Wet Plus Dry 2DMedia
Experiment With Combining Different Media Together
- This set of experiments is so simple - all you are going to do is mix at least 2 media together in each image you make!
- This is a great way of being experimental, and letting the materials dictate some of the outcomes ‘look’.
- Be content with accidents that happen, you can integrate these into your imagery as you go along
Remember - a creative journey is never a long straight road - it’s a winding route with lots of twists and turns - embrace these, and you will find new things that you can explore!
For example there is the opportunity for creating an animation as you explore. All you MUST do is capture your experiments -do not throw anything away- glue them into your sketchbook / mount them on sheets / photograph them - and annotate what you have made, and HOW - so that you can remember them, for potential use later!
Wet Plus Dry 2D Media- Experiment And Capture Your Findings Visually And In Annotations
Wet Plus Dry 3DMedia
Now try out the experiments you made in 2D - but combining these with some of your 3D work in and on:
- Papier Mache
- Mod Roc
Handmade Plus Digital 2DMedia
Handmade Plus Digital 2D Media
Now try out the experiments you made in 2D - and in 3D - but combining these with some of your digital media work:
- Explore capturing these not just as prints - but if you have a projector, or an old style OHP [overhead projector], or cine camera, also try projecting some of your digital work onto the surface of your 2 and 3D work.
- Then you can try photographing / drawing from them?
- Remember to capture the outcomes of these experiments
Handmade Plus Digital 3DMedia
Just draw / paint onto the digital imagery you have made….
Just collage in 2D onto the digital imagery you have made…
- Magazine images
- Old book pages
- Newspapers - old and new
- Images stolen from artists
- Photocopies of your own drawings
Just collage in 3D onto the digital imagery you have made…bring the image to life by adding texture and depth to it
Make it a 3D relief - so it may have a flat back, but pieces protruding from the front!
- Scrap boxes/packaging materials
- And consider applying colour to it - diluted washes of paint, or spray paint are ideal
- Study QuestionsWhich media combine particularly well, and why?Which combined media remind you of the artists you have studied?Do an image search for ‘cubist mixed media collage’ - do you see any similarities with what you have made in your own experiments?