Monday, 10 September 2012

Mixed Media Sketchbook

These are my own mixed media creations.

Mixed media is a form of visual art which combines more than one technique or use of material.

I am planning on doing more blog posts on my college projects. It is likely I will be incorporating a lot of mixed media in my drawings in the next two years, since I love experimenting. This project featured was one I did last term at college. It was the first time I had ever done a mixed media project. I had to choose a song, memory or play as my inspiration for my final piece. I chose the song White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane. It probably was not the best choice because that song is very psychedelic and when I listen to it I imagine vibrant, smoky, melty colours. We were told to work in neutral colours. Anyway, I had fun experimenting in my sketchbook - burning, ripping, staining, battering, chopping, sewing, melting etc a whole bunch of different materials, metals and paper. For one of my final pieces I sewed some lyrics from the song I chose on to some material which I then distressed and stained with tea and coffee. I was very happy with the result. It was all about experimenting and having fun! It didn't have to be neat.