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From School Teaching to Art and Craft Representative I have learned that I love to teach Art & Craft and see the joy that discovering their creativity brings to people's faces. I live in Queensland Australia & love the laid back lifestyle and the crazy Aussie sense of humour.

I share my art and craft adventures, products and knowledge on my blogs creativedoodlingwithjudy.blogspot.com & celticknotswithjudy.blogspot.com

My favourite trend? Teaching those who think they have no artistic or creative ability to discover they have.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Decorating a Celtic Knot - Colour, Patterns & Shading

Decorating a Celtic Knot
 
 Colouring, Shading and adding Patterns
 
This celtic design has 4 strands. I have used 2 different patterns on 2 strands, and different colours on the other two stands.
 
Colour
The purple strand I have added extra colour where the strand goes under another, making the purple darker to look like a shadow is being cast.
The outside strand need no such shading.
 
Patterns


STEP 1
Decorate one strand with a diagonal line going in 1 direction
 
STEP 2
Decorate the other strand with diagonal lines going in 2 directions.
 
These patterns are simple and detailed examples of the same pattern. It makes each strand look different and therefore the crossing of the strands are not lost to the pattern.
 
PENCIL SHADING
I used the same method of shading as I did in the last post, adding pencil to the under section of the crossover to make it look like a shadow has been cast. You can use a blending stump to give a softer look to the shading if you like.
 

The Celtic Knot I used above is 1 of the outlines you can find in my New Book
 
 
Here are some more of the 120 designs.
 
 
 
 
Printed Book Release
My book is already available in digital format on Etsy. I have now added a printed version of the same book.
 
Anyone who buys any of my books, digital or in printed form over the Easter Weekend from Friday 3rd until Monday 6th April, can receive 4 Free Designs from my next book.
 
As time zones differ around the world and Australia is a little ahead of many nations, I am keeping this special offer available for an extra day in Australian time so that other nations receive the offer for the whole Easter break.
 
Order Now to receive this special offer.
 
To purchase a book you can access my Etsy Store: HERE
 
Bye for now. Thank you for visiting my Blog.
 
 
 
 

 

Friday, April 3, 2015

Decorating Celtic Knots - Shading with Pencil

Decorating a Celtic Knot & Shading with Pencil
 
 
This celtic design has 2 strands. I have used the same pattern with both strands, but because only one side of each strand is decorated the under and over weave is easy to see. Also the little curved lines in the pattern & the centre line, are going in different directions when they cross over another line and this also accentuates the under and over weave. Shading with pencil also gives the perception of depth.
 
Pattern Method:
 
Step 1. Draw a line in the centre of each strand.
 
Step 2. Draw curved parallel lines along one side of each strand all around the design.
 
Shading Method
To shade the knot design I have used a 2B pencil & a blending stump.
 
Step 1. Shade on the strand that goes underneath to form a shadow.
 
Step 2. With a blending stump blend the pencil to give a softer appearance to the shading.
 
 
The Celtic Knot I used above is 1 of the outlines you can find in my New Book
 
 
Here are some more of the 120 designs.

 
 
 
 
Printed Book Release
My book is already available in digital format on Etsy. I have now added a printed version of the same book.
 
Anyone who buys any of my books, digital or in printed form over the Easter Weekend from Friday 3rd until Monday 6th April, can receive 4 Free Designs from my next book.
 


 
My Etsy Shop is: HERE
 
I wish you all a very Happy Easter.