Happy Boxing Day!
Having eaten way way wayyyyy too much this Christmas weekend
we went for a long walk through the Pantiles
and up to the Rocks in Tunbridge Wells.
The sun was shining, there were lots of families out for a stroll;
it was lovely.
Thought I’d carry on with my angel artwork –
move on to the white work.
This bit take as long as it takes.
You really can’t rush it, can you.
So I started with the biggest ball tool in my tool box
– the No. 6 Pergamano ball tool.
See the really soft shading on the angels’ robes?
Not easy, because it’s quite a large area.
Have to go really gently.
Took blimming ages!!
Then I decided to do their feet and their hair.
Again, this is going to have to be done in 3 or 4 sittings.
Let the parchment rest in between.
NOTE TO SELF:
Should have done the outline of those parts with the No. 2 tool,
so that the line art isn’t so crisp.
It is much more difficult to blend the whitework fill and the lines art if you’ve used the No. 1 tool.
Shaded all the heads, hands and feet with the No. 4 tool
from the Starter Kit.
Then went back over with the No. 3 tool.
Waited half an hour, then went over all the areas again
with the No. 3 tool. Half an hour clearly not long enough.
I could feel the parchment getting ready to crack.
Got to leave it overnight and come back.
At this rate it will turn into a New Year’s card !!!
Ahah! What a good idea!!
Got to go.
Grace’s last evening.
Headed back to the Big Apple tomorrow.
That came and went, didn’t it?
No time for sadness.
Just have to make the most of the time together.
Love & Hugs,