Sunday, February 8, 2009

playing with paper

I finally got to do collages in my red sketchbook! It's been so much fun, mostly because it's been a very long time since I've played with papers and glue only. I ripped out pages from one of my old National Geographics (that I can't give away) and shredded them to pieces so to speak.2-4-09 Things started pretty simply here, I focused on the eyes, layered with pattern tissue paper and added color pencil when all was dry.2-5-09 Same simple layering here focusing on the forest through the trees... and sparkly dark green tissue paper.2-6-09 I have no idea what this heavy purple paper like material is, it felt kind of like a heavy weight dryer sheet. It was cool to play with bright colors. 2-7-09 Patterning was the focus, not very successful, but success wasn't the goal here.2-8-09 This one was from today and really fun. I painted the background with watercolors and then glued on little "bricks". I've two different types of fur and another texture in the picture here, can you tell what they are?
I taking two days "off" from collages, doodle days are coming as we have dance classes that I want to sketch through... think I'll prep the pages with watercolor tonight.

6 comments:

Gerrie said...

These are gorgeous papers. Very inspiring.

Kristin L said...

I'm going to guess camel and beaver. Nice to see that you are having fun. :-)

Vivien said...

Fabulous!

sukipoet said...

bones or some sort of ancient stones. I love your paper collages. and the combo with watercolor. I just watercolored two pages in my journal. Perhaps I will try some collages like this on top.

Natalya said...

ancient stones, lions and sheep.... in that last collage, thanks for playing!

Plain Jane said...

Happy Valentines Day near natalya!
xo