Lines and planes showing up

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Mark making in general

One of the exercises in Atessa during the textile course was to use no more than 10 lines to describe the planes and lines of a mountain landscape. A good exercise for removing the overwhelm which such a landscape can convey.

It was tricky at first – not to get caught up in interesting colours, details etc, but after a while it gave a totally different way of looking – very fascinating.

An example is here;

And with a value sketch as next step:

And finally a value sketch with four chosen colours:

Being home again, I sat in the bus yesterday on my way to the station, looking out over the beautiful landscape around me and suddenly – wow – a lot of planes, angles and lines – where is my sketch book 🙂 – will be good to work with!

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