Friday, May 15, 2015

The FOX - Journal Page Collage

The Fox - Journal page collage inspired by some Clint Eastwood quotes found in the April 2015 Reader's digest issue. The three quotes I chose to include in my journal resonated the most with my own beliefs. I also included the artist drawing of Clint and for some reason the camera seems to pick up the drawing more than it shows in my journal. I chose to collage a photo of some buildings, in Hong Kong by photographer Romain Jacquet-Lagreze also found in the same Reader's digest issue, for their interesting patterns. The right page is a partial page revealing the start of another collaged page.

The quote that influenced the idea of drawing a fox over the collage:

"I've always felt that if I examine myself too much, I'll find out what I know and don't know, and I'll burst the bubble. I've gotten so lucky relying on my animal instincts, I'd rather keep a little bit of the animal alive". Clint Eastwood - Source: Esquire

First I glued down the quotes and pictures somewhat randomly. Next I looked for a photo of a fox that I thought would fit well in the layout and spoke to me. Google search and I found it here:  Then I applied several washes of fluid acrylics. Finally I drew in the fox and background with numerous layers of colored pencils. All of the art was collaged and drawn without any photoshop manipulation.