A number of extra hand prints turned into another collage. This one has a lot more colored pencil and ebony pencil in addition to some green tinted gesso for texture. Initially I attempted to use multiple prints of the same hand. Feeling as if there was too much of a good thing, I ended up adding some different poses. Still not thrilled with the composition I kept working on it hoping to create some more interesting areas that might distract from the repetition of the wimpy ‘jazz hands.’ I wonder if elementary school teachers still have young children trace their hands to create turkeys for Thanksgiving. As a former art teacher I would be disappointed if this was still done. Maybe I should turn my hands into turkeys. Maybe they already are turkeys.
The photo program on my computer allows for editing of color saturations. Removing all saturation yields a nice black and white image. If there isn’t enough contrast you can increase that, as well. Isn’t technology wonderful? I actually like it better without the colors.