Friday, 30 September 2011

Aid to getting your light scorce in colouring

you will need a scrap of acetate and marker pen
draw the lines as shown in image
i used the right angle lines on my cutting mat

here i have over laid it onto a stamped image
as you will see the light scorce is coming from the right
this can be moved around to any angle left right top bottom
you choose

(example)-the blue arrows show where the light will hit
this is where you will start with your  lightest colour
be it Spectrum Noir ...Crayons... or water colour paints 
after a while  you wont need to use the aid
 its a great way of learning to get  a 3d effect from you stamped images
thank you for popping by today
hugs linda xxx
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Catherine said...

Thank you for this Linda - I always try to imagine where the light will hit an image but doing it this way should make it much easier.

Catherine x

Susan Glennnie said...

thats great i all ways struggle with me light and where to shade thanks so much for this x

Pam Leng said...

Thanks for this Linda, unfortunately colouring is not my strongest point, tried to find workshops to no avail, so your tutorials are great

Pam xx