Thanks for popping in. It’s GRAY DAY today. The colour GRAY that is. Or Grey – whichever works for you!
Was clearing away the Mandala demos in the SHAC in readiness for next weeks Birthday Marathon on HOCHANDA, and got caught in a shady spot…
You know when you should be doing one thing, but the hands just start doing something else? Well, I was supposed to be filing all the arty bits away for a rainy day, when I came across the mandala where I had masked out the centre and added the wee stamp that always reminds me of our Mark.
Mmmm. I bet you could make this look really layered if you added a little shade, I thought…so out came the GRAY/GREY Polychromos – and I was lost for about an hour.
You just have to see the layers in your mind’s eye, then start to define them.
Gently does it, layer of grey on layer of grey, getting darker as you go, and closer to the lineart with each layer of colour.
Now look for another layer within the mandala pattern…
Now let}s go round the outer edge..
What a difference a little shading makes!
Thank you Tina for the fabulous Mandalas! What a dream to work with.
There’s a set of 12 Polychromos on the Clarity website, a super set of greys and neutral colours you might enjoy if you don’t have the 60 set of Polychromos. In fact, even if you DO have the 60, the little bundle of 12 only duplicates one – my fave Warm Grey No. 2!!
Also, I have figured out what we’re doing next in the SHAC-Shack. it’s Postcard week next week, which suits me down to the ground, since it coincides with the run up to the busiest, long weekend of the year in our HOCHANDA TV calendar. And we won’t be straying far beyond these colours: Grey, light grey, dark gray, darker gray, maybe a little ivory and beige – but that’s it. A real study in shading – one feather at a time. Sounds very relaxing to me…
Stay safe, love and hugs