[image_with_animation image_url=”10104″ alignment=”center” animation=”None” box_shadow=”none” max_width=”100%”] Take a color or a black and white photograph. Cover it with a sheet of tracing paper, or flip it over and hold it up to the light so you can see the image. Use a thick black felt tipped pen to outline the main shapes. Your goal is to simplify the image to a minimum number of shapes. Overlook small details. This exercise will raise your awareness of shapes, and how they interlock. This practice will also improve your composition skills. [image_with_animation image_url=”10106″ alignment=”center” animation=”None” box_shadow=”none” max_width=”100%”] Benoit Philippe Thank you for sharing your work! I love seeing these artworks online. People who post to Instagram or on Facebook will be eligible to win prizes (see details). No matter where you post, tag us so we can find it. #seattleartistleague #salchallenge #composition #stainedglass The June SAL Challenge: Creative exercises once a day for 30 days.