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Color & Composition: Monochromatic Color Scheme

Saturday, January 28th, 2006

For this assignment, I had to go back to the contour drawing that I did in the first exercise:

Then, I had to cut a rectangle in a sheet of paper, 2 1/8 by 2 3/4 inches. Using the box, I had to find the focal point and find an arrangement that pleased me. I came up with this diagonal composition:


Next, I had to enlarge this 400 times to 8.5 X 11 inches:


Then, I needed to do a value run of one color, using the gray value run that I created yesterday:


This was a very useful exercise. I think I did a good job of getting the 7 different values.

Then, I had to trace the design components onto fusing and transfer to fabric and cut them out. The instructions were to use the lightest and darkest values in the focal point and not use them any place else in the design. Here, I am beginning to lay out the design on white fabric that has the design drawn on it:


And here is the final monochromatic composition:


The next exercise is  an achromatic composition so I will be using my stash of black and white graphic fabrics.