Happy Friday, everyone! If you’re off to a fancy party this weekend, I hope you look as amazing as this Prima doll! If you’re at home in pjs like me…enjoy a little lesson on shading fabric!

Shading Fabric with Copics

Fabric folds give lots of people fits – it billows in and out of the light so much that it can be hard to figure out where to put the darks. This is a quick overview of a way to think through the lighting – watch the video below or click HERE to watch in HD on YouTube!

If you pick up this stamp – you can use the sketches below to try this yourself! Or pick another stamp you have and make yourself a stamped cheat-sheet on scratch paper, and store it in your stamp pocket (I use these and LOVE them) for use later on! This one shows the lighting from the upper right as shown in the video.

Sandy Allnock - right light

And this is the opposite direction, lighting from the upper left. Shading fabric doesn’t have to be difficult, it just takes some practice!

Sandy Allnock - left light

NOTE: I get asked over and over and over (and over) about why I have washi tape on my markers. Honestly, it is only to mark them as my own when I go to crops or classes. I’m about to remove the tape just to stop the questions, even though I’ll lose markers because of it….it’ll be pricey, but anything to keep the questions to a dull roar. LOL. If you have other questions about stuff, try the FAQ page before asking – it’s likely I’ve already got it answered! 🙂

PS Don’t forget the giveaway HERE!


If there are stamps that you think would make a good lesson on shading fabric, leave me a link in the comments – if I get the stamp I’d be happy to include it in my long list of oh-I-can’t-wait-to-make-a-video-with-this!