Building an Idea – Beware the all seeing god of industry

This one started with the illustration of a lion's head and a load of eye glasses. I imagined the inverted mouth of the lion covered with glasses, as some strange leviathan beast... then I found a bunch of Egyptian images that would become it's beard... the inverted faces seem to be perfect for a beard, … Continue reading Building an Idea – Beware the all seeing god of industry

Building an Idea – She held up the world as others watched and talked.

She is a Venus type illustration, or perhaps Justice... she held up a candle in the original illustration and I added an inverted, world-like structure where the light would be to represent some odd world. Faces watch her and the hands, using sign language talk to each other about her posturing. To be honest, I'd … Continue reading Building an Idea – She held up the world as others watched and talked.

Building an Idea – A Specialty for Infants

If you can image it, the collage by itself felt very blank... I needed to add some ink and connect the components for it to feel right. I can't say I planned a great narrative, but this is about how children perceive play. Play is often judged as good or bad; it can be under … Continue reading Building an Idea – A Specialty for Infants

Building an Idea – Collage in the drawing class???

Here's another strange activity from our drawing teacher. Again, I really don't know the reason behind this project... perhaps it was to think of different ways of seeing. Maybe it was to get inspired by the lone drawings of others. Maybe it was to visit and come to appreciate aspects of classic illustrations. Maybe to … Continue reading Building an Idea – Collage in the drawing class???

Painted Sky

The clouds swirled around some unseen source.Not sun, not moonSome light hole in the sky. It took a fraction of a second to see it dissipate after I caught it. When I brought the image into photoshop, some of the swirl had magically evaporated and left behind hints of this aquamarine sky. See More at Arts M.Perron

My Favourite Art Supplies – Tissue Paper, Not Just For Collage

Tissue Paper: The Review: Please stick to art supply stock, not dollar store. The colors are sturdier and don’t bleed as much under the Mod Podge or acrylic finishes.  You can also use it as a papier maché, if you are quick in applying it and remember that too much rubbing will rip it. This … Continue reading My Favourite Art Supplies – Tissue Paper, Not Just For Collage

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #83: Hollow Men – Study of Three

Hollow Men - Study of Three: The History: This is my story and I’m sticking to it… for now. My Art Education professor gave us an open challenge for extra marks: Those who showed the most exploration of materials in each weekly challenge would get the bonus marks. The catch was we needed to explain … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #83: Hollow Men – Study of Three

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #70: Landscapes 90 – Mountains

Landscapes 90 - Mountains: The History: This is my story and I’m sticking to it… for now. I was reading a lot of Lovecraft at the time... the mad mountains of his imaginary landscapes filled my mind... I think I enjoyed them more than intended... their darkness and ominous feeling was easily overridden with the … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #70: Landscapes 90 – Mountains