For exercise 1 I copied a Theo van Doesburg. At first it looked boring, but then I realized… how it is not. I think what makes his piece is how the moderately bold lines fight with your eyes to move off the page in 2 directions (left or right) from three different spots.
The original piece:
And since we are probably supposed to figure out how to put some color in our sketches…
and a screen shot of some of that fancy coding stuff we get to learn: