|"Flourish" decorative collage.|
Yes, I did swear at my materials about a dozen times before collaging won me over. I think it's the designing of the composition I like so much... that and transparency papers. Part of the construction of this piece consisted of a fight with a single paint brush, glue, humidity, bleeding inks, and my inability to get a zipper to zip the way I wanted it to. Also I was stabbed by a staple from the zipper package. My grudge against the zipper has passed and I'm at peace with my finished artwork.
I really did like this project and I how it turned out. I have some new bedroom art. "Flourish," is the fourth assignment I turned in for Lilla Rogers' Make Art That Sells eCourse. This project was both challenging but still freeing. I struggled with this assignment (less than I expected,) because I wasn't really drawing per-sey, but my designer instincts eventually kicked in for the finished pieces.
Would I keep up with collaging? Yes, but not regularly. I'm trying to integrate it into my illustrations (digitally) more an more. I've come to understand that I'm really more of a draftsman. I am ocationally attracted to abstract pieces, but I really prefer working with recognizable motifs and icons. It's hard to stare down at the raw elements and come up with an attractive way to assemble them. Things don't always tear or fold the way you want them to so plans were frequently changed during my collaging process.
|"He Loves Me" decorative collage.|
Best of luck with everyone else. Keep cool people!