Staedtler work fine too...

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Posted by Anne Beltestad on July 10, 2002 at 16:08:07:

In reply to: Sketch first for speed and accuracy, Stabilo and Derwent Aquarellables posted by Catherine Cartwright Jones on July 9, 2002 at 21:07:58:

Since picking up this technique at sirius I have become lazy about
the watercolor pencils. Want to try something symmetrical on the
right hand? Staedtler! Celtic, or any vague sense of symmetry?
Staedtler! It's super fast and doesn't seem to interfere with the
stain. Only trouble is, I feel I may be losing that map-it-out

: : I looked down the rabbit hole and the girl lying on the mat
: : lines on her skin different from the pattern. are theses your
: : lines? did you draw them on , and using what item?
: I quickly lay out the symmetry of a design, circles, centers, lines,
: before I start to henna. Then, I can henna a complex design very
: quickly, and accurately! I use Stabilo or Derwent Aquarellable
: pencils to lay out the design. I either dip the tip in water and
: straight onto the skin, or I wipe a little water on the person's
: If I don't like the way the patterns lay This makes a world of
: difference in knotwork! Speed, symmetry and accuracy come right
: YOu can do far more complex patterns, with a higher degree of grace
: and balance if you sketch first! ( I hate getting halfway into a
: design and finding I've misjudged something crucial!) Cheating?
: Vinci sketched on his canvases first.


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