One of the great things about taking a class is that you get to learn from everyone around you. In my class with Rosalie Dace, she was very good about going around the room and coaching everyone. And she didn’t mind eavesdropping, so I overheard quite a few good tips.
I thought you’d enjoy seeing how some of my classmates tackled their black and white exercises. Each one started with a single shape that was then altered, multiplied (maybe) and explored at least three more times.
When Stephanie alternated the values in her shapes she got something that looked almost like a rib cage.
Olan cut his very exact shapes with an exacto knife.
Mary’s sharp triangles morphed into a large flower.
Lisa used her engagement ring as a jumping off point. Thus, the curves, which emulated her oval stone.
Kenna did an awful lot with a basic triangle.
And look what Cathy did with the same shape.
Annemarie’s composition seemed pretty basic at first, but wait until you see what she did with it.
More triangles. Betsy used very sharp ones. Almost like thorns.
What a lot of diversity! These little sketches turned into some really awesome quilts.