Friday, 14 September 2012

Sister Sunflower

This week's theme at Collage Obsession was Anthropomorphism, meaning attribution of human characteristics to other animals, plants or non-living things. It's sunflower season here so I thought of making a face of a sunflower. I had a suitable stamp in mind and the rest is collage at its simplest. The flower "body" is drawn with watercolour pencils and outline pen.

Background is painted with acrylics, and the technique is the easiest you can think of: just drop paint here and there, and apply with a credit card. I do this a lot to use up rests in the palette when I'm done with painting, and quite like the nice surprises that turn up!