This is just a quick update before the craziness that is Christmas properly descends!
In some quiet moments I’ve been beavering away at my colour studies. I did quite a bit of planning before starting and decided to work into a sketchbook and the ‘beautifully crafted’ colour resource book which is assignment 3 at the same time.
I’ve been finding making a ‘beautifully crafted’ book that it also practical and technical quite a conundrum. I have a scary feeling that I might yet craft another book at the end of all the exercises.
Another complication I have found particularly difficult to overcome with this part of ATV has been keeping to the brief; colour is such a fasinating subject that it’s easy to while away valuable ‘doing’ hours reading about lapis lazuli and mixing paint pigments.
Then of course there is the issue of finding 3 fabrics that have 4/6 colours . I have lots with 1 or 2 and lots with lots!! Also, looking for something that isn’t 100% patchwork fabric was tricky, especially since I didn’t want to buy any more fabric. I have enough …. or do I?!!
So in the end I selected my three fabrics and dip dyed a khandi paper sketchbook for the assignment submission.
Once the label was dry it made it easy for me to display in the assignment sketchbook.
Now this is where I have the issue with ‘beautifully crafted’. My book is colourful, interesting but still very college sketchbook, in my mind I have a vision of one of those perfectly laid out shiny coffee table books. Umm, needs some more thinking I think.
I’m still continuing with my 2 book approach, it’s nice to have a scribble and a best work book for the exercises as they can be quite messy. Here are the other pages.