Posted on | June 18, 2012 | 4 Comments
Hello, hello, and thank you for waiting. I’ve been away in the world of full-time work for a couple of months. I had a great time, but I did miss my home time. Today was my first chance in months to put in a full day of studio work. I decided to break the ice with a stab at this week’s Illustration Friday word, Secret, and just use it to jump off and experiment a little bit.
The result is this gothic collage which I put together using a new-to-me method (though, as usual, I’m just taking a few things I’ve done before and combining them differently). I started out with the idea of a sort of scary fence image, and decided that it might be interesting to create the linework for the fence by scanning a piece of plastic garden netting which I happened to be wrestling with yesterday. From there I just kept finding or making other pieces to scan and combining them digitally. The final touch was the figure of the woman, which comes from one of my vintage New Yorker magazines. The New Yorker ladies are a bit different from some of my other mid-century magazines, in that they are not all happy homemakers. They are more in the line of fashionable drama queens who seem to be up to no good.