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Zine Contribution of hand made digital output collage
Hand made collage of multiple computer generated images, gifs, animations, and photographed
personal artwork that was printed out in full color to be manipulated and rearranged with glue
for my final Zine contribution.
Zine Contribution of digital “Diffuse Glow” photoshop filter alteration
Zine Contribution of digital “Glowing Edges”photoshop filter alteration
Zine Contribution of digital animation “Extrude Edges”photoshop stylize filter alteration
This is a 3D version of my 2D Angel Drawing Called…
“When I Think Of You In Depth”
- MATERIALS USED
- Wood Board or a Canvas
- Hot Glue and Gun
- Tin Foil (Reynolds Wrap Heavy Duty 16.66 yds x 18 in.)
- 3D Sculpture of Face
- 2D Drawing Used as Inspiration
- Rust-Oleum Spray Paint Matte Clear
- Antique Gold Spray Paint
- X-acto Knife
- RESOURCES USED
- Various References of Artwork from Sculptors of Past and Present
- YouTube Tin Foil Art Resource
- Manipulate the tinfoil onto your hard head sculpture
- I tried to manipulate the tinfoil by hand and failed miserably.
I strongly suggest using a sculpture to mold your foil onto.
You can use what ever you want, I happened to create
a bust our of terracotta clay recently and immediately
thought it would be a perfect resource to create the effect I wanted.
- This still took time, I think I went through at least 8 pieces
of foil until I finally realized I need to start at on one side and
work my way down when pressing with my finger tips
in a rubbing motion either from left to right or up and down.
- Be sure to cut your nails since they will puncture the foil
and do not press hard, soft even strokes worked best.
- As you can see I felt less was more by the third photo.
I decided to not create the hair like my original 2D
drawing since this project was only going to have part of
the wings and just the head as focal point.
- I cut away at the foil with a x-acto knife and scissors,
this allowed me to have more control of the foil.
2. Draw Your Wings-
- Once I mastered the foil hollowed out face 3/4 profile I wanted,
I placed it on the wood board to find the location of where
I wanted my wings to lay out.
3. Hot Glue The Contour Lines Of Your Wings-
- When gluing the contour wings with hot glue make sure you have a large
supply of glue
- Make sure to apply the glue with a consistent steady motion and thickness
- If you see an area that leaves a point take it off and start again since this
will puncture the foil in your next step
4. Emboss The Wings With Tinfoil On Top Of The Hot Glue
- Make sure to start from one side and work your way down or across
to eliminate bubbles and tearing
5. Apply The Spray Paint-
BEFORE: Tinfoil not touched in the raw…
AFTER: Tinfoil sprayed with clear matte and gold spray paint
- The top image is the plane tinfoil not touched an in the raw.
It was nice close up but I felt the face was loosing the depth
because it was too shiny and picked up lighting and colors
from it’s surroundings.
- I decided to use a can of matte clear spray paint I just
happened to have in the house.
- I really like the effect it gave I did not loose the silver it just
made the features of the face stand out clearer.
- I felt the wings were getting loss as well so I used
gold spray paint again just laying around my house
to just accent the wings not fill them in.
- This created the perfect balance of contrast I was
- Tip: make sure to spray the face at least a foot
away and in even strokes and not near the wings.
- Do the same for the wings.
7. MY FINAL FEELINGS ON THIS PROJECT
I am very happy with the results from my first tinfoil sculpture.
I love working with household products, and items I use in my
daily life to create something new. This 3D Angel “When I
Think Of You In Depth” project is definitely something I
would do again. If you are like myself and want to break
your habit of having to be in control with everything you
create this is a great project for you. Very little control over
foil and hard to undo what you initially have done.
Working with tin foil gives meaning to mistakes are not
mistakes they are the process of creating a masterpiece. Enjoy!!!
