For my final project I would like to explore the different insects found on the UWF campus and at the Edward Ball Nature Trail. I have always had a strong dislike for bugs, so I hope to face my fear and take the time to analyze these interesting creatures.
My plan is to go to the trail twice a week, either on Monday and Wednesday evenings or maybe one day on the weekends. I will take photographs using my Cannon EOS Rebel T5 camera, and I will do watercolor sketches in a sketchbook I will use to record all of my notes and preliminary drawings for this project.
The art form I hope to create will be a photo collage using photographs I have gathered, mixed with some watercolor aspects reminiscent of the watercolor sketches I will do in my sketchbook. To get the look I want, I will use photoshop and illustrator to combine the photos with the watercolor look, and print my designs. My final piece will be an 18x24 inch collage.
Artist and photographer Levon Biss, takes photos of insects close up to allow us to see the details. I plan to base my photographs off of his style, and then combine it with my own watercolor element.