In my trips to Michaels over the last several months, I have seen the toned gray and toned tan drawing tablets. I think that the look on the colored papers is very beautiful. Plus the addition of the white as a highlight really sets things off. I've been thinking about trying it but I kept from putting it in my basket. I didn't need another distraction AND I have a drawer full of paper already. Really, how much paper do I need to horde? This weekend however, armed with coupons and a search for supplies for a commission, I saw that the gray notebooks had been marked down. So, of course I grabbed one.
Wanting to get back to the dare and using my gray paper, I decided to combine the two and see what happened. I printed out the large template, traced it out onto my paper and got started. I do love the template that Geneviève Crabe created for this week. I had not seen her templates and I think they are really cool. This template made me think of a pinwheel. I tried to work out a way to make my zendala look like a pinwheel but I fell short. However, I think that the zendala came out really great and I'm quite proud of how it looks. I think that I'll be doing more gray paper projects in the future.
After getting the drawing done, I went in and added the white highlights and then shaded. I am so pleased with how it came out. I havent' really worked with white as a highlight much before. I am sure that there are some tricks that I haven't figured out yet, but I'm happy with the final result.
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