I saw on Pintrest someone taking random strips of magazine photos and creating a picture of a bear. And recently I saw a beautiful watercolor painting of a buffalo. However, I wasn't too thrilled about the color (blue) nor the price ($100). So I decided to create my own strip art of a buffalo silhouette. I think it turned out fantastic!
I cut strips from 8 full page glossy photos from National Geographic magazine. One was of a brown cave painting from France. Another was a picture of a very old skull with the stars in the background. Another was colors from space with the stars. Then I had a picture of a very busy street in India with these beautiful yellow cabs sprinkled throughout the photo. Another was bright red lava erupting from a volcano in the night sky. Then there was these African women draped in different colors of purple for a celebration. And another picture of African men playing golf on a very cloudy day. And lastly, there was a picture of a bald eagle flying near the surface of some water. I didn't place the pictures in a pattern, but just kind of pick and chose as I went along. And I think the result was amazing. And I like that no two could really ever be the same.
I used a silhouette from Google images of buffalo and hand drew it onto the canvas. The canvas I actually painted white as there was one of my previous "I'm stressed" paintings on there that I wasn't so thrilled about. However, I thought another idea would be sometime to paint the canvas with a bright or dark color and then reverse it so that the silhouette is done in varying pictures in neutral colors. But personally, I find I like what I did best at the moment.
And I've already got plans for my next project-
Lockers you may ask..... yes..... but don't laugh because they may soon look like this.... although definitely not pink.