I am still working on my third panda idea – this project has been more challenging than I first anticipated. In the mean time, I have found a great picture of a panda for you all to enjoy while you wait for my next panda picture!
If you follow those links they will lead you to see for yourself the inspiration for this project. I have challenged myself to create this series because this story is illustrated with so many different innovative collages, it really opens your eyes to all the ways you can make pictures.
My challenge is to try to make some myself! I am not artistic, so I will try my best, but do have a look at Laine’s book on Violet’s website, because it is very inspiring and motivating.
I hope you enjoy this series, and Lavender’s book, and I hope you will want to try collage too, because art is fun.
My first panda is made out of newspaper cuttings. I looked through an old newspaper and cut out the parts which were coloured black, in photos, and I also cut out sky and leaves and trees, from photos. I didn’t need to find white for this picture, because I worked on a white piece of paper, which is a good idea.
If I wanted, I could keep looking and find lots more green and blue to fill all the white spaces around the panda, but I am pleased with this, so I didn’t.