This is a Poetry Inspired Cartoon Drawing I Created Called…
“When I Think Of You”
- MATERIALS USED
- Black Sharpie Pen thin
- Marker Paper
- Alcohol Markers (various colors and shades)
- Light Table
- Inspirational Poem Self Written or Lyrics from a Song
- RESOURCES USED
- Various reference artwork from Art Nouveau Artists (Alfons Muncha)
- Various reference artwork from current cartoon illustrators
- Write a poem–
- Everyone has experiences that might be positive or negative in their lives, this is a great time to take a moment and reflect on these memorable times in our lives. When ever I have an experience that catches me off guard, for instance in this case the loss of my Aunt Lucille whom I considered to be a mother figure. I find it completely healthy to release these confused emotions on paper either by drawing or writing them down. It is an exceptional way to cleanse my thoughts and emotions.
- Take a moment and reflect, it can be based on a personal experience or even from your imagination, be creative. If you are unable to put together a complete poem just writing down thoughts can help inspire you. There may be a poem or song that has touched you at one time that can be used as well. Make sure you write it down or have the words that will be used from outside resources in front of you to begin your creative cartoon inspirational drawing.
2. Find an artist to reference-
- Once my poem was written, I knew I wanted to draw a cartoon character with wings and I wanted her to be angelic, colorful, and soft. I have always had a hard time drawing from memory and being a graphic artist the last 20 years has taught me all great artists refer from other great artists and leave room for their very own style to create a collaboration of ideas, techniques, and visions.
- I knew the look I was wanted to achieve so I narrowed my search to the Art Nouveau period and artist Alfons Muncha. His artwork I referenced is above but if you would like to learn more about the history of this artist or reference other artwork of his here is a link to do so. http://www.alfonsmucha.org/home-3-12-1-0.html
- I have always been mesmerized by the well thought out composition of woman figures and nature used in his artwork. The detail, soft lines, flowing long hair, and fabric creates a graceful movement through out his work with movement. You do not have to use my artist find one that inspires you. You will have fun seeing your artist influences come alive in your very own cartoon character.
- So I new this was look I wanted, but I knew I wanted my angel to have more of an avatar cartoon feeling. I chose a cartoon marker rendering for this project because it is something I have never done before and wanted to give it a whirl.
3. Find cartoon animations, or avatars to reference-
- I did a lot of research on cartoon drawing, and angels before I started to draw my poem inspired cartoon character. Just searching on pinterest was resourceful and below are just a few links I found on the web.
4. START YOUR CONTOUR PENCIL DRAWING ON MARKER PAPER-
- The best advice I can give you is to keep your pencil marks light and erasing to a minimum. The more you erase the more the paper will wear away and the markers will tend to bleed later when applied.
5. BEGIN TRACING OVER YOUR PENCIL DRAWING WITH FINE TIP BLACK MARKER-
- If you feel you have really muddied up you paper and you want to start fresh I suggest using a light table and place a clean sheet of marker paper on top of your original drawing when using the fine tip black marker to fill in your lines and dark shadows on your final copy.
- This is the time to decide on shadowing with thicker black strokes as well to make your cartoon really pop before applying the alcohol colored markers.
- Make sure to erase all pencil lines before apply the color markers they will show up and create muddy colors.
6. APPLY YOUR COLOR MARKERS-
- This was harder then I thought to color in my angel. Using alcohol markers tend to lay down very light but leave streaks with each application. I suggest to use the thick flat side of the marker and use light colors first aligning each stroke in the same direction as close to each other as possible with out overlaying them.
- If you want shadowing of a skin tone use a light peach color and fill in the space do not go over the same spot more than once, this will make the color darker.
- Apply the colors more than once of the same color only to create shadows and depth to your character. Watch it come alive!
- If this is not drastic enough you can find a shade darker of the same hue and just apply in those shadowed areas instead.
- When finished coloring in your poem inspired cartoon character feel free to go over or add in any thicker black lines to make your rendering pop.
7. MY FINAL FEELINGS ON THIS PROJECT
I am happy with my initial pencil drawing and contour drawing of my first cartoon character, but I do feel the need to practice or purchase higher quality alcohol markers with a larger variety of hue shade variations in the future. Hope you enjoyed this short tutorial and take some time to connect with your inner self when creating artwork in the future as well.