As I’m getting ready to head to Canada, I won’t be able to make my class quilt on time…. I should have decided on a sketch, values, colours, and be pulling out fabrics by now, but I won’t be home for the last lesson. So….. I’ve decided that I can spend more time playing with designs and values and cropping and stretching and whatever comes into my head…. and be ready to sew something really original when I get back.
Here are three sketches I’ve done, based on my street photo. In the first, I just added a bit of the other side so the road doesn’t lead your eyes out of the picture.Two and three are derived from those drawings I made by slicing the sketch up and rearranging the pieces. I’ve added more houses in them as well, and they are becoming a lot less “photographic”.
I’ve just been using watercolour pencils to do the shading…. pretty basic, but it’s starting to get my mind working on different ways to use values.