First, of course, I need to transfer the pattern onto the muslin. I use the Light Tracer light box by Artograph and a Micron 02 (0.30mm) ink pen. You can also tape your pattern and fabric to a window and do your tracing that way.
Be sure to click on the pictures to see more detail!
Here I've completed the tracing.
Next I lightly colored in the ribbon and the girl's hair.
Then all of the leaves...........
Next up....I lightly colored in all the the background of the heart.
In this step, I lightly colored in the "glad" heart. So now......time for shading. In this picture you can see that I have done the shading on the left side of the background.
And then the right side.
In this picture you can see that I have done the shading of the leaves on the left side of the girl, while the leaves on the right side are waiting to be shaded. Quite a difference, isn't there?
Here I have shaded all the leaves.
Here you can see that I have begun to shade the roses. Now they start to actually look like roses!
And now all the roses are shaded.
Next I shaded the "glad" heart and then re-shaded all the roses and the "glad" heart with a darker color. I lightly colored her lips.
Here I have begun to shade the hair.
And then shaded again with a darker brown.
Here I have lightly colored her face, shaded the face, added some pink to her cheeks and some ink lines to her hair to better refine it. I've also finished the shading on the doves.
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Have a great day...