If you have read my last post on what’s been inspiring me lately (and if you haven’t then you can read it here), then you would know that I’ve been feeling super inspired by collage artists lately. I particularly love anything with a minimalist style, and especially love ones with playful colour schemes and contrasting textures!
I’ve found them that extra bit inspiring to me because I’ve been playing around with my own collages in my spare time. I create them digitally on my iPad Pro in Procreate and mostly use royalty-free photos, blocks of colour, and photos I’ve taken. The reason I make them digitally is mostly down to two main reasons, the first being that I prefer the flexibility of making them digitally over the traditional way, and the second being that I am spending a lot of time flitting between staying in my own home in Wiltshire and living with my parents in Cornwall this year. As there is a three hour drive between the two it is a lot easier to keep my work digital to cut down on all the things that I need to haul between.
In my collages I have been experimenting with contrasting vintage botanical illustrations with more modern photographs and block colour schemes. I also really like to add some gold into the work as I feel it makes them feel more special.
Here are some of my most recent digital collages, I hope you like them!
My most used colour palette this week consists of warm pinks and rusty colours, though I in the last collage I tried out a cooler blue palette which I also really love. Being able to explore the relationship between colours in this way has proven to be really fun and has given me a sense of mindfulness during my day as I take in my surroundings more while I look for interesting combinations in the real world.
What is your current go-to colour palette like?