Sunday, February 23, 2014

Daily Commute Doodler

How clever is this guy, October Jones, who doodles images inspired by the people around him on his daily commute! Great choice of the clothing the others wear to inspire him! Love the Where's Wally, Wile E. Coyote and Roadrunner together and The Hulk.
Wile E. Coyote and Roadrunner
Where's Wally

Winnie The Pooh in the morning
The Hulk
Pringles Man
Mickey Mouse


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Beatice Coron

In awe of Beatrice Coron's work! She creates magnificently intricate pieces of art by cutting silhouettes from paper in delicate patterns. Such detail! I love the cut outs, and the style in her books. I seem to be drawn to the cut-outs with hot-air-balloons in them and zentangle-like patterns, almost a Jasper Morello style. She uses her technique across other media, such as metal, to create some great public art too, such as benches, murals, fences etc..

The cut outs:
Her books:
DIY paper skirt based on this one

Friday, February 14, 2014

Em's Collage Portrait

I had a go at collage with my arty crafty mother in law. We didn't start with anything easy and went straight to doing a portrait. Although we found it challenging we had some great outcomes. We worked together to create this image using a picture as reference and ripping pieces of magazines to create all the different tones. We did an upside down contour drawing to get the initial shapes concentrating on the shapes and tones and not what it should be (a face, nose etc). Then concentrated on the different tones in the face.

It was lots of fun and having a collection of different colours from magazines on hand saved us from having to search through magazines for the right colours. We soon learnt not to be too precious or exact with it and became relaxed. We were worried about how it was going until we had the main facial features on and scared about doing the eyes as we knew how important they were going to be. But what we have done (looking at the shape) has worked awesomely. We were surprised with some of the outcomes for example, the nose, which we thought wasn't working until we stepped back and were impressed with what we had done. You really have to keep looking at it from a distance or blurring your eyes to see how it is doing rather than always looking at it up close. It's all about the Gestalt theory. We are both keen to do more collage and already have some ideas.

Anastassia Elias is a great collage artist I have blogged before.