wonderful smudgy effect.  My Fabriano journal paper is not white but a nice buttery colour & I have enhanced to colour of this image in Picasa, because I wanted to do this:-

This is the 2 pictures above combined in Picasa under collages.  I offset the pictures by cropping & now have a drawing that shows depth, look how the charcoal colour has been highlighted, wonderful pencils!
This will be part of this months stitched textile - come back soon for some more ideas
Dale is at the Perth show working very hard for a few days, so I am not expecting any posts but you never know as she is so prolific

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