Sunday, January 29, 2012

Tree Baby (Firefox)

Firefox by collage artist Megan Coyle

"Tree Baby (Firefox)"
Collage on paper
16"x12"

And here's the finished red panda cub. These little critters are so cute in person!

I'm currently working on several large animal collages - around 18"x24" - that will be used in an upcoming exhibition. I'm also doing a bit of preliminary work for a 2d animation that I hope to put together at some point. Busy, busy!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Progress Picture #2: Tree Baby (Firefox)

Tree Baby Firefox by collage artist Megan Coyle
Looks like I've been posting lots of sketches and then completed collages. So here you go - a not-quite-finished image of the "Tree Baby" collage. I had a lot of fun with the bark texture, and of course, perusing all my photos of red pandas.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Progress Picture #1: Tree Baby (Firefox)

Tree Baby Firefox collage by Megan Coyle
Here's the sketch for my latest red panda collage. It was inspired by a trip to the zoo not so long ago. The National Zoo has a couple of red pandas who recently had a couple of cubs, and the other day the entire family was out and about. They were pretty active, so I took a bunch of pictures of them. This sketch is based off of a couple of pictures I took of a cub that climbed into a tree.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

What Are You Looking At? (Orangutan)

What Are You Looking At - orangutan - by collage artist Megan Coyle

"What Are You Looking At?" (Orangutan)
Collage on paper
16"x12"

Here's the finished orangutan. I'm currently working on several animal collages since I'll have two overlapping solo shows this summer. The shows will only feature my animal collage work, thus I'll need quite a bit of work available to display. So I'm off - gotta keep busy!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Progress Picture #1: What Are You Looking At?

What Are You Looking At by collage artist Megan Coyle
Here's the sketch I did for one of my latest animal collages - an orangutan from the National Zoo. I get the majority of my animal collage inspiration from the zoo, and thank goodness there's one nearby. I've been busy working on a series of new animal collages for my upcoming solo show in North Charleston, SC as well as another show I'm having in one of the Alexandria City Galleries. Both exhibitions aren't until the summer, but I might as well get started now - it'll be a busy summer!

Anyway, I hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend! I've been having a very relaxing three-day weekend - just taking it easy and getting lots of rest.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Fluffy the Chinchilla Portraits

Fluffy the Chinchilla - Profile by collage artist Megan Coyle

"Fluffy the Chinchilla - Profile"
Collage on paper
7"x5"

Above and below are the finished portraits I did of Fluffy the Chinchilla. They were my first ever chinchilla portraits, and I had a lot of fun making them. The client had some great Fluffy photos that I used as references for these.

Fluffy the Chinchilla - Front by collage artist Megan Coyle

"Fluffy the Chinchilla - Front"
Collage on paper
7"x5"

And now I'm off to work on a red panda collage. Hope everyone has a great week!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Progress Picture #1: Fluffy the Chinchilla - Profile

Fluffy the Chinchilla by collage artist Megan Coyle
Here's the sketch I did for the second portrait of Fluffy the chinchilla. This one turned out to be my favorite of the two - I'll post the two finished works of art soon.

At the moment I'm trying to create a few new collages for my upcoming solo exhibits. The first one is in February, so I've got quite a bit of work ahead of me.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Progress Picture #1: Fluffy the Chinchilla - Front

Fluffy the Chinchilla by collage artist Megan Coyle
I hope everyone had a wonderful New Year! Doesn't quite feel like 2012 yet - perhaps because it's just beginning to feel like winter here in DC.

Anyway, above is a quick sketch that I did before working on one of the Fluffy the Chinchilla portraits. I was commissioned to do two, small portraits that were about 7"x5". Each collage shows a different angle of Fluffy. As you can see above, the sketch isn't quite accurate but it gave me enough detail to go ahead and dive into cutting and pasting paper.

And now I'm off to tackle a new animal collage. Have an artful week!