words and pictures integrated as tightly as can be

4:56 pm - Posted by Rich

words and pictures

I’ve always been interested in not only combining words and pictures, which illustration essentially is, but finding ways to integrated the two as integrally as possible.   Here is one such case, where the nose and eye of this woman becomes the “S” in the word “surly”……in doing illustrations for my friend’s journal pages and poems, I was given the freedom to experiment in this manner of combining words and images, and experimented with layouts too.  The final results being the most original work I’ve done, inspired by wonderful, highly personal poems.   letter integrated with illustration

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One Response to “words and pictures integrated as tightly as can be”

  1. admin says:

    It’s rare to see a part of an illustration double as a letter in a subsequent word, so I was pleased whenever I was able to figure out a way to do that in this series.


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