Q:I love your stuff,,,,I'm trying to do collage too,,,I wondered which glue you use??? Do you use newspaper??? I would like to create mixed media with newspaper cuttings and ink..
Any recommendations....ta very much
Thank you! I use a couple of different glues for different materials. For newspapers mod podge or royal coat would work pretty well, especially if your scraps are large. Just be careful to make the coat thin and even and don’t brush the hell out of it (the ink might smudge). If you’re having problems with a brush-on glue, there is no shame in using an archival quality glue stick. I use em all the time. If you’re ever looking into working with thicker stock (cardstock and cardboard) I’ve found that Yes Paste is the best glue you can buy. I’ve also heard good things about wheatpaste, but I’ve never bothered to make any so you’d be on your own. Regardless of what glue you use, it always helps to brayer the hell out of your work (a rubber ink roller works great) and later brush a thin layer of royal coat over the thing when you’re done. This will help prevent air bubbles and seal your work nicely. Hope that helps. If you have any more questions, feel free to ask!
‘The “Dancer”’ - Wire and Assemblage 2011 (Collab. W/ Kimmie Sawyer)
So I made a wirefigure while bored at work about a year ago. Since then, he has been put in various poses with various props interacting with various things inside of the convenience store (where I plan my escape while simultaneously drawing a paycheck). Today, a co-worker put it in the best position yet.
Look… she even cut out little dollars!
Now all we need is to throw some glitter on the figure’s chest and blast Poison’s ‘Unskinny Bop’ and we have ourselves a fully accurate representation of dreams being broken and expectations being lowered.
Another anatomy sketch of leg musculature. Pencil on paper 2011.
All I have left on the musculature section is the side view of the leg, and then the whole flayed figure front, back, and side. And then I’ll move on to structural drawing (quite possibly the least exciting part of the book).
I’ve been lazy lately. That’s why I haven’t posted anything new (sorry bout that). Because idleness - and by extension, postlessness - makes me feel like crap, I’ve decided to throw this up here. It’s a sketch from the anatomy section in my figure drawing book. Pencil on paper 2011.
For those of you who are new, this is just a little project of mine that I work on when I’m procrastinating or have downtime at work. It’s kinda like I’m putting myself through figure drawing 1 and 2 again (being out of an academic drawing type setting is slowly killing me).
When I’m finished, I’ll have a full figure drawing manual, complete with a section on proportions, the skeleton, musculature, structural drawing, gesture drawing, and actual fucking figure sketches in varying states of completion.
Ice Cream Kingdoms - Collage on Paper (Collab. WIP 2011)
This is my final foray into the kingdom. Time to hit the lights, lock up, and let the next lucky artist have at it.
Be sure to follow the ICK tumblr to check out the book’s progress! There is still plenty of sweet creamy fun to be had.