In today’s video, 3 tips for better tracing.
Before you start though, 2 quick points.
I understand why highlights worry many people. The lines and shadows demand a lot of patience, yet they’re only half the story. Till you’ve put the highlights in, your painted glass – however finely traced – is dull. It’s one-dimensional.
Highlights are the cure – as you can see above.
The problem is, highlights also have a risk. A big risk: if you do them badly, they will wreck your work.
With the heavy use you give your palette knives, they wear out in a year or so. Indeed, ours sometimes snap. What then? The waste bin perhaps? No – like a come-back film star, they have a second life: they make great leading knives.