Jeannie Hunt

Artist and Bookmaking Teacher

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ducks in a row | ducks in a circle

At first, I wasn't getting a perfect pattern and couldn't figure out what I was doing wrong...

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Then I watched the first demo video again and realized the problem. I changed the scale to 50% and here is my first pattern--stripes of ducks marching in opposite directions...Not very exciting, but for a total beginner, the excitement is in the process, not the outcome. 

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Next I needed to find a contrast. Instead of ducks in a row, I tried putting 4 ducks in a circle (beak to beak).

Now my "dot" was bigger and more complex.

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Now, more interesting negative spaces appeared. Here it is bleow. The white wings now appear like googly eyes and the ducks are barely visible, unless you look for them.

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Lastly, I tried moving every other stripe of "circled ducks" to the right, by a distance of 1 duck. Here it is below:

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