Wednesday, September 21, 2011

In Aya's book, black & white, hit & miss

OK, now that it's been a few days since I parted with Aya's book, maybe I can look at these scans more objectively. First, a collaboration left by Claudia (I think). She pasted the arm in, I added the seed packet. The fact that it's an envelope doesn't really show well in the scan and I think I should have made some seeds tumbling out:

01 Arm

Leads to the page where the seeds germinate and sprout. I think I'm pretty happy with this page made from cut paper, wire, envelopes, and little pencil-drawn birds.

02 Tree

Oof. Then there's this owl. :( I really wanted to keep working with the black & white paper and I cut out this owl and also a second page that would have been a large deer with stuff going on between them, but when I assembled the owl I really didn't like it. At that point though, I was already against the deadline to ship the book. So I kept the owl and scrapped the deer. (the owl was better)

03 Owl

...I made a new deer page, and changed the banner on the owl to comment on my own struggles with ideas vs. reality.

04 Deer

And then bunny. He's half masked spirit, half briar rabbit. I think it needs some more work but I didn't want to ship the book any later. I'll send Aya a nicer version separately to make up for me testing out new things in her book. (#^_^#)

05 Bunny

In my hurry, I didn't photograph the beginning of the collaboration for Andrea to complete, but I'm sure she'll show it when it's done.


Aya Rosen said...

I love them all! especially the rabbit. wonderful work, I'm super impressed!

ballookey said...

Thank you, I'm relieved to hear you say that. :)

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I like these a LOT!!!!!! Very nice, graphic and striking.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I love that rabbit!

Something Different said...

I got this last night when I got home. Lovely work, B!

The owl is my fave.

roma said...

I agree--these are all great. Love the B/W theme. Wish I could see them close up. And I don't think any is a "hit and miss." All hits!

Something Different said...

I will show it.
Although, I am not sure where to take it yet.

What type of adhesive did you use on these? They are really stuck, I like that.

ballookey said...

Thanks again, guys!

@Andrea, I used Zots adhesive dots on the horses. I used them throughout the black & white work, but I also used regular ol' Scotch double-sided tape too. The Zots stick better, but they also have more thickness to them.

Gretchen said...

These are all fantastic! I really love the rabbit too!

Mike Kline said...

I am a sucker for black and white and I love red...well done Ballookey, well done!

Mike Kline said...

I am a sucker for black and white and I love red...well done Ballookey, well done!