Happy Valentine's Day!
Been going through my digital art files and found these designs for cards I made a while ago. Not sure if I still have the originals, but thought I'd share these here. I love cut paper collage! Most of my work is portrait work- caricature, silhouettes, or pencil portraits, as well as illustrations for kid books. The materials I usually rely on include, colored pencils, art stix, permanent markers, or even watercolor. But not often collage or cut paper except in silhouettes! However I did include some collage along with watercolor in my book Kamal's Day (available from www.bahaibookstorestore.com). I find that using cut paper or collage is a way of freeing up my style and allowing me to move places artisically, that I don't usually work with.
This is the cover for Kamal's Day.
|I used bits and pieces of collage paper, including some origami paper, in every illustration.|
|The first illustration in Kamal's Day.|
|Another illustration from Kamal's Day.|
|This was an experiment in illustrating a song I once wrote called "Living On The Coast Of Maine". I used colored pencils and collage as well as silhouettes. This picture won a blue ribbon once in an exhibit a few years ago.|