When I cane picture canes I tend to doodle them out first. The benefit is you see where all the lines go. If your doodles are similar in size to the face of the cane you’ll make, they’re even good at helping to estimate how much clay you’ll need. And a really good spot to start with picture canes, particularly given how popular they’ve been lately, is with colouring book pictures.
Like the last time, I did this cane with just black and white. Premo!’s Spanish Olive green and gold are another great combination for this cane. White and translucent make good overlay or “ghost” canes. Block colours with enough contrast, basically.
The steps, from the photo:
- A sheet of black, a plug of white
- Cut the white plug into 3 parts and line the space with some of that black sheet. Trim excess black.
- Slice the striped plug almost diagonally, slightly offset. Flip one of the two pieces upside down so that the lines go the opposite way, forming a V when placed against the other part.
- Add some of the black sheet to the centre of the cane and then attach the two pieces back together. Wrap the whole cane in black and trim. Pinch the top end to make the point of the leaf.