I started playing with scrap paper in random shapes recently to learn about shape and form as part of my abstract class. I made the one below by gluing various scraps of paper to a piece of hard-press 140 lb watercolor paper with a glue stick:
I then outlined my shapes with oil pastel and rubbed it with a paper towel to smear it. The outlining gives my shapes form. It looks like the purple ring is a magnet and the other objects are drawn to it.
I found that limiting my time to about 15 minutes, helped me not to fuss over it.
The next one I outlined with pencil after I glued the shapes:
I then smeared the pencil with a blending stump to add definition to my shapes. It reminded me a little of blending Zentangles with a pencil to give them a 3-D appearance.
I found this exercise to be very relaxing. And the results don’t look too bad. What do you think?
Happy Creating! 🙂