|Birdie & Belle|
The most challenging aspect of this project was that the image was in sepia so I had to imagine what the colours might be, having knowledge of my sisters wardrobe helped when deciding what the most likely colours of the clothing and bag would be.
|Birdie & Belle Client Images|
It was requested that the outfit be changed for my niece so I drew her in an alternative based on another photograph.
|Birdie & Belle Rough Sketch|
Before I begin to collage I always make a rough sketch to work to. I then collage the background moving forward and finishing with the figures. I spent a lot of time working on the hair of the figures in this piece. I felt that at first the hair was too perfect and it wasn't until I added a few stray strands that the piece really came to life for me.
|Birdie & Belle Progression|
This collage was completed just prior to me arranging with Alan at Roaring Tree to have my work mounted in his bespoke reclaimed wood frames. So this was presented in a plain white box frame, I am continually working towards increasing the eco credentials of my work.
|Birdie & Belle Box Frame|
|Birdie & Belle Eco Friendly Card|