Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Landscape by collage artist Megan Coyle

Collage on paper

This is a piece that I completed a few days ago. My client wanted me to make an abstract landscape, somewhat similar to "The Artist from a Distance" collage. So now I just need to frame it and deliver it to its new home. I'm also beginning to do a bit of work on my first chinchilla portrait. Chinchillas sure are cute!

Anyway, I'm off to run a few errands. And I can't believe it's almost December and before long it will be 2012. Wow, it still blows my mind how fast a year can creep by.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Abstract Fields

Abstract Fields by collage artist Megan Coyle

Collage on paper

This was one of the background pieces I created for the Birdy animation project. We ended up using a different collage for the project, but I thought I'd share this one as well. This piece is a bit abstract and uses a lot of rectangular strips of paper - which is what I usually use with scapes.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Noah by collage artist Megan Coyle

Collage on paper

And here's the completed collage of the smiling dog. Looking back at all the previous commission work I've done, it looks like dog portraits have been the most popular subject. When it comes to tackling pet portraits, I've found that it helps a lot if the subject is a happy-looking pup.

In other news, you can check out my article that was just published on Bourgeon Online - Art is a Story. I discuss the writing and illustrating process for Duck & Fish as well as the storytelling I do with my other art projects.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Progress Picture #1: Noah

Noah by collage artist Megan Coyle
Here's the sketch I did for my latest commission piece, a portrait of a dog named Noah. In the reference photo I'm using for this one, Noah looks like one happy dog. I always enjoy tackling portraits of smiling dogs - they're too fun!

In other news, I'm still working away on a couple of collaborations and will post progress pictures of those projects sometime in the future. I also need to change gears a bit and work on some new artwork for my upcoming solo shows in 2012. Anyway, I hope everyone is having a lovely week!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Test Animation of Birdy

Here's the latest progress on the Birdy animation - a collaboration I'm working on with my brother Brendan Coyle. This video is just a test animation for the project.

And to break down some of the textured components used for this piece, here are the collages I created:

Background by collage artist Megan Coyle
I made a couple collages for possible backgrounds - this is the one we went with.

Bark by collage artist Megan Coyle
Here's the bark collage texture used for the tree.

Leaves by collage artist Megan Coyle

My brother took these collages and either wrapped them around 3d models or put them on different planes.

I'm thinking I'll create another birdy for this guy to interact with and then we can create more of a scene. We shall see...

In other news, I was the Artist of the Week on E-junkie. You can read my interview with them on their website.