Collage Graduation

It’s like sewing a quilt with your computer!

Remember when carpel tunnel came from things like clipping images out of a magazine? Sure, all the precise cutting and glue sticking was kind of cathartic, and filling up an entire poster board with Mark-Paul Gosselaar heads was totally worth it, but the practice seems so archaic, right? Lucky for us digital collage art is a thing now and we can get carpel tunnel the way were we’re always destined to.

Apart from learning the basics of editing software like Photoshop and Illustrator, the collaging process hasn’t changed much. Slews of images are at your fingertips on the web, so the biggest challenge is compiling your content. Once it’s gathered, two familiar steps remain: 1- make a base. And 2- build up.

Simple, yah?! Feeling inspired? Check out this collage tutorial and take some additional queues from our favorite artists.

 

Eugenia Loli uses everything from plants, animals, precious gems, far off galaxies and even HAM to create her surreal landscapes. Most are found and scanned from vintage magazines and textbooks lending a sense of romance and childlike wonder to her body of work.

 

 

Justin Mays’ psychedelic and visually explosive images are a mixture of digital and glitch art. His use of lady heads and neon colors are the best.

 

 

This one’s a giggler. Johnny Smith’s collages are super playful and feature cute animals, food and tons of sexual imagery – often all at the same time!

 

Promise to call us when you start a collage club, k?

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