Wednesday, February 16, 2011

And we all had cooties...Ballookey's Round 3

I admit I was a little rushed on the first few pages in my book, so I'm not quite done with them, and I did one less page, but I didn't want to start off Round 3 on the wrong foot. Starting with one less page isn't the worst thing, though: it doesn't hurt to leave have a spare page in these watercolor books - the space is pretty tight. Plus, doing it the way I did gives Andrea two full two-page spreads to work on.



I used slide-off water transfer again for the large photo in the background. I didn't actually take the photo - my coworker did. I was doing the processing and touch up on a bunch of beauty shots for him this past week. A project which had a lot of drama involved and may turn out to be a fiasco. But I have nothing to do with all that, so I thought it would be interesting to use one of the photos in the beginning of my book, and then when I get the book back, will I even remember the nonsense surrounding this project?

I purposely left the edges wrinkled, but I'm not sure how well it will continue to hold, since the edges aren't well sealed. We'll see! Feel free to add glue, tape, staples, stitches, etc... as needed if it starts coming apart too much!





I definitely need to work on this page a bit more, especially the banner, but it was going to take an extra evening, so I figure I can come back to it later.



And it turns into a collaboration page for Andrea to finish...



All right, now that I'm caught up, I'm ready for round 3!

11 comments:

mollypeck said...

Love these! Very ethereal.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Very cool! Ethereal yes. :-D

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Interesting concepts, thoughtful and fun.

roma said...

I am so impressed. This process brings the idea of collaging to a whole new level. Love how the combination makes me think of fashion and science.

ballookey said...

Thanks guys!

Roma-I'm going to try to work on collage a bit more. Funny how that's about all I did when I was in school and now I don't do so much. I did one in the last exchange that I was really unhappy with, so I have to redeem myself! :)

Something Different said...

Ballookey, I got your book tonight. Wow, very nice work! I feel like I might have some trouble working after you. Your work is so beautiful and mine is so ... rudimentary. It will be a challenge, for sure. ;)

I'm in trouble tho. I still have my book. Uh-oh. Mailing it out tomorrow morning.

Gretchen said...

So beautiful, as always! Love the soft colors.
The collage is really cool!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

definitely gorgeous.

Andrea, if yours is rudimentary, mine is stone age!

ballookey said...

@Andrea: You just have a different style, is all. Don't worry about it. I think that the contrast of styles could be cool, or just see it as a challenge to adjust your color choice and line weight to be more complementary. But I think it's the merging of two different works that really yields happy surprises, so go nutty!

And if occasionally we're not the happiest with the result, at least we've learned, which we wouldn't have done if we didn't try!

Andrea said...

Very true Ballookey, I am just in a weird creative space right now. I'll pop out of it soon ... I hope. ;)

henniemavis said...

Love the way you let us into your mind as part of the posts, rather than just showing us your work. This is all so magical!