Three more pages done and a chapter on Line read. This time I used India ink and a flat brush for one page:
I was surprised by how long it took the India ink to dry. And I liked how easy it was to change the line with the flat brush. Tip it on edge and you get a fine line, flat and you get a nice plump line. If the bristles clump, lots of little closely spaced lines result. This was a good day. I learned how to get different effects with some of my brushes, and learned it’s not a great idea to mix different orientations on the same page. It confuses the eye too much. From now on I’m going to stick to one orientation a page.
As for the chapter on Line? It took me 2 days to read it. I wanted to take my time, look at the reference pictures and study each one so I could SEE the lines. My eye tends to look for color, and it was a different way for me to look at the pictures. Training my eye to look at pictures/quilts a different way, and learning about design is going to take time, probably the rest of my life. What an enjoyable life I have ahead of me.
As you can tell, I’m still enthused about studying good design principles, and am continuing to do the line pages every day. I won’t post anymore pictures of them though. You must be getting bored of looking at lines on a white piece of paper. Instead, I’ll start posting the results of some exercises.
Have a great weekend everyone. I’ll be back posting again on Monday.