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Old 06-15-2018, 09:48 AM
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I am going to attempt to do a collage quilt wall hanging of my daughter's dog, but the problem is that he is all black.

Does anyone have any tips on how to work through him being all one colour? I've pulled all my blacks/dark greys/dark blues/dark purples but I'm really at a standstill as to where to start. So far, I have the outline drawn on muslin...

I've watched all of Susan Carlson's collage videos and I'm wondering if there is any other that I should be watching.

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Old 06-15-2018, 10:11 AM
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Here is a black dog and many more dogs if you scroll down. May be some helpful links with these dog pics. Good luck. I bet getting started is the hardest. Be sure to post some pics as you get into this project. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/61924563606981628/
 
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to quote Susan: Color is irrelevant

do a search on her blog for how tos ... Kinda hard to get over, but I have seen a quilt on there of black and white dog done in purple and white- Mind blown!
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I have no idea of how to construct it -

but I do have a suggestion for something to look at.

go to jigidi.com - and look at the puzzles featuring animals.

It's interesting to me how my mind/brain "sees" the colors - for example, I think I am looking at a white cat - and it's actually tan or greenish white or grayish white.

On some of the black animals, the shine comes across as "white"
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Old 06-15-2018, 12:18 PM
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There are most likely shadows and highlights on picture of doggie. You might want want to play off that with a photo app if you have one. Enlarge the photo into Black and White. You will see different shades.

The other option is to make the outline and then color with thread painting. Variegated threads work well with this technique.

I would work different black fabrics into the design to help with shading. This sounds like a fun project with a great subject for your model.
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I like that one!!
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Old 06-16-2018, 03:49 PM
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I did one of my black cat. First I drew the outline and then I overlapped a lot of different blacks and some patterned, then thread painted it with a variegated black and white thread. IMHO it turned out great! Have fun and play with it.
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Originally Posted by summitbay View Post
Here is a black dog and many more dogs if you scroll down. May be some helpful links with these dog pics. Good luck. I bet getting started is the hardest. Be sure to post some pics as you get into this project. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/61924563606981628/
Oh I love this! Even the tiniest whiskers are there... thread painted.
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Originally Posted by summitbay View Post
Here is a black dog and many more dogs if you scroll down. May be some helpful links with these dog pics. Good luck. I bet getting started is the hardest. Be sure to post some pics as you get into this project. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/61924563606981628/
Looking at those pictures reinforces just how creative quilters are!
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If you are looking for realism (you want the dog to look like your daughters dog), look at Barbara Yates Beasley website. WOW!!!! She does beautiful work. She lives in Boulder Colorado. If you have a chance to see her or go to her workshop, do it.
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