I'm in the beginning stages of a bunch of different projects right now, but nothing is far enough along to post pictures, so I thought I would do something different and show you where the collages start. I was recently asked on Facebook what my sketches look like before they end up as final collages so I thought I would post a few.
I use my final sketches as the pattern for the collage, so I start with sketches from my notebook and then polish them up in Photoshop. This means that things don't usually change a whole lot from sketch to collage.
This Moulin Rouge collage, for example, ended up almost exactly like the sketch.
Other times though, once I start cutting things out and getting far enough along that I can lay pieces out and see them all together, I realize that I need to make changes. This bear, for example, originally had Snow White and Rose Red to keep him company.
And Eddie Izzard had a squirrel with a lot of make-up.