I took two pages of my original drawings and altered them in Paint. I played with contrast, brightness and color saturation.
I altered the sizes and the directions of the images, and I also cropped some of the images tiling an entire sheet.
You needn't draw images specifically for copying. Magazine and catalog images also work with this method.
I photographed this lion from an old catalog and uploaded the image to my computer. I played with the image in Paint, removing the color and playing with the tint and contrast. I also made a mirror image. I wonder what secrets they will guard one day?
Going back to my birds, I cut several of the different sizes and designed a composition around them. I adhered them to the page with Mod Podge and worked around them with oil pastels.
Speaking of birds, Keith captured this great shot of our Japanese Maple filled with blackbirds during last week's (hopefully) last blast of winter.
|Photo: Keith Thompson|