Are you staying warm? At least here in Iowa there is exciting basketball to view ....and the never ending TV sports venue of football championships, a little Aussie tennis and way too much in the political arena. Glad for the days getting longer.
In preparation for our upcoming workshops, I'm working on some samples. I showed you an earlier struggle and today I have another challenge. I promise I will follow up with both solutions after our DSM presentation. Working through the constraints will make me a better teacher! Right?
For the transparency workshop, we're going to make a table topper from the book's Crispy Wonton block pattern. I need 5 solid values and a background. Seems like my selection of greens is the largest so a good starting point.
|Six solid values plus a dark green background.|
|Auditioning six values on a print that are|
perfectly coordinated with the values.
Too much competition for the focus blocks.
|Now it's seven values on a black background.|
|.....on a white/black graphic nondirectional print|
|....on a small grey houndstooth print|
|...on a light nondirectional text print|
|I decided on the houndstooth print and subtracted|
the two values that are pulled up.
They seemed too close in value to the others.
|The ultimate decision!|
|Yes, ombre fabric can work very well!|
This McKenna Ryan fabric seems to
represent four values.
|First attempt with transparency overlap.|
|Different arrangement with the same blocks.|
Seems a bit confusing. Have to work on it.
A photo is very helpful.