Thursday, April 17, 2014

First 2 weeks of College Art

Changes have happened as I have started attending Community College. I am taking Business and Art. YAY!

I won't bore you with the business side much as it is still a bit over my head. Instead I bring back Sketchbook Friday!

The first project was a Self Portrait Collage. We were encouraged to bring in magazines, scrapbooking paper etc. I took in a Simplicity Pattern Catalog! I started out by just tearing out any pages that appealed to me, laid them out, then went back to the pile and found more. Much staring at images happened and then I had my rough idea.

The background is a textured white paper, I rubbed colored pencils over it to highlight the motifs.
The the "skirt" area was made from torn green photos, mostly trees, but there is the Aurora Borealis and some moss in the lower left too. I chose to tear out these pieces for a rougher look than just cutting them.

The figure you will notice is from Simplicity 2890 Civil War Corset by Kay Gnagey

Then I cut out a bunch of words that popped out at me and started arranging them. Happy accident with the first layout attempt, the words made phrases, so I tried to make them all work as phrases. I also tried to stick to a more blocky text rather than cursive, but that didn't always work as I was running out of time.

Here it is finished and installed in the hallway, I have art on display!

A larger image of the phrases is bellow the cut, as is my second project.