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Sketchbook: Guarding The Nest

Another collage: revitalizing torn, discarded monotypes-line via pen and ink.

 

Sketchbook Sci-Fi

I’m clearly really interested in putting my monotype discards to use as reinvented images. He’s another.

I see this as a glimpse into an alien home on a planet far from Earth.  This humanoid creature is troubled, looking out into space from a balcony in It’s home. Oh, and It’s wearing a very long sweeping scarf.  The image below is a detail revealing (hopefully), the creature.

Proof that I’m watching too many Star Trek reruns while I make these collages;)

Sketchbook Hybrid

I seem to have collected many monotype discards.  Here I’ve collaged the left side of a face from rescued monotype material then inked in the right side.  To me, it looks like a sci-fiifeyed fantasy face.  Resistance is futile.

Sketchbook Potential

This sketch originated from another scrap of a ripped up monotype that turned on its side, happens to resemble a face and hat of a fairy tale character.  The rest is improvised. I think it just might turn up again as a fully realized children’s book illustration.

Sketchbook Magic?

Ya know how you see figures and creatures in marble, wood grains and shadows?  Below is an example of a sketchbook entry where I’m actively pulling out what I see, in an effort to allow others to see the same thing.

I’ll try to clarify:

The first two images are from my new sketchbook.  I’ve pasted in three discarded pieces of a failed monotype print. Before  fastening to the sketchbook,  I turned these discards every which way and discovered this magical scene from an imaginary children’s book.  I inked in some details.  Then with a little digital enhancement, I’ve tried to flesh out the scene, but not too much-trying to retain the magic I saw in the first place. But, I’ve no idea if anyone else sees what I do.

Can ya see it?  What do you see?

Ant Dance Collage

 

 

India ink/crow quill, collaged photo, discarded monotype, watercolor pencil 

More pages from the my new orange sketchbook.  I don’t make a lot of collage, but I keep a bag of odds and ends tucked away with the intention of putting the pieces together somehow, someday.  Today’s one day!

 

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