Monday, 18 April 2011

Croc n' Frog Collage

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]

Which version do you prefer?

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