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Opposites

Hey everyone!

This is my very first class on Skillshare and I already know it won't be the last one!

Despite the title of the class, I started off my first project with black china ink. I was feeling down (we all have bad days) and decided to go with the flow of it and express that. So here's my alphabet and my scribble.

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The subtle variation of black and grey are not obvious on the picture, but my scanner did a good job at picking up those varations. I actually didn't vectorise my alphabet and used Pixelmator to separate each letter and compose my piece. And here it is...

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I feel like it really gets the message across... Allowing my dark cloud of frustration to come out really helped me to feel lighter so I carried on with a more cheerful project.

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As I don't have a light box I used my ipad to backlit my paper like one of the classmates did. Indeed it's not great but it did the job. I didn't trace the letters but painted them directly. I used the same technique with the other elements.

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Et voila...

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I love books! My secret dream is to get locked in a bookstore after opening hours and spend the night reading and browsing. I also love gardening, which is something I recently discovered. What I am really surprised about is how successful I've been at growing vegetable and how much pleasure I get out of it. I haven't got a garden yet but I'm doing the best I can with my 4 square meters city allotment.

I ended up not using the leaves, I found the watering can was way cuter!

Thanks for watching,

Marie

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