Friday, June 30, 2017

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Collage and Greeting Cards



C O L L A G E

Wonderful medium ~  collage
Versatile
Inventive
Resourceful

I've made these little 8 x 10" collages specifically for greeting cards.
The background of the collage starts with a canvas board, pages from 
old books, hymnals, and stamped with acrylic paint.

Because they are small, I am able to use the scraps of collage ephemera 
that I have accumulated over the years. The colorful border at
 the bottom  is collaged fabric, also saved scraps.

Once I am satisfied with the collage, I scan it to my computer and 
add the text. I save the collage and text as a JPEG file and send it to an 
on-line company to make a 4 x 6" photo print.

Double sided tape is the secret ingredient. 
I tape the photo print to a blank purchased card with matching envelope. 
The photo prints are the perfect option for me, since
 I do not own a professional color printer.


Sunday, June 25, 2017

Collage and Greeting Cards


C O L L A G E

Wonderful medium ~  collage
Versatile
Inventive
Resourceful

I've made these little 8 x 10" collages specifically for greeting cards.
The background of the collage starts with a canvas board, pages from 
old books, hymnals, and stamped with acrylic paint.

Because they are small, I am able to use the scraps of collage ephemera 
that I have accumulated over the years. The colorful border at
 the bottom  is collaged fabric, also saved scraps.

Once I am satisfied with the collage, I scan it to my computer and 
add the text. I save the collage and text as a JPEG file and send it to an 
on-line company to make a 4 x 6" photo print.

Double sided tape is the secret ingredient. 
I tape the photo print to a blank purchased card with matching envelope. 
The photo prints are the perfect option for me, since
 I do not own a professional color printer.





Saturday, June 24, 2017

Trolls in the Attic - Middle Grade Book


Here is a mock-up book cover for 
TROLLS IN THE ATTIC.

The title and other verbiage show up well in a white font.
This will give the author an idea what it could look like with the words. A book designer will be used to actually design the cover using my art.

Look for Joanie Findle's book.
Hopefully it will be published this year and I'll show you on this blog.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Trolls in the Attic - Middle Grade Book

TROLLS IN THE ATTIC

This art was created with colored pencils on bristol board paper.
Colored pencils require many layers of colors until I reach the desired effect or outcome. Then I use a "Blender Pencil" to blend these many layers of colors. You can see the before picture at the bottom.
 I had just started to blend the walls of the attic.

 The transformation is amazing!





Monday, June 19, 2017

Trolls in the Attic - Middle Grade Book


Here we have the finished approved artwork for the cover of TROLLS IN THE ATTIC.

Seven trolls, yellow eyes, ferocious looking teeth. Young innocent girl who has no idea of the trouble she is in for!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Trolls in the Attic - Middle Grade Book


So, this is the cover with the new trolls.

The author thought the girl's hair should hang loose, I added more hair, but I really want the hair tied back so we could see the tilt of her head. Now I have too much hair. And I have an even number of trolls - I like odd numbers. Back to the drawing board.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Tyronne the Turtle


TYRONNE THE TURTLE

Reptile & Amphibian Art Exhibit
June 17th thru July 30th

at the Richard M. Nixon County Park

Come visit Tyronne and cast your vote for him!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

COLLAGE -

On May 31st, I received this email:

Hi Judy,
My name is Anuj Agarwal. I'm Founder of Feedspot.

I would like to personally congratulate you as your Judy Grupp Studio has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top 40 Collage Blogs on the web.


I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world.

This is the most comprehensive list of Top 40 Collage Blogs on the internet and I’m honored to have you as part of this!

Needless to say I was quite surprised and honored. Especially considering the huge number of fabulous blogging collage artists that I was in competition with. And, as you can see from my blog, collage is only one of many forms of art that I create.
Thank you FEEDSPOT !

To celebrate, I will share some of my favorite collages. Most have already been featured on my blog. I also included many collages in my book, ART JOURNAL, available on Amazon.







Monday, June 5, 2017

Trolls in the Attic - Middle Grade Book

My trolls needed tweaking. The feet and hands were too big. The noses too long. Too tall. The author wanted squatty trolls with pointed teeth.
 Yellow eyes.

 I practiced until we were able to get the trolls in her head down on my paper.



Friday, June 2, 2017

Trolls in the Attic - Middle Grade Book


The author had a visual in her head of how she wanted the cover to look. This is a self published book, so I am able to meet with the author and try to create what she wants. I am just a tool for her. This is not about me creating art, it's all about creating for the author. In the publishing world, I think the author and artist never meet, let alone talk about the work.

After seeing my first drafts, the author wanted this scenario - the girl sitting in a sideways position and looking in the box. The trolls needed to be squatty and ferocious and no trees.

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