Study color, shading, composition, value.
That’s what I’ve been doing with this website. Please take a look at it and see if you don’t agree with me. It’s http://dailypainters.com
Take this black dog, for instance. Notice there isn’t really that much black involved in his body. That’s what I’ve been studying! Look at all the blues, lavenders and purples.
And can’t you just see a rug designed with this image in mind? Look at the color!!!
I’ve always wanted to hook a self portrait. Studying these paintings would sure help with the color selection. And the general understanding of where to place the values on your face.
Again, look at all the colors in her face. Not flesh toned at all.
How about backgrounds? This could be hooked with a great spot dye!
And there are quite a few basic mandala shapes we could incorporate into rugs! And each one is a great lesson in color planning.
I hope everyone enjoys the site as much as I do. If you sign up, it will be delivered every day in an email.
Is it just me or do all of you see rugs in everything you look at? It gets kind of weird, actually. LOL
I finished the little heart hooking this afternoon. Haven’t taken a picture yet though. And I forgot to sew around it before I hooked it so I haven’t cut it out yet either!
Have a great evening…