Shading Technique
This is the same technique as you'd use in watercolor pencil work, charcoal work, or putting on makeup!
Draw the lines, smudge then, then finish up!  Everyone has a slightly different shading technique.  Develop your own!


Start with henna lines.

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Make some more fine, wispy lines.  A mylar cone is excellent for this work!

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Smudge the lines by rubbing them with a bamboo skewer or toothpick, or anything else you like.  You can get a smoother smudge if you dip your smudger in water.

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Go back in with henna lines and get it just the way you want it.

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