a collage game

So the game here is this: One fashion magazine, cutting out a pile of pieces relying on mostly color/pattern — I gave myself some liberty with a few things like the lips, but then other pieces range from big swatches of color/pattern to smaller pieces–most of the pieces cut were cut out of the paper Once (no trimming after, shapes and cuts made when cut out are what you’re dealt with). Then I used a random way to picking the pieces to place (i went with using my phone number, i.e., “5” in my ph# =’s the fifth random piece out of the pile and so on) –and trying not to move the pieces too much once they’re down, i.e., I can’t move a piece completely to another area, but i can nudge/budge things, and i can change how the parts lay over/under each other. I stop putting pieces down either by chance or choice, but I don’t take pieces out.

It’s all laid down on a marked paper (I made a 10.25″ square), Don’t Glue it -Just take a pic of it, cropping out all the parts of paper beyond that border.  The biggest drawback I have is that I’m a terrible photographer with terrible cameras and lights, besides that since it’s not glued, you have to fashion a way to take pics without disturbing the work.  I’ll work on a better way with this, but that’s not really part of the game -having the pieces unglued is, because when you’re done you tear it apart and do it again.  For practice.  Hopefully, it’s sharpening my compositional skills, get me thinking and on my feet quickly, and showing me the benefits of making “studies” when possible.  These are my results, with minimal photoshop tweaking after their analog creation.

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