I ditched the idea of doing the 'collage/assembly' bit digitally. My scanner and tablet stink, and it felt like I was climbing a mountain of slush (much like our NH weather this week!).
Will I change my mind again about this process? Maybe.
Am I REALLY done. Nope. Now I have to figure out how to photograph my work, ieee!
But is it progress? Yes. I think I'm on the right path. I like how things look. I'm moving forward. On to the next piece!
I've been trying to translate my baby beets art and my experiments with mixed media into a piece for a gallery show. It's much slower to work this way. I'm new to all of the cutting, gluing, and generally working in a non-linear way.
I'm getting close to done. At least I think I am...
I had an awesome time today painting a few of these germs I sketched last fall for Illustration Friday. I've wanted to loosen up and combine other media with my gouache for some time now, and this is the first time it felt natural and fun. The above germ is gouache, pitt-pen (ink), a little collage (nose), and colored pencil. He was my favorite of the three.
This guy was gouache, micron-pigma, and colored pencil.
And this dog-germ was just gouache, colored pencil, and crayon (Thanks for sharing Miles!).
I really enjoyed this, and will try it out on a more complex (non-spot) illustration. I actually felt lightheaded after I stopped, I was so excited by the possibilities. I think I need to bring back the colored pencils from the basement. That was my old medium of choice and it's nice to think that they could still have a place in my work.