Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Studio Friday: 7 Layer Salad
Illustration Friday: Skyline

The challenge: "...using 7 layers to produce a piece of art."
In other words, feel free to use all sorts of materials like paints, paper, fabrics and such to build 7 layers, thus creating a unique texture or piece of art. Idea sponsored by Jo.

Home and the City

I decided to combine challenges from both Illustration Friday and Studio Friday since one offered the theme and the other the process. I used multiple layers in creating this all paper collage image. There are so many here that I can't keep track: glue, paper, paint, glue, paper, paint, more glue...well, you get the idea!

Home and the City version 2

After several hours away from this, I came back and decided to add a white picket fence. I felt it needed a bit more to better show the separation from the country and the city. Oh yeah, and I added a door knob!

22 comments:

michael dailey said...

wow nice collage

mbc said...

Love your concept and your use of materials. Very nice.

claudine hellmuth said...

I love the little house outside the city!

bill zeman said...

like it - great colors and strong feeling to it

Amy said...

Ooh, I love this! Great collage...the colors are fab, very vivid. Awesome illo. =)

benconservato said...

Oh, it is great!
You can really see the textures still, it is a very expressive illustration.
Thanks for your kind comments on my blog as well.

Edric Hsu said...

The added picket fence did the trick alright! Nice collage! :D

Zara said...

Great contrast between the country and the city! Lovely work.

Madamebogg said...

You collage work is amazing! I wish I had the patience to do all the cutting out. And the clearing up afterwards must be a nightmare! Ha ha. Love the wind-up bear too. That is an inspiration. Your blog is fabbo by the way!

himavant said...

Agree! Wish I had the patience. Very inspiring!

flossy-p said...

That looks like it would have been stacks of fun to make! I really like the 2nd one, the little picket fence makes it!

CATRAVEN said...

Fantastic collage work! i really like them both but I think the white picket fence really makes a statement about the separation of home and the city!

Alina Chau said...

beautiful and enchanting city scene!

haze mcelhenny said...

this is a stunning collage. i especially like the 2nd version. the fencing underlines the feeling of being once removed.

carla said...

Great use of layers! I love the colors and the textures. The addition of the fence really nails it! Really nice!

murphy girl said...

wow, these are cool! i agree that the white fence is a good addition. the overall textures and deep colors are really beautiful!

letile said...

great idea to combine the 2- Nice image, I like the patterns that the windows make.

Rrramone said...

moody and nice.

scribblesk said...

Such an entrancing and playfully delightful image! All your layering well worth it!

Jeff said...

Very nice work on these! I love the tactile quality of your work. How much longer can that quiet little house stand up to the encroaching city? Don't give up little house! Don't give up! :o)

Fiestoforo said...

Hey, I liked the combo of designs
Great work
And Sticky man is nice cool!
Rgs
And thanks for your kind words

Natura said...

Your work is so beautiful, love it!!