Digital Collages

For creating a traditional collage, the artist collects various elements and physically pieces them together to make a composition. Those elements might be newspaper or magazine clippings, photos, bits of colored paper, scraps of fabric or just about anything that can be glued down to the work surface. Then the artist may paint or draw on top of those assembled items. To do the same thing digitally, one must collect material from several digital graphic sources and “cut and paste” them together. In these three collages, I used pieces from some of my earlier abstract designs, photos, and textured elements created in Procreate app as well as other visual sources. They were assembled in layers and, in several instances, altered with filters in Procreate to change their transparency and color. I added lines, geometric shapes and other marks using various brushes in Procreate to mimic traditional painting.

Author: Jeff Gold

I'm a retired musician (oboist) now living in Vermont and exploring various avenues of art, urban sketching, life drawing, block printing and digital abstractions.

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