I've had my first bash at filming a collage-in-progress! It's not entirely successful, mainly because I haven't got a clue what I'm doing when it comes to this sort of thing, but I hope it might give you an insight into how I create my illustrations. I think the file might be way too big and that's why it's a bit slow and pixelated in parts? Or maybe it's something else entirely (like my terrible Staffordshire internet connection?). Any hints and tips very much appreciated!
I made this on Friday and planned to put the video up on Saturday as a nice, Valentine-y thing, but general cluelessness combined with a lovely weekend going to the theatre/walking-and-fish-and-chipping/singing conspired to delay my plans somewhat. I hope instead this brightens up an otherwise grey and drizzly (here in Staffordshire, anyway) Monday afternoon. I apologise for the relentlessly chirpy backing music (better than no music at all, I thought), you probably shouldn't watch it more than once, it will embed itself in your brain.
Here's how the finished thing turned out, I'm going to add to it and perhaps use it for a card, what do you think? I used to be really reluctant to collage animals without hair or feathers, but elephants are my new favourites.