Hey Everyone, Happy Friday!
I was thinking you all might like to hear a little bit about how my collages come to be. Usually I start with an idea but sometimes I'll be flipping through catalog or magazine and I'll fall in love with an image.
Like this one from the Nordstrom catalog:
If it's a size I really like, I'll make a photo copy in black and white, trace the lines I'm interested in with a thick black Sharpie and then hold the copy and my patterned paper up to the window and trace out the general lines.
If they are different sizes (this is most often the case) then I have to draw out the pieces myself and trim them until everything fits together how I imagined it.
it's important to remember that you don't need to use all the elements in a photo, for example, in a crowd shot you might like one person or even one person's dress - that's okay and that is what makes the work uniquely yours.
For this piece I kept the proportions very similar but changed the wardrobe, skipped the bracelets and shirt etc.
How do you like the results? I think it captures the mood and general concept in a brighter, more artistic respresentation.