Saturday, October 29, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Boo by collage artist Megan Coyle
I hope everyone has a Happy Halloween! Above and below are a couple Halloween-themed text collages I created for my "Art for Everyone" series.

Eat Candy Corn by collage artist Megan Coyle

Friday, October 21, 2011

Illustration on Conan O'Brien's Website

Conan O'Brien by collage artist Megan Coyle

"Conan"
Collage on mat board
7"x5"

Today the Team Coco crew let me know that my artwork is now on Conan O'Brien's website. I put together this mini collage the other day as part of my effort to start up a series of famous faces. I'd like to sharpen my illustration skills with capturing the likeness of well-known figures.

Conan O'Brien by collage artist Megan Coyle

And I thought I'd share my favorite Conan quote with you:

"Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen."
— Conan O’Brien.

Anyway, I'm off to start the weekend. Looks like I'll have a chance to put in a few hours of studio work too.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Art for Everyone

Art for Everyone Series by collage artist Megan Coyle
The other day I decided to try something a little different - collaging words and phrases. Instead of cutting out strips of colorful, textured paper for portraits or landscapes, I decided to focus on words.

Art for Everyone by collage artist Megan Coyle
This new series was inspired by some of my previous work, like the above collage called "Snowflakes." "Snowflakes" was a commissioned piece where I cut out bits and pieces of black paper to make the lettering for an Alice Childress quote.

Art for Everyone by collage artist Megan Coyle
This new text series is called "Art for Everyone," where I'm collaging art or art-related words and phrases. Instead of focusing on one color for the text, I'm using a variety of textures and colors. I'm also experimenting with different ways of making letters look more like simple shapes.

Must Create by collage artist Megan Coyle
Need More Art by collage artist Megan Coyle
You can check-out more pieces in the series as I list them in my "Art for Everyone" Etsy section.

Monday, October 17, 2011

3d Collage Character Study: Birdy in a Tree

Birdy animation by Megan Coyle
A few days ago I mentioned that my brother (an animator in NYC) and I worked on a 3d collage character study (Birdy). Recently I collaged a background for Birdy, and worked on some bark texture and a few collaged leaves. Above you can see what Birdy looks like in his new environment.

Birdy animation by Megan Coyle
Above is another image of Birdy, although this time a filter has been applied to the image.

Now all we need to do is animate the little guy and have him say a few lines.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Papirmasse in the Mail

Collage artist Megan Coyle
The other week I got my copy of Papirmasse in the mail, which is a publication based in Canada that features prints of artwork alongside writing. I was thrilled to be part of the September postcard edition, and was happy to get ten postcard-sized prints of artwork in the mail. Just look at them all! Looks like I have quite a few more prints to add to my bulletin board.

Collage artist Megan Coyle

Collage artist Megan Coyle
On each postcard, there's a print of a work of art on one side (above is a print of my "Snorkeling" collage).

Collage artist Megan Coyle
And on the other side is a short piece of writing.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Meet the Bostons - Ivy and Molly

Meet the Bostons - Ivy and Molly by collage artist Megan Coyle

"Meet the Bostons - Ivy and Molly"
Collage on paper
12"x16"

And here's the final collage. Those two Bostons sure look like they're having a lot of fun...

Meet the Bostons - Ivy and Molly with Bosty
So Bosty decided to squeeze into the picture.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Progress Picture #4: Meet the Bostons - Ivy and Molly

Meet the Bostons - Ivy and Molly by Megan Coyle
And it's almost complete! The next image I'll post of these two will be the finished collage. Here you can see I've developed the dogs more and have almost covered the entire background with magazine strips.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Progress Picture #3: Meet the Bostons - Ivy and Molly

Meet the Bostons - Ivy and Molly by collage artist Megan Coyle
Just a couple more progress pictures and then you'll see the finished image of this piece. At this point I blocked out the color in the background more and started piecing together bits and pieces of paper on top of the dog sketches. I really enjoyed collaging these two - they look so happy.

Anyway, I'm off to start working on a collaboration project for a 3d animated character study. Hopefully I'll have something to share somewhat soon.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Progress Picture #2: Meet the Bostons - Ivy and Molly

Meet the Bostons - Ivy and Molly by collage artist Megan Coyle
Here's the next stage of the Bostons collage. You can see I've started to block out the color in the background as well as parts of the dogs. These Bostys have got me thinking that I should work on some more dog and cat collages in the future. But for the time being, I'm busy busy with commission work, collaborations, and a few portraits. Whew! More progress pictures/completed collage images to come soon.