The making process of collage work, for Freedom.
Today, I completed a work titled "For Freedom" as a collage work using images of birds and cages. Here is the working process.
Collage (English: collage) is mainly used in the visual arts and is a technique of composing a screen by attaching various fabrics, vinyls, tiles, wood chips, papers, trademarks, etc. of different qualities. The etymology is derived from the French coller meaning "to glue". In other words, it is a relatively easy technique that simply cuts out the image and glues it together.
With the theme of birds, I thought of cutting out images of mainly caged birds and birds in cages and pasting them into the outline of the bird shape. So, first of all, I drew a large shape of the bird with a sketch as shown on the left.
Personally, I enjoy this work. Because it's better to remember playing with paper dolls as a child.
As shown below, you can complete the shape of the bird as if putting together a puzzle.
Somehow, photos or magazine images don't go well with watercolors. Rather, it is better to use acrylic paints in this case. In my case, I painted it with black acrylic paint and sprinkled gold glitter for the image of the Milky Way.
Due to the characteristics of acrylic paint, light and small gold powder adheres well.
Finally, I accentuate with white acrylic paint and re-align the outline.
Myungja Anna Koh