PEP tangles - my Zentangle Inspired Art blog

Friday, 13 May 2011

MCC Colouring 101 Wk 2 - Spherical Shading

I have such difficulties imagining where shade should be & how to depict it plausibly. This has been the very issue that Glenda has been addressing in the second week of the course. She provided us with exercises with which to practise & then a couple of images (these are copyright to Glenda) with which to apply what we've been learning. Several people have expressed a wish to see more of what I am doing with the MCC Course so I include these. The fish is coloured using Derwent Coloursoft pencils & the Morning Glory flower Derwent Inktense pencils.

Image: Copyright Glenda Waterworth

Image: Copyright Glenda Waterworth


saturated canary said...

I especially love your's like the sun is shining right onto him through the water's edge...very well done!...


Debs said...

Wow these are gorgeous Paula, I love the morning glory. Your shading is fab. Debs xx

GinaA said...

Hi Paula, I love the way the morning glory flowerheads 'pop' off the page and you have the shine on the fish to perfection.
May art teacher once told me that (giving shape with watercolour) it's not the bit that you paint that counts as much as the white gaps you don't colour.
Happy inking

Donalda said...

Girl you are rocking those classes that is for sure. Your coloring is just beautiful. I especially love the flower hon. Gorgeous work dear

Elaine said...

Fabulous Paula!
You've really got the knack of shading/shadows.
I really struggle with it, you are supposed to imagine which side the light is coming from but I just add shadows wherever I feel like adding them..not the best way to go about it!

Love Elaine xx

Debgem said...

Brilliant!! Paula, these are just great. While I think the Morning Glory flowers are so beautiful. It's you fish colouring that really wows me - you've got the light perfectly positioned!!

LouDotMac said...

This is something I tend to really struggle with! But you have got it down to perfection. Those Morning Glory flowers are beautiful, such a rich deep colour in the centre and the petals seem to pop off the page!

Thank you once again for the super kind comments over on my blog - they're really appriciated!! Your eye for picking up detail is amazing!! As for the whole pencil and Sansodor thing.. I simply use a standard twirly Staedtler pencil! LOL. I'm no expert and they have worked for me.

xo Lou.

xxxtglxxx said...

Oooh, these look brilliant Paula :) Love the fish, he looks amazing. The detail on the flowers and leaves look fabulous too.

Both very different pictures, very different styles, but both equally brilliant! :)



PaulaM said...

Oh, Paula - I LOVE the morning glories! WOW - these are so beautiful. You are doing an absolute gorgeous job with this class. I will be visiting you more often, sitting at your feet and soaking it all in. :)

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

WOW!! The shine on the fish is perfect and so is the shading on the flowers. Your doing an amazing job!!