Shadows transform shapes into forms. It is more than a darker space, it has 4 attributes that good artists will consider. Each are demonstrated in this video. (5 min. 02 sec.)
There are 4 steps to shaping and fitting tesserae with your wheeled nippers, and they are essential to making good mosaics. All 4 steps are demonstrated in this video. (6 min. 43 sec.)
Some of the most appreciated mosaics in the world are on walls. Whether it's a modest backsplash or giant mural, the artist has to know how to make the project workable, hide seams and beat gravity. You will learn all of these and more in this video. (10 min. 29 sec.)
In 2 dimensional art we present form with shadows, highlights and perspective, but you can't use shadows and highlights without gradients. So, without gradients there is almost no form or illusion of the 3rd dimension. This video shows you how to do that even with a small color palette. (5 min. 36 sec.)
Grinders are inexpensive but return a lot of creative options and save a lot of time. This video details the ways to get precise shape and fit, and discusses the hardware choices. (6 min. 3 sec.)
There are some things you cannot cut with nippers. Also there are some letters and numbers that have enclosed areas that need to be removed. There is a special technique for enclosed areas. All is covered in this video. (8 min. 4 sec.)
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