Here are my three "mini" collages I completed for my next Expressive Drawing assignment. Each collage is a 6x6 inch square. Stay tuned for a large freehand drawing of one of them!
Going to Collage!
I spent some of the afternoon surveying through some archives of visual flotsam and jetsam for my next expressive drawing assignment. I got in the habit of keeping anything visually interesting in a big box for use someday. From images out of books or magazines to candy wrappers and parking tickets. I've got some good stuff!
The project is to create a few small scale collages (6x6in.) Onxe the collages are finished we are to choose one to enlarge via projector on a larger paper. Sounds like fun.
Some of the inspiration for this assignmet is coming from some key artists in the collage field: Kurt Schwitter, Hannah Hoch and James Rosenquist.
Here's a look at a few of my blind contour drawing rounds. If you're not familiar with the term, blind contour requires not looking at your paper or what you're drawing but only looking at your subject.
This method of drawing is challenging but rewarding. I heard someone say once that you haven't really seen something until you've drawn it. Blind contour requires you to focus intently on every subtle detail and nuance of your subject.
This assignment had us working with a live model - big thanks to my buddy Roger. I felt my drawing hit its prime at the first few rounds but then it got over cooked at the end. Oh well. Everything is an experiment.
My name is John Storm, I am an artist and educator.