This was another page in which I had adhered some wine labels. I seem to always start collage layers in the centre of a page so luckily these two labels were also forming a column so you know what that means: yup, I turned it into one of my herma illustrations. The art work on the Cocomero label inspired the subject matter so I decided to draw a female figure who was the personification of a watermelon. Random fact about me: while I love other types of melon, I absolutely cannot abide watermelon. It just tastes like sugary water to me and I don’t like the fluffy texture on my teeth. I set myself the challenge of drawing a lopsided smile (I have a very wonky smile myself so that was the inspiration) and I think I pulled it off without it looking too much like a smirk.
Rainbow Art Journal – Pink Herma
This page already had an element of collage pasted into it, specifically the wine label that forms the basis of the figure. I, therefore, decided to extend the collaged area into a taller column to become the basis of one of my “herma” type figures. I was very out of practice with layering media, particularly when it comes to constructing faces, so I am actually pretty pleased with how this face turned out. I was so indecisive about what to do with the background that I decided upon nothing at all, just leaving it as solid pink.