Thursday, June 30, 2011
Summer takes flight
In the Sun. The prompt was "Summer take flight". Here are the two pages I did. I took some watercolor paintings I made that I did not like the composition of and cut them up and glued them on to these painted pages. The lettering was done using a paint brush dipped in acrylic inks.
Another really cool blog I just discovered has a My Monthly Mojo feature. This month she interviews Kelly Kilmer, which I'm sure if you've read my blog you will have heard me talk about her online art class.
In this Monthly Mojo, Sarah talked about using photographs, perhaps ones that you don't necessarily like in your art. This scrapbooky collage was made using an old photo that I had extras of. Here's another one in which I put a hand carved stamp on top of the photo.
Where does creativity come from? Well, I think that when working with collage a lot of it involves just taking elements that you have experimented on and playing with them to find new and inventive ways to combine them. A lot of my inspiration comes from nature, especially flowers, fruits and trees. I also enjoy colors and seeing how colors interact with each other. Seeing other people's artwork inspires me too.
Another fun thing I'm going to do is the 30 Days of Get Your Art On... make art for 30 days straight!
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