Del wrote:The Steam Punk Fairy is BRILLIANT chilli.... see... I told you shading was fun. It doesnt leave any scope for mistakes this wood burning though does it.
Seriously... if thats your first "attempt" at shading.... wow! Cant wait to see what else you "attempt".
That was honestly the first time I have attempted a picture with shading. The other stuff I have done was really all silhouette work - just dark n light..... or writing. I did the pic a small area at a time (like the boots for example) and then I had to try and work out how I was going to get the shade I wanted in that area. I had a small piece of scrap wood next to me to practice a few lines of the shading each time, then just dived in. You're right though - no room for error. A lot of fun though and I find it very calming