Tuesday, September 18, 2012

10 Shapes, 50 Strokes

No, I haven't regressed since my last post in late June....it may appear so from this study, but it's actually a study done (or an attempt at) using no more than 10 shapes and 50 strokes or fewer.  That's it.  Simplifies things, doesn't it?  No fussing, no decorating, just simple shapes and values.  This was my first try at this type of thing, and I am positive I could have done a better job.  I'm planning to do many of these--to retrain myself to see simply and take care with each stroke.  Liz Wiltzen gets the credit for inspiring me to do this--her post on the topic was back on August 16.  

Tomorrow I'll post my own version of the same scene in a value study done in a dark neutral and using a paper towel:)

And last, I've spent the last few weeks reformatting my blog and overhauling my website...the website transition is not quite complete--I'll let you know when it's finalized, but the blog is finished....for now.  Let me know what you think!

-julie davis


Michael Chamberlain said...

This doesn't look like a regression at all, I love it. You've inspired me to experiment with this exercise. I look forward to tomorrow's post. And your blog looks great!

Laurel Daniel said...

I love this study AND your new logo!!! It's so nice and clean. Your whole blog site looks great!!!

Karen Bruson said...

Love the simplicity of this. It makes the shapes and values so strong. I also read that on Liz's blog. This is inspiring me to give it a try.

Donna Weathers said...

Actually, I really like this! It caught my eye at DPW!

liz wiltzen said...

Hey Julie, love to see you jumping into this exercise. I just spent 4 days in a row teaching it to 93 students on Salt Spring Island, and the results they got were fabulous.

I admire your commitment to growth.

Paint on sister!