An initial idea can be turned into a line drawing, which is used as a pattern. To make a dress a pattern is used example . A full size pattern is also used to make a stained glass object as it shows the size and the shape of each piece of glass (or other material).
Stained glass patterns are essentially line drawings
This is a pattern drawn by an artist and alongside is the completed stained glass window
The black lines have a unifying effect, enhance the colours and, as shown below, prevent colours clashing. Notice in the image on the right that the colours appear significantly brighter, more vibrant and pure.
To find out more about designing stained glass click here
To find out about the history of stained glass click here
COLORIZING LINE ART PHOTOSHOP Colorizing line art is really very simple: Start out by switching to RGB color mode, create selections inside your line art, and then colorize the selections on layers
There are many websites which provide free colouring pages/line art - click here for links to some of them The new web page also has a link to information about how to use the computer to colour black and white images