Saturday, June 26, 2010

Exspearimintation

Last week I began an illustration of peppermints and such, and today I am tackling the clear candy wrappers.




(Except I can't do clear wrappers because they won't show well ((up?)) on my collage.) Minor problem. Heeheehee.



So today my project is to find a way to make clear candy wrappers visible and interesting on my illustration. This is one of the things that artists confront all the time. And it is called problem solving. And a bit of artistic license, perhaps? Some people call it creativity.

Except children and adults won't call it creativity if they can't "read" it immediately. Very important. You have to step away and look at your work thru someone else's eyes. And get others to look at it and tell you the truth. (Silent Wah.)


But Rome wasn't built in a day. And obviously, this collage won't be either.

But once I solve it, it will work and hopefully work well. The concept is there. And the execution today is in "exspearimint".

Peppermints anyone?



UPDATE: Figured it out. It looks great! Hawtness.

Time to move on to the next illo for this book project.

1 comment:

childrencreativity said...

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