Today Carla assigned me an extra assignment. No, not for being bad, just needing to be more challenged. She wanted me to take some of my doodles from the first assignment & try to use them, stretch my brain a bit more.
I started with my trash basket from my studio.
Below is the sketch it inspired.
Below is another doodle I did, combining different styles of feathers.
This is the result. I did stretch in ways I seldom go. I did a little bit of marking for the straight lines, & I did a cross hatch marking in the background to have points to cross when I was doing the free-motion lines.
The perfectionist in me isn’t happy with the irregularities in the design, yet the artist in me says it’s OK. When I teach students, especially in my Threadplay classes, I encourage them to not get “too perfect”. I think when we make designs too perfect, they become somewhat sterile, & looks digitized. I prefer to have some irregularities, it makes the art work more human.