Wednesday, March 2, 2011
This is one of three digital collages created for the front of my business card. It's the most popular design, but that's not saying much since the cards are new. I'm a fan of digital art but am a reluctant digital artist; I prefer the challenge of seeing how many layers and effects can be achieved using scissors, paper, glue, paint, ink, etc. But I needed the cards fast and wanted to showcase a variety of images. In the end, it was a lot of fun making the pieces.
If the girl looks familiar, it's because she in the Dream house collage. But there's more of her here, she's been flipped and she's from a scan. I'm a scanning fiend. The thought of using, then, losing images is hard on me. Call it my Inner Librarian. I've turned dozens of the scans into simple black & white illustrations for transfers; some are being tweaked so they can be made into rubber stamps; and some pop up on greeting cards to friends and family. Hmm. Maybe I'm more of a digital artist than I thought?