I've been doing collage for many years, in various forms, but seeing the work of Elizabeth St Hilaire Nelson inspired me to create this picture. The background is an acrylic painted canvas and the animals are created using torn pieces of paper [after being painted] - my own prints, pages from books, music etc
The canvas was painted before adding the paper [below]. I was a bit nervous about adding the paper as I like the painting without it and I did make a bit of a mess with the glue and had to repaint some of the background [I'm very messy with glue]
The original drawing in my sketchbook is below [brush pens]. I used this for one of the Illustration Challenges [warning]
I started one, thought of something else which I did, then went back to the first one, so I have two attempts for this challenge.
The elephant I had lying around in my stash, it was painted with acrylics and the texture was a result of using a handmade rolling stamp. The cases I did yesterday with brush pens and the background is watercolour and pen. All collaged together with the addition of ribbon around the cases & elephant.
For the picture below I used pen, brush pens and watercolours.
I did this doodle quite a while ago, with the intention of doing an embroidery or applique with it, but I've never got round to it ...yet. I even converted it into a square picture as shown in the two examples below. There would be a lot of stitching if it was hand embroidery. I did print the design on some lutradur with the intention of doing freehand machine embroidery on it, but the lines were just too close together [at that size anyway]