Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Pet Portrait Collage, Carpet Cat, Part 1

So I finally got around to posting the video of the pet portrait of my niece, Kayla's cat, Carpet.  It's long so I divided it is two parts and this is part one.  I do usually have to tear the pieces for collage so very small but a furry creature like Carpet needed to have small furry pieces rather than larger chunks of color.  I think it turned out okay, and Kayla loved it.  She got it after Christmas and has it framed and hanging already.

Friday, February 22, 2019

How Night Came Children's Story, Part 2

This is the telling of the Brazilian story of How Night Came to be.  I thought it was a cute story to include in my children's book.  It was certainly interesting. I must say I had the most trouble with the face of the lead boy in this illustration.  I worked it three times before I was happy with it.  Sometimes collage has its limitations that make faces and flesh really difficult.  In this case, I lost the "cuteness factor" several times and in the end, had to put a shirt on my lead boy.  I think you will agree when you watch this that the shirt was the best option.

Friday, February 15, 2019

How Night Came, a Brazilian Folktale collage illustration, Part 1

I'm so happy to have finally published the Fairytale Alphabet book.  His story took so long to tell and explain that I broke it into two parts and this is part 1.  I love the bag of night but had the worst time with the faces and redid them a couple of times before I was happy with the results.