Well, she has given us another interesting and growth-producing (I hope) challenge! Who? Why Myrna Wacknov (http://myrnawacknov.blogspot.com/), of course! This time, we choose our subject matter first. Then 1) choose one of the 7 elements of design. What are they? They are 1. Line 2. Shape 3. Size 4. Direction 5. Color 6. Value and 7. Texture
Well, then you choose a composition/format from the list of:
1. Horizontal 2. Vertical 3. Pyramidal 4. Checkerboard 5. Asymmetrical
6. Staggered 7. Frame in Frame 8. Cruciform 9. Cantilevered
10. Radial 11. Floating
Whew! That's a lot of compositional styles to choose from but you can learn more about them all in the book by Marianne Brown titled "Watercolor by Design." Now how
did Myrna know I had this book?!?
So is that all? Nope! Not yet.
Next you choose one color to be a "mother color" a la Stephen Quiller - a color that touches each area of the painting in some way or blends in some way or influences all of the painting in some way to being harmony to the painting.
So I have my subject chosen - a nude figure from my new Virtual Pose cd - I didn't limit myself to one pose but left that open.
Then I pulled the Design Elements and the Compositions/Formats from the box, blindly (after printing out the list and putting them in 2 separate boxes for drawing).
And then I used the last of the watercolor titles I had left in the hat from December's challenge - and pulled 1 for the mother color.
And what did I get?
1. Image : Nude Figure
2. Design Element : Texture
3. Composition: Radial
4. Mother Color: Monte Amiata Natural Sienna (no, I did not buy this color, it was a freebie from Daniel Smith when I bought a lot of other colors!)
I thought, okay, not bad but how does one make a nude figure radial? Thinking some and in my limited way thinking about radial designs from the center outward and came up with this as a starting point: Radial Girls - step 1
Now to see where it goes from here.