Let's Make a Collage - A Contest 52 - Grandpa's Tales

in Let's Make a Collage5 months ago (edited)

20200925133804.jpg

Today, I understand that some hobbies that appear by accident can be very useful.

One of these hobbies is creating photo collages.

I edited my first photo collage on June 26, 2019.

It's funny, but I was able to use this collage in today's work.

So I found a wonderful LMAC community created by creative @shaka.

I saw fascinating contests and wonderful works of those who participated in them.

For me, this opens up new horizons and I decided to take part in the 52nd round of the competition Let's Make a Collage - A Contest for All Creatives on Hive.

To be honest, when I saw the proposed photograph, a landscape with grazing horses, my hands dropped.

I am used to creating photo collages from photographs I took myself.

Here, today, I had to bring to life the work, the basis of which is the thoughts of another person.

But, I downloaded the photograph and began to examine it.

When I was about to refuse to participate in the competition, I saw two horses that stood mirror to each other, like a playing card.

pCC66d4.jpeg

I started working with these two horses and, at first glance, I began to create a monster with two heads, but this is not entirely true.

I remembered a children's fairy tale, the author of which is Karney Chukovsky, called "Doctor Aibolit", if you do not understand the meaning of this name, then the doctor's name is translated as - Ay! It hurts!

One of the characters in this tale was a two-headed horse named Push-Push.

A strange character, but it became my starting point in working on a photo collage.

pCC66d4.png

Further, I began to remove all unnecessary from the photograph and began to mercilessly destroy the extra horses, but in the course of this work, not a single horse was hurt.

pCC66d4 1.png

I realized that I would create the atmosphere of my childhood fairy tales and started trying different options.
This dendroid looked good on the horizon.

pCC66d4.jpg

I photographed this tree in Shevchenko Park, Rivne city. This monster had one tooth and one eye, but I added two teeth and a second eye to it. The result is an evil monster.

20200218174334.jpg

Everything is superfluous, went into the basket.

20200218174334.png

If I decided to create a fairy tale, then I must put in a collage those who will listen to these fairy tales. Of course, these are children!

Initially, I looked at Push-Pull like a horse, but I realized that this is a foal, and I need a different angle of view.

pCC66d4 2.png

You might ask me, "Why are these children taken from black and white photography?"

It's simple. This collage will be similar to my childhood.

It took place in the Soviet Union. Black and white televisions, black and white photographs, black and white film cameras.

The most vivid impression of childhood, these were the tales that my grandfather told. He himself invented fairy tales and they differed from fairy tales from fiction.

Yes, many fairy tales were recorded on black vinyl records, I often listened to them and read a lot of fairy tales printed in black on white paper.

So, the children will be black and white, and the fairy tales will be colored.

20190911105814.png

I photographed these children on the shore of the lake, they were waiting for their parents, who, at that time, were water baptized.

20190911105814.jpg

As I said, my grandfather was a wonderful storyteller and I thought that each of us had, or had a grandfather who loved his grandson, or a granddaughter and entertained them with interesting fairy tales.

The new character is a grandfather who tells fairy tales to his grandchildren.

pCC66d4 3.jpg

I photographed this elderly man outside the supermarket.

He sat pensively on the bench and, perhaps at that moment, he was composing a new fairy tale for his grandchildren.

20190912155321.jpg

There is no shadow in this photo, I had to create it.

20190912155321.png

Every parent and every grandfather dreams that their children, or grandchildren, are obedient. The model of obedience has always been sheep. Many fairy tales strive to bring to the child's mind the understanding that children should be meek and kind.

In addition to this, I created a branch hat on the head of the dendroid.

I borrowed the branches from the main photo in the upper left part.

pCC66d4 4 3.jpg

I photographed these sheep in Moldova, where sheep breeding is very developed. I have to say that I don't like Moldovan fairy tales, they have a very, bad ending, someone dies.

20190713194917.jpg

I don't need the whole flock of sheep, I only cut out part of the image.

20190713194917.png

The next fairytale character is a turtle.

In fairy tales, the image of a turtle is used in two cases when they want to show slowness, or, wisdom, because turtles live a very long time.

In Alexei Tolstoy's fairy tale "The Golden Key", the turtle was the keeper of the golden key to the secret door, which supposedly hid untold treasures.

The tale itself is a plagiarism of the tale of Pinocchio. But, in the days of the Soviet Union, things like plagiarism were ignored.

pCC66d4 4 5.jpg

I photographed this turtle at the zoo in Rivne, Ukraine.

DSC05322.JPG

The zoo remained outside of the photograph.

DSC05322.png

The most common fairy tales, during my childhood, were the tale that children are found in cabbage, or storks bring them.

I had a photograph of this beautiful bird and the stork appeared among other fairy-tale characters.

pCC66d4 4 5 1.jpg

Earlier, I took a large series of stork photos.

20190815082047.jpg

A stork walked in a beautiful green meadow, but I only needed a stork.

DSC04009.png

I want to return to the conversation about the dendroid that guards the forest.

He looks very intimidating.

But, in fact, he is very kind.

He is very worried that small fences will not be able to keep the children and they will penetrate into a dense forest, where they can get lost and get lost.

He loves children very much, but he must scare them.

But, where there are good characters, by all means, there is - Evil!

It hides in the shadows and waits for the right moment to cause you trouble.

Now, look at the shadow behind Grandpa.

Green, evil eyes are looking at you!

pCC66d4 4 5 2 1.png

To create an evil character, I came in handy with a photo of a black cat hiding in a black room.

20190814165732.png

I dissolved the black cat's face in black shadow.

20190814165732 1.png

The flight of white doves is a good ending to an interesting fairy tale, which symbolizes peace and happiness.

gotov4.png

I photographed each pigeon individually, but I decided to use a portion of the collage I had done earlier.

20190718191836.jpg

I got a little upset after spending a lot of time cutting out the picture. It was necessary to use the original photograph, there would be less work.

20190718191836.png

And, perhaps, the last character of this photo collage, this is the wishmaker, or the Golden Fish, which was presented to us by Alexander Pushkin in the Tale of the Fisherman and the Fish.

1111111111111.png

I photographed the fish in my aquarium, the collage was created from a photograph of a small swamp in the village of Topcha.

20190725225208.jpg

It will be interesting for me to revive this fish in GIF.

r1.png

Enjoy your viewing and join this fun and useful competition!

20200925143012232.gif

Author @barski
Ukraine

For my publications, I do not use stock photographs, it is fundamentally important for me to use photographs that I have made with my own hands for publication and I can name them - authorial work.

You can go to our blog on the Hive platform by clicking on the bee.

bEEEEEEE.jpg

Sort:  

was probably a lot of work
!invest_vote

That was interesting. Thanks!

Wonderful! Thanks for taking us along as you completed the collage. A lot of thought and inspiration went into it.

What a great piece! Fantastic work on the two-headed horse.

As I mentioned earlier, I find collages especially appealing if they are built using own materials, as you did here.

Also, great work with the shadows and the "piranha tree".

You went through a lot of thoughts and work to create this collage. Thanks for contributing your time and creativity to the LMAC!

Thank you very much for the appreciation of my work. I enjoