I’ve been really slack at posting my artworks on my blog recently. I thought I’d get lots of things posted during the mid-year break, but I didn’t. I was distracted by making art instead. Posting here is a good way for me to keep track of what I’ve made throughout the year. Hopefully I won’t be as slack for the rest of the year.
Anyway, I entered a competition to design Doctor Who fanart that would be printed on T-shirts a few months ago. Unfortunately, I didn’t win, but the winning designs have just been unveiled, so I thought it was definitely time to post this (I really should’ve posted it months ago, but anyway). The criteria was quite specific. The design was only allowed to have one doctor in an outfit they wore in the tv show and the tardis. I decided to go with an Art Nouveau style because I love that style, and I made a papercut because why not?
I cut the design out of black paper and then put coloured paper behind it. I’ll post videos of the progress on my Facebook and Instagram pages, so keep an eye out for them if you’re interested in seeing me make the artwork.
To cut out the coloured paper sections, I photocopied the black papercut, cut out the area I needed from the photocopy, taped it onto the coloured paper and then cut it out. I then blu-tacked the coloured paper to another photocopy because I wanted to make sure the colours were right before I glued them onto the black papercut.
To glue the coloured paper pieces on, I used a wooden skewer to put glue onto the back of the black papercut, then put the coloured paper in place. I had to flip the artwork over quite often, to make sure the pieces were placed correctly and I didn’t have glue on the front. If you don’t understand any of my process and want to understand, feel free to ask questions in the comments or watch the videos that I’ll post on my social media accounts soon.
I love this artwork, and I’m really proud of it, even if the judges didn’t think it was the best.