I decided to do a monochrome portrait collage piece, using newspapers and magazines of my daughter, she is full of personality and another creative soul.
This is the original photo which I turned to black and white in Photoshop to give me a better guide of tones and shades.
Materials used for collage, I would recommend a sharp pointed scissors as it makes it a lot easier.
Initial sketch in graphite pencil. I really should have done a simple sketch but I got a bit carried away and put in more detail than what I wanted to. A bit unnecessary since it will be getting covered up with the different papers.
Lots and lots of layers of torn and cut pieces of the newspapers and magazines.I found the magazine papers had the deepest black and the brightest white which I used for added definition. I left the background in the graphite pencil as I thought it made the portrait pop more.
Close up of finished art piece.
Another art piece using collage for the iris and white of the eye. Watercolour pencils were used for the rest of the eye, eyebrow and watercolour paint for the skin. This was an lesson from Life Book 2013, guest teacher Kelly Hoering.
Feel free to share your experiences with collage. As always comments are welcomed and encouraged, thanks.
Until next time, happy creating!