Everyone’s work sometimes looks a mess. But what matters is what it looks like at the end. For example, the other day, Stephen caught me “softening” some trace-lines, and he was struck by something he saw me do. (Softening is where you lay down a wash or matt on top of unfired trace-lines, then blend gently while the wash is wet. This turns the trace-lines into gorgeous shadows.)
What he saw me do was: he saw me carry on – even though what was on the light-box looked absolutely awful.
“It’s a mess!” – Or is it?
So here’s your video. To see the mess – to see the resolution to the mess – just hit the Play button. Give the video time to load: it’s worth it, because Stephen’s got a point here:
1. If the video isn’t showing, first hit refresh.
2. If that doesn’t work, you can watch it here. You can even download and save it.
3. Click “HD” to watch in high definition (sharper picture, larger file size).
Yes, Stephen makes a very good point: seeing in your mind where you are going.
Me, I’m already back at my light-box. But while you’re here, if you’ve got questions or comments, please leave them below.
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P.S. Lots more on highlighting in these downloads here.