Sept 1 marks my second 30x30 challenge. Instead of faces, I’m focusing on building my collaged owl series. However, just because the challenge is a few weeks away, doesn’t mean there isn’t work to be done. Is working ahead cheating? To me that’s not the question I ask. The question I ask myself is “How do I finish an owl a day?” To finish an owl a day means doing the prep work. These owls don’t take a day to make. The owls themselves really are the last of many many step beginning with countless hours of making hand painted papers, drawing in notebooks and preparing collaged backgrounds.
So that’s what I’m working on. Gessoing boards. Collaging and then waiting for that collage to dry before adding the next layer. All the stuff that involves a lot of drying time. That way, when September 1st rolls around, I have all the tools in place (or most of them) to get going.
How are you preparing for your 30 by 30 challenge?