On Friday, I constructed this mixed media collage as a demo for my live online Art Parts class:
For me, the one on the right is more subtle, has more clarity, and feels more fully resolved than the one on the left.
Three lessons to take away:
- You don't have to complete artwork in a single session. Allow time to help you gain perspective. Marinate.
- Small changes are great, but sometimes you've got to do something drastic to make a piece come together. In my experience, drastic choices will either immediately improve or totally ruin a piece. Either result is great because then you have knowledge.
- Keep an organized stash of Art Parts. This allows you to quickly and easily grab the colors and patterns you need. I didn't need to make any of the collage papers that I used. They were already made and stashed away in my file folders just waiting to be called into duty!
So tell me, which version do you like better and why?