4th Quarter Studio Challenge

It’s a bit early I know, but it was either that or a bit late! All our challenges this year have been on the theme of colour. Ruth’s challenge for the first quarter focused on Colour Theory, and we learnt about the colour wheel, hue, value and intensity.

colour wheel by LynAnn’s 2nd quarter Challenge was to upload a photo to different Palette generator websites to create a colour scheme to work from.

scshot 2 cropMarilyn’s 3rd quarter Challenge expanded on this and the challenge was to use dyeing or blending to create the colours the palette generators suggested.

2015-06-17 14.30.08-1So, what’s my challenge going to be for the 4th quarter? Well, after all the very colourful previous challenges and entries, I thought how about ‘no colour’ i.e. grayscale. Then I remembered Teri had messaged us with a suggestion about a study in shades and tones, and she sent us this link: http://www.mccallsquilting.com/blogs/blog/2015/07/16/that-cat-a-visit-with-pam-lincoln/

So that’s when I thought ‘Monochrome’ would be better than ‘grayscale’, it’s similar, and limiting enough to really be a challenge and get the brain cells working, but also has lots of scope for potential.

It’s upto you how you interpret it, and how far you take it. For example, you could use some of the things we learned in the first quarter and choose a colour of wool to make tints and shades by blending it with various amounts of white and black wool.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOr you could use photo editing software to colourise a photo:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThen upload it to a palette generator site:

pallette fxAnd use the palette to create a monochrome piece of felt or fibre artwork, or maybe even have a go at blending or dyeing the shades from the palette too. Those are just a few ideas, but simply the challenge for this quarter is ‘Monochrome’. Have fun!

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19 Responses to 4th Quarter Studio Challenge

  1. Lyn says:

    Oooh! Sounds very interesting Zed – thank you.

  2. Hmm…. I like it, simple yet complex.. πŸ™‚

  3. A great idea. There are just not enough crafting hours in a day πŸ™

  4. ruthlane says:

    Wonderful challenge idea Zed. I look forward to seeing all the creations in a monochromatic color scheme.

  5. Karen Lane says:

    I love monochromatic schemes and I’m keen to get back into felting so this sounds like an interesting challenge and one I can’t pass on!

  6. Teri Berry says:

    Thanks Zed, this is going to be quite a challenge, I don’t know if I can resist adding little pops of complimentary colours! With all the trees starting to turn red, orange and yellow I’m hatching an idea for a triptych panel, one for each colour of a forest scene. Not sure if it will come to anything but it has my felting fingers twitching πŸ™‚

    • zedster66 says:

      Thanks Teri πŸ™‚
      How far you take it and where you end up, is up to you Teri. The monochrome bit could just be blending light and dark shades of each of the colours. I hope you enjoy it though and your idea sounds great.

  7. Marilyn aka Pandagirl says:

    Challenging indeed Zed. It should be interesting to see what results we get. It sounds simple, but like Teri, it will be tempting to add a bit more.

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