Been working on the illustrations and some prints to see how everything will go together.
This was the illustration and image I wanted to combine with the ripped paper effect
Image © Sylvia Shek
After selectively ripping parts of the photographic image I set to work sticking the pieces on to a blank canvas and adding the illustration. I then scanned the image into the computer to do some minor re-touching and added some textures.
This is the outcome
After completing this first image I set to work on a second one
On completing this image and having a good look at them side by side. I’m realising that although the idea and effect that I wanted is there, somehow I feel that the overall aesthetics aren’t looking as good as I had hoped.
I think the problem may be with my illustrations looking too amateur and child like.
Needing to think of how I can rectify this situation.