Sunday, February 14, 2010

Ginger and feathers

This week, we brought some ginger root to class to draw. Our teacher supplied the feathers, and taught us her "embossing" technique to make the very fine white lines. First, draw the lines with a very hard pencil (6H, as I recall), pressing down to make grooves in the soft paper. Then shade over the lines with a much softer pencil. Even though the lines were drawn with pencil, they appear white when the paper around them is shaded. Fun and easy!

1 comment:

Fig Tree Alley Fiber Arts said...

Cool! Thanks for the technique tip! I like to draw, but this is inspiring me to sit down and do it again.