Gathering separate elements and using digital tools
to collage an abstract image
Using a camera and copy stand, as well as the scanner, photograph various objects individually and collage together using techniques in Photoshop. You can build on your previous project, but you should alter it substantially.
Show all your selection skills, using full images in layers and masking on each layer. Do not leave areas “empty” but layer each texture to fill the space.
Make sure you can identify the following:
Open or closed composition
Activating the whole picture plane
Background shape and texture as interesting as foreground
Integration of foreground and background
Creating a sense of depth
Unity of elements
Focal point movement through the piece
Symmetrical or Asymmetrical Balance
Rhythm of elements
Complexity/ obsessive attention to detail
Surprise, mystery or unusualness
Make several of these compositions and choose the best for critique. Put on Petra.
For additional inspiration look at the design principles and elements presentation on the website.
see artists from abstract formalism
Experimental Collage: specific steps from class demo: