The New Year has come and I had a great start to the year! After a night of family fireworks and then a pirate party to bring in 2012, I spent the first day of the year at the Beach…
Inspired by the colours of the fireworks and the desire to create some texture in my illustrations, I have experimented with some collage.
Using a colourful magazine that I had lying around, I cut into it to triangle pieces. I used these to create a feathered texture overlayed over the top of a gouached cardboard background. I really liked using the cardboard as it is not only a recycled material, but it gives a totally different feel to the work than watercolour paper does.
Once I had photographed the work, in Photoshop I digitally smoothed out the layers using the ‘paint daubs’ filter.
It really was a hoot….