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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Some of the exercises

I made the first three exercises – a grid drawn and coloured with paint program. This is an easy and rather fast way to make several examples out of the same basic design.

the basic grid:
with big value differences – and the black/white version afterwards

concentrating on warm and cool colour, trying to create spatial differences.
working with saturation, trying to create luminosity, the inherent light.

Well, even knowing the principles, it is not so easy to put them to work. Judge it for yourself if they reached the aim or not.


  1. I'd like to encourage you to do it. It makes fun - and with the computer you can change the colours so easily.


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