I completed my first paper cutting project a while back, it was going stunning and then I hit the problem of mounting it where I disappointed myself a bit. It looks fine to anyone else, but it’s not what I was imagining so I find aggravating fault in it. I might one day decide to completely re-do it. Here it is, feast or nibble your eyes upon this.
Of course, I must include the process.
And there is the completed piece.
I don’t know why this wasn’t posted but this was an escapade with some watercolor pencils. For those of you who don’t recognize, it’s Bellatrix from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban movie.
Especially considering Helena Bonham Carter is a goddess, I didn’t butcher her.
As for the process of the wood burning, it goes as such:
I think by the time that I was done with the bottom portion, I was completely done with the whole “perfection” thing; hence the profiles are uh…average.
Anyway, Mother was pleased and so was I to finish it. I actually also put a border around it which you can see part of in the last picture. Anyway, decent outcome.
So, for these so called Christmas presents this year, I am attempting to wood burn. Now, I have never done this before, I might burn the place down, who knows? I do know that it shall at least be a valiant effort that might resort in the verdict of “stick with the painting”.
You shall be updated in the near future with some results.
I don’t think it looks too terribly off, at least some people could tell who it was. It just makes me proud that it’s going to be there for all the lame people to gaze upon and think it’s some girl. I sort of ran out of time and just decided that it was good enough. Rather difficult to paint on a huge scale, especially when you have to fill in all those fricken holes.
For those of you who couldn’t tell, it’s beside M’s painting of The Suburbs album cover.
Now, don’t ask me why I attempted a watercolor painting of a face, when I can barely spew out a drawing of one, but I did. Thom Yorke just seemed applicable. I sort of dig the outcome, though it’s definitely an abstraction of him. I did originally start out with the intent of doing a close representation of him, I soon found out that it wasn’t happening; so I like to say that I intended for an abstraction from the beginning. I mean, can’t we all agree with that? I think so.
Ah! First set of photos of this project thing. I’ve determined I’m going to complete the background first. Personal preference that way. Then, I shall sketch in pencil to get the dimensions decent. That’s my worst part, past that, I think I’m good. M says details are difficult, I’m going to kill it though. Oh yeah.
First thing to notice, it’s not a completely flat surface, so if it didn’t take me long enough to paint people, this will definitely hinder the process…
Being a perfectionist won’t help me here either.
All the lonely spaces.
I am now embarking on a quest to paint a ceiling tile of my school. I plan on doing this shot of Kurt Cobain, I think I’m excluding Eugine Kelly.
Ah, that’s got to be one of my favorite shots of Kurt. Simply captivating.
Of course it’s a square tile, so it’ll be a face shot. The thing is, drawing Kurt at this scale…hmm…challenge accepted. These next few photos will be interesting, I believe.