Make Your Mark!

“Bright LightDappled LightCasting Shadows”

—Sharla R. Hicks, 2016

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Hibiscus

Introduction:Shade and Shadow in Nature

In patterning, as in nature, shading is unsurpassed in its ability to delineate shapes, patterns, and forms. It is the ultimate tangle enhancement and usually added last. Shading’s finesse offers the opportunity to express context, content, and emotion.

The key to understanding the shadow nuances is close observation. Bring the synergistic power of visual vocabulary and memories together by carefully labeling the light conditions and their effect ...

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