THE FALL OF ICARUS, 1943
...my FABULOUS fifth graders are working on some colorful, fauvist collages based on Henri Matisse's Fall of Icarus and while they were ripping their tissue paper and gluing it down with the glue/water mixture...I had the idea to incorporate some of the tissue paper in the fashion illustrations I completed earlier this morning. I traced the shapes onto the tissue paper and then cut them out, and carefully glued them on top of the figures to create the color in the clothing. The result was vibrant color with a nice wrinkled texture. Not sure if I will do any more in this style, but I like the idea. Originally I was not going to cut the tissue paper to fit the figure, I was just going to place squares of color on top of the line drawing...I would still like to try that out.
In other art news...finished up my CED #283, definitely influenced by the fashion illustrations that I am so consumed by. I saw a print image in W magazine and it was a model in a sheer gown...and the idea to continue with the tree imagery but focus more on pulling the tree elements into the rest of the composition using the dress.
I want to explore this idea some more, focusing on flowing gowns and the tree imagery.
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