Shading and Blending Pencil lines with a Clay Shaper
I watched a YouTube video on working with colored pencils last week. The artist (sorry I didn’t make note of the artist) used a Clay Shaper to shade her graphite pencil lines. It’s been on my mind and I needed to give this technique a try before I forgot it.
Today was the perfect day. Our every other Tuesday ZenDoodle get together at Random Arts was cancelled – my 5 year old Granddaughter started Clay Camp this week (3 hrs every morning for a week!) – AND I just happened to have those Clay Shapers in three sizes in my Sculpting Tool Box.
For this project: I cut a scrap piece of mixed media paper into bookmark size (2″x6″). I glued on a picture of a jewelry pendant and some random jewelry dangles I cut from a travel magazine (using Elmers glue stick). Then using a No 2 Copic Multiliner and a soft lead pencil I proceeded to doodle. Fun. I’ll put a quote on the back, add a ribbon, laminate it and abandon it at the local library (see Art Abandonment).
These are the various stages (I finished the bookmark by inking the edges with a Black Memento Stamp Pad):
|Began with picture of pendant|
|Added Dangles and minor lines|
|Finished shading using the clay shaders|