Geometric Animals

As a keen recyclist and upcyclist, I always try to challenge myself to find ways to make work without having to resort to buying new resources when old materials can be used, so I started with scrap paper – picked up the orange sleeve cover that you get on moleskin sketchbook from my recycling bag.
The orange sleeve is cut up in random shapes and sizes, and recomposed into animal forms. Since I can use both side of the pieces I try to play with colour co-ordination and try to use as much of the pieces as possible without throwing any away; all the little trimmed bits were used on the bird tail.

Bear
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Crow


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Dog
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Pangolin
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Armadillo
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It was really fun rearranging and trying out different pieces to see what animal I can build; some I can almost figure out with the shape by deciding what animal I’m thinking of going to make. It’s quite nice to see what you can produce with these limitations and at the same time exercise your mind in thinking graphically (in terms of shape composition and use of colour).

Worth trying out if you have lots of scrap paper at home – particularly if you have coloured/textured/line/spotted paper and with text… who knows what crazy things you can build! 😀

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Aboriginal Paintings

Hello there!

I remember going to the Pitts River Museum in Oxford and saw this really lovely aboriginal painting on display and it inspired me to do something (as well as I find the animals in the painting really funny looking).
So I’ve been painting recently and made some attempts first on sketchbook to see how it looks and moved to painting on small MDF pieces. I’m still painting as I go along which I will post again when it’s done.
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(I have no idea what this bird-like creature is, but I remember thinking of Dodo and rooster when I was painting it)

Highly recommend anyone to try this out, especially if you’re not good at drawing animals like me… it works out well in the end haha.
Not too sure if I’ll continue with it longer but if so, I’ve been thinking of making a series of it or somehow incorporate small pieces which fits into a large piece sorta thing……. we’ll see.