Kraken Blog – More Shading

Adding more shading, you can see that in many ways, you are destined to work with the darkest(deepest) stipple-dots you created when you first began your piece.  The initial dots were done with my original tool, just sharpened, while the subsequent work was done with the Coulter tool (see tools section). It will take a few more pieces before I am familiar with this new tool and can master it’s subtleties. with an angle of approximately 20 degrees going to an incredibly sharp and hard point, this tool will pierce paper effortlessly and create a dot on a piece of ivory with little trouble.  Experience will allow a subtler initial stipple-dot so shading can be made more realistically. Click here for a larger view

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