I collect camera necklaces. I basically love my camera jewelery ALMOST as much as I love my Nikon. Anhyhoozer, My latest 'win' was this baby. I scored it for $2.99 on ebay. Have I ever told you how much I ADORE ebay???
"Cinderella is proof that the perfect pair of shoes can get you everywhere".
A Countour line drawing, is a fancy name for a drawing using only lines to shade. I matted it on foamboard and framed it with a pre-cut bright red matte that I have an unusual amount of lying around my house.
I love collage! Ask my mom, I cut up her polaroids when I was 10 and made her one...she nearly had a heart attack!
So on Wednesday I used all things black n' grey (charcoal, loose charcoal, ink, diluted ink, graphite, microns, etc) to make a large scale 'loose' form compilation of a bunch of organic items. Once it was all finished I decided to cut/rip up the thing to make a collage out of it.
The first is the whole thing- It's pretty huge. There a cactus stick thing, a fuzzy seed pod, wheat grass, a leaf, rock- you get the picture.
This was my favorite part--- I KNOW what it looks like, lol It's still my favorite part. whatev. .
I want to do this portrait of Bette Davis. ('Betty Davis Eyes'- Had that song in my head all weekend)
I took the photo and adjusted the levels, and posterized it in photoshop to get the difference in shades/ highlights here (below).
The fun part was what was transferred onto the 24x18 canvas, it took me forever and a lot of erasing to get it right, but partially because I'm slightly OCD about realism, and my graphites were straining not to break under my VERY tight grasp. Now I just have to cut up my original nature compilation and place the shades of grey accordingly. hopefully when I am finished it will resemble the portrait pretty closely. I'm excited! I will take pictures throughout the process.. more to come!
(UPDATE: January 28, 2009)
I pulled an all-nighter and finished my collage...It was so fun and calming... music and art, can't beat it! I have pictures of earlier stages
For now though....
Had a buyer offer to buy the framed and matted version for 700$, great offer, but not for sale. More of these to follow...