• Sharon Prigan

Interchangeable Landscape Tutorial 2

Following on from yesterday we will now begin our layout.I had said to cut out a number of pieces in different colors from each pattern shape.


These are building blocks for creating a landscape.


Creating color sets of fabrics
Creating color sets

The first thing I do is create color sets using all of the pattern shapes. I don't do this randomly, I could but I prefer for each set to be a landscape in itself. I have created a few examples.


Ocean


Ocean
Ocean


Skyline


Skyline
Skyline


Winter sky and mountains


Winter sky
Winter sky


Snowy sky and mountains


Winter snow
Winter snow


Colors for a beach or a desert - depending on what we add or substract.


Beach fabrics
Beach

Desert


Desert
Desert

A different desert


Western desert
Western desert


Mountains


Brown hills
Brown hills

Different mountains.


Green fabric mountains
Green mountains


This is just a small selection. When creating a large landscape I cut more color selections and lay the sets down on the table.


For the sample piece that you are going to make for this tutorial you need to lay the A4 sized fabric base down on the table and begin playing.


The skyline should be a piece anywhere between 1/3rd to a 1/4 of the page size. Lay that down and then choose pieces from your color ranges working down the page laying each piece over the previous one.


The first piece- a pale blue skyline and then a grey cloud or mountain.


Plae blues
Pale blues

Adding different shapes and shades, still working in pale blues and greys.


Different shades
Different shades

Adding more shapes


Adding pieces
Adding


A very soft tranquil sealine going up to a pale blue skyline.


Nice but a bit soft and boring. I am still experimenting.


Soft seascape
Soft seascape


Now comes the fun. I "interchange" pieces to get a different effect. A deeper turquoise skyline is swapped with the pale blue.


Interchainging colors
Interchanging colors

Now the skyline is too dark and does not balance with the rest of the landscape.


The sky is too dark
The sky is too dark


I choose darker mountains and add them.


Swapping mountain shades
Swapping mountain shades


Better but not there yet. All the colors have to be given a darker, deeper layer of shading. If I had a color pencil I would shade over some of the fabrics.


Deeper colors added
Deeper colors added


I swapped some out and added more from my selections on the table.

Placing a matte board over the landscape lets me see the perspective of the piece.


Matte board for perspective
Matte board for perspective

I am happier with it now.


Next I will make more color choices and show how I interchange to achieve different results.

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