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Wednesday, June 13

3-Coloured Challenge (Details)

Wednesday evening update: Scribble Picnicers, as you can see, I've not yet completed my piece and actually have only barely begun drawing it. Unfortunately, we had some unexpected news to contend with yesterday which has rather taken my mojo, if you will, so I do apologize. My hope is that perhaps I can submit it here later, maybe tomorrow? Not sure currently. For now, being 10:30 pm here, it's probably best I just get some sleep!

As it is, go glad to see a few of you here. Always good visiting. It seems that this "compelling" challenge turned out to be perhaps too much of the latter though for many of us? Again, my miscalculation. I'd far rather inspire us all to go further than stop in ones tracks or feel overwhelmed. I suppose sometimes things are unnecessarily more complicated than need be. Well, at least the next theme, PLUMP, should be easier, I hope. Hmm, let's find out next week, shall we?  

Oh, and if I get back to the 3-coloured piece (which could end up quite fun), I'll be sure to let each of you know. Thanks again, team!

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Scribble Picnickers, our next challenge is to create any picture you want but only employing three colours! These examples from the German artist/designer, Christoph Niemann, are a case in point.

Note that you can use white for negative space, so if including that, you could potentially have up to four "colours" or three if using only two colours for the piece itself. If doing watercolours or such, shades of any one colour are also fine. The general idea though is for us to think how we can depict something with a very limited colour palette.

One of the potentially compelling things here, is how the negative space (background colour) can potentially interplay with your image, adding extra emphasis than it might otherwise enjoy.

Hope this inspires you? If you are still stuck, I've added a few other samples in the Scribble Picnic Pinterest board. Can't wait to see what we all create. Sign up below when ready.

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    1. I think this will be a perfect theme for you, Rain. :)

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    2. It's funny, usually when I do my watercolours, I use only one colour, mainly a blue and the water gives it so many different shades...but this time I went completely different lol! I love those examples you gave, those are wonderful! And now I can find you on Pinterest!!! :)

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  2. What an interesting challenge, thanks for hosting and with such creativity!

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    1. Hope you enjoy it, Christine. Certainly a different prompt! :)

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  3. That is too neat. Never thought about painting something like that.

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    1. Hey, maybe you'll join us this time, Pam? That would be brill.

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  4. I'm not sure I nailed it here Michael - Mr. Niemann's art is so contemporary and sharp -
    mine more classical I guess. Anyway, it was a fun challenge - looking forward to seeing what the group comes up with!

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    1. I actually think you did a fine job, Mary. It was elegant and definitely mainly three colurs. Well done and thank you so much for being up to this rather more oblique challenge. Very appreciated.

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    2. Aw thanks dear Michael - you are such a gentleman!
      Will reply to your email later today!

      Hugs - Mary

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    3. thank you, me lady. :) hahhaha.

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  5. Not going to make it to the picnic with a drawing again this week, but look forward to checking out what everyone else is doing. Hopefully next time!

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    1. Thanks for letting me know, Jolene. :)

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  6. This was a challenge within a challenge. Love the samples. They remind me of late 50's early 60's textiles. Can't wait to see what everyone came up with.

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    1. Well, clearly, it was too much of a challenge as seen by the low turnout I suppose. Sorry. I thought it would be more compelling vs. challenging. As it is, as you can see, it's 10:25 pm here and I've not completed my piece either which I have only jsut begun to draw. I had hoped to get it doen by now but the last few days have simply had too many things going on that need more attention.

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    2. Just a note - the linky widget expired 9 minutes after I posted and I posted a lot earlier than I normally do, so maybe the time was wrong and it was closed.

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    3. It's meant to expire at midnight MST so that is interesting. Thank you for telling me, Lorraine. Glad you got your piece up here.

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  7. Hi Michael, maybe it wasn't so much of a challenge to people, maybe it just had to do with timing. It's a busy season for lots of people, beginning of summer and all that! I thought it was a great challenge! Can't wait to see what you come up with! :)

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    1. Agreed! June is a Very busy month for me.

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    2. Aw, thank you so much for saying that, Rain, nd yes you are right. Maybe I should do a longer summer break?

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    3. No! Not for me please :)))) I LOVE the weekly picnic!!! :)

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  8. Look forward to seeing what you do with this one Michael!

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