12/18/09

christmas collages




Here are a few more Christmas designs from a while back-these are all cut paper collages. I really enjoy the spontaneity of collage work. I find that if I just start cutting away without any real plan, I'm much happier with the results than if I sketch something out first.

45 comments:

Jason Curtis said...

I've never played with collage myself, but these examples really make me want to give it a whirl.

The reindeer is my favorite I think.

Great stuff Michael...I feel all jolly and merry now that I've seen these.

damon said...

super cool

happy Xmas

salli s. swindell said...

BRILLIANT...enough said.

Patricia González Palacios said...

hey are all beautiful, I leave you a hug and you have a Merry Christmas. paty

Jason Dove said...

Michael, These are Great! I love the reindeer the best. Your design work is incredible. Merry Christmas Buddy!

Kyle Poling said...

I agree with all the above - I like some of the patterns you used, especially in the elf and reindeer. I'd really like to see more like this, wouldn't even have to be holiday related. Merry Christmas!

jmanu said...

Beautiful creations Michael!
my fav is santa :)

Abz said...

I love the reindeer as well. Nicely done my friend!

Brad said...

they are fantastic! they look like something out of Graphis Annual in the 50's. great job! Santa is my fav.

Luispa Salmon said...

very cool!

nina seven said...

these are awesome!

Andrew said...

Bottom two works are my favourites. You might be getting the whole planet onto collage!!

merry chrissie

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

You just do the most jaw dropping fabulous illustrations and now COLLAGE!!!! What a wonderful wonderland of fun and color and pattern. You have out done yourself with this cause you know how much I LOVE COLLAGE! I want to tell you what an inspiration and joy your work has been to me in the last couple of months. You have made me smile so darn big with your wonderful sense of humor and fabulous style. The joy of what you do come through in your awesome work! When work leaves me feeling happy or takes me back to a moment then that work has done it's job. I can tell that you love what you do! It shows in your work. Genius lives in your work. I always look to better myself with watching what talented people like you and Bella, Eric, and others bring to the table of creativity. I aspire to be like you. I'm not trying to flatter, but merely let you know YOU are an inspiration and a blogging mentor to me. You will never know how your comment left on my blog have touched my heart and made me smile and most of all encouraged my creativity. Thank you Michael for sharing your gift of art and your wonderful gift of friendship. I pray that you will be blessed with a wonderful and very sweet holiday!
Shalom
with many humble hugs
Vanessa

Nearchos said...

Excellent collage work mate!

justdoodleit said...

Really fun and colorful stuff! Totally agree about spontaneity being more fun, as it's sometimes much closer to the impulse to create than brainstorming.

Jmontiel said...

happy Xmas!!!

Art Fan Ako said...

These make great Christmas cards! Enjoy the holidays!

Tomás Serrano said...

Ups, I was sure that I let a comment days ago... I repeat: the top is great, specially the line of the nose and eyes into the shapes of color. And I have the need now of making a collage, he, he.

Chelsea Kirchoff said...

Hey Michael! Came across your blog via Abz's! Your work is fabulous! I am looking forward to seeing more of it! Michigan says hello!

Chelsea

Abhilash.N said...

Brilliant Michael...!!
I am a fan of your simplicity and colors..!!
Wish you a **"Merry Cristmas"**& **"Happy New year"**

Desiree Cassidy said...

Awesome! I love how these turned out, so bright and lively! Perfect for christmas!
Heppy Holidays!

donny* said...

oh man! these totally blow me away. perfect. have a great holiday, michael!

matt dawson said...

There's just something about collage and the shapes it gives. Matisse knew it, Saul Bass too...and so, obviously, do you ! Love the freshness of these, beautiful work! Merry Christmas Michael... thanks for your kind words throughout the year... cannot wait to see your work in 2010!

jacks said...

lovely lovely

Manola said...

Just lovely as always!!!
MERRY CHRISTMAS Michael!!! And Happy new year! Hugs,
Manola

Bella Sinclair said...

Wow, your art is mind-bogglingly awesome! Really super stuff. Love the elfin cocktail party. I'm sure a lot of wacky toy ideas are borne from there. :)

Have a very Merry Christmas!

Abz said...

Thank you for you very kind words!

Happy Holidays! :)

R.Dress said...

These are wonderful pieces. I love the use of negative and positive shapes with your santa. Brings a smile to my face. Happy Holidays to you too=)

FRANK M HANSEN said...

WOW! These are awesome. You should do more of these collage spontaneity work. I love the idea that it comes together as it goes & that you enjoy it. You are VERY good at it.

Francisco Martins said...

Michael, these are really great! i lovee collage! and you're great at it man!
Happy Hollidays! :)

justdoodleit said...

Happy holidays and have a wonderful year ahead Michael. Your work is very very cool and many thanks for your frequent visits kind words on my blog :)

Amy C said...

these are super awesome, that little jolly elf is adorable, I hope he comes by my house tonight.
Wishing you a fatabulous holiday and all the best for 2010

Gavin Goo said...

These are beautiful Michael! May you have a wonderful Christmas and another New Year ahead! Another New Yeaf of great work for our inspiration! :D

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Hey Michael, just wanted to stop by and wish you a very Merry Christmas and a happy New year!!!

EHSAN HAJIBABAIE said...

an invitation to a game. . .

Come and the write.

it's free.

pakoto said...

really awesome!! haaappy holidays michael!

Shirley said...

Whoa, Michael..you are one that can do it all! These are fantastic! I wish you all the best in the New Year. Can't wait to see more of your work and I thank you for your kindness through this year. Monsieur has a box o' peanut brittle for you! : )

Lydia Sanchez said...

Great blog! your illustrations are awasome, congratulations and happy holidays ^^

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Dominic Bugatto said...

Love the feel of these pieces.

Robert Bandel said...

Fantastic illustrations- Some really fun and beautiful pieces on your blog

duchessdoright said...

Wow! These are really fantastic! You are astoundingly talented. I missed you at Christmas, but hope to see you in May.

jazzlamb said...

Wow! They have so much texture! Its a delight to look at them. Really cute!

Sjan W said...

Nive stuff and good line work :)

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Just came by to wish you a very happy and joyous New Year!!! I hope that it will be your best year yet!!! Hugs
V