A while ago I signed up to take part in an Exquisite Corpse project on the CollaboART blog. Remember the game from when you were young? Someone draws the head, folds it over, someone else draws the body, folds it over... and so on. Well, Exquisite Corpse is apparently the proper name for that game or Consequences.
There were no constraints, either theme or material wise, on my corpse - just that it would be a 'monster'.
I decided her head would be based on a crow's skull and this is what I sent off with three other bits of card in separate envelopes.
|W&N Galeria Modelling paste|
Acrylic Paint (Kaiser Colour, Reeves & Liquitex Basics)
And this is what recently came home - please excuse the lighting - it was quite overcast when I took the picture - but isn't she beautiful?
|Head - Me|
Tentacled upper body - Jas
Mermy lower body - Karen
Tentacled 'feet' - Sarah
Would you like to see what I did for the other players? Here we go. For Sarah's monster I played with some shedded bearded dragon skin I'd been hoarding since my niece gave it to me. I love the effect and will be using it a lot more.
And here it is when I added the colour to it using acrylic paints...
|Acrylic Paint (Kaiser Colour)|
Stencil (Balzer Designs)
Bearded Dragon Skin
You can see Sarah's completed monster if you click here.
Karen wanted a Stampotique inspired girl and I had the waist to knees portion...
|Magazine Clippings |
Gelli Printed Scraps
Doodling with Copic & Posca Pens
Stencil (I forget the make)
Acrylic Paint (Kaiser Colour)
|Acrylic Paint (Reeves)|
Both Jas and Karen haven't uploaded their final corpses yet but I'll update and link when they do.
Do you fancy taking part in a mixed media collaborative project? Why not pop over to CollaborART. It's just celebrated it's first birthday and it's such an amazing little community of artists. At the moment it's only open to people within Europe but who knows when that might change? This link will take you to the FAQ page which explains everything about the site. As someone who has been involved pretty much from the beginning, I can't recommend it highly enough. There is never any pressure to take part in collaborations which range from 1-1 swaps or bigger group projects like this one. You can dip in and out or just watch other people's collaborations evolve as they post their progress - a couple of the journals going around at the moment have reached EPIC proportions! Come over and say hi - we'd love to see you.
Thanks for stopping by today :)