Sunday, September 5, 2010

Brown Bear

Brown Bear by collage artist Megan Coyle

"Brown Bear"
Collage on paper

I used a lot of texture for this one - I'm realizing that some days I'm in the mood to work with a lot of texture/fragments of images, while other times I like to focus on plain colors. This piece was inspired by a trip to the Natural History museum - I took a picture of one of their bears on display in an animal exhibit to use as a guide for the general outline of this bear. The background and shadowing were sort of made up as I went along.

I hope everyone is enjoying the first few days of September. I've been working away as usual, and I'm excited about a couple of commission pieces I have in my schedule. I've been working on a lot of animal and landscape collages, however both of my commissions are portraits. I sort of put portraiture aside after having two solo exhibits back to back this summer that showcased different work for each show. I was a little burnt out on using figures for my subjects, however now I'm rested up and ready to dive back in.

At the moment, my children's book and animation work is put on hold until I finish up my work with clients.


Crafty Green Poet said...

I love the textures in this and the lovely expression on its face!

Nicky Linzey said...

Love this bear, it looks kind of wild but cuddly all at the same time!

pve design said...

Each time I recycle a magazine, I think I wish you lived closer so that I could give them all to you!
Love that bear.

rachel awes said...

awesome bear!
it looks like this one is posing!
hmmm, bears are popping up
for me recently...
lots of love to you!