OH! Jello, there!

It may be mid-April but I'm recapping March's Make Art That Sells Bootcamp assignment.  I've said it time and time again, but if you're an artist looking to just expand in general, TAKE LILLA'S CLASSES.  They are so helpful. They push you and keep you motivated and provide a sense of community with like-minded people.  When I first saw the word JELLO I thought, UHOH.  I work in concrete shapes, in bold vibrant solid colors with lines.  Jello…well, jello wiggles! Jello is transparent.  Jello does NOT look like my work.  

jello

Butttt….as it turns out, I LOVE ILLUSTRATING JELLO! I really had a fantastic time with this.  Since I collage, I thought long and hard about what could be used to capture the transparency and I decided on colored acetate.  I had trouble finding this, so I went to Staples and bought a few packs of binder dividers.  They were PERFECT.  I allowed a lot of play time, just to scan and cut and glue and tape and see what works.  And then I dove in, and really surprised myself.  

Here are a few photos from my process:

There's something really fun about researching things you would never have even given a second thought to and just drawing and drawing and drawing them until it is pretty much the only thing you think about.  I can't wait to see what is in store for next month's assignment.  We're currently on Spring Break!