Several individuals enjoy to take photographs of their animals, have their pets photographed, or commission an artist to paint a pet portrait from photographs. These are all gorgeous techniques to make lasting memories of a cherished companion. Getting these photographs turned into a exceptional piece of art requires it all to a further level. To achieve this, I use the art of collage, the method of cutting modest pieces of paper and utilizing them to make a complete new image. And you never even have to be a good artist to do it, if you never thoughts receiving a bit of an abstract piece in the finish.
I like to operate from photographs and make my pieces on canvas, but if you are a newbie or never have self-confidence in your artistic skills, you can take your personal photographs, print them out, and then reduce and paste pieces of paper more than the best of the photograph. The photograph disappears below the emerging operate of art. I've utilized that method with young students who have designed some remarkable pieces.
With collage, you seriously can not make a error either, simply because all you have to do is reduce out extra pieces of paper and glue them more than the error. A single of the factors that I locate gorgeous about collage is the way that the pieces of paper overlap, developing texture and raised surfaces in the operate. You can use any sort of paper, but I like to use the paper from higher-high quality, glossy magazines like National Geographic and Arizona Highways.
The beauty of collage is that you seriously can use so a lot of distinctive designs and components. Attempt adding beads or feathers. I personally like to make realistic photos that show you the spirit of an person animal, but if you seriously want to go wild, you can attempt a enjoyable method known as cubomania. Take your photograph, reduce it up into modest squares and randomly glue the pieces back collectively. You could not get an actual image of your pet, but you get a fairly cool piece of art!
When you finish your operate of art, you will have to seal the surface and let it remedy (entirely dry) just before framing. I use varnish, added in a lot of layers (drying entirely among every layer). The extra layers, the extra your image will pop. Having said that, if you never want to get fancy, you can just use white glue. To keep away from permanent clouding, never overbrush. Just brush across as soon as, slightly overlapping the sealant, and let it dry and clear on its personal.
A pet portrait created in collage tends to make a one particular-of-a-type present in contrast to any other, developing a forever memory of your pet. Of course, collage can be utilized to make any image, but you want to make some thing that you enjoy. My passion is animals, so that is exactly where my creativity requires me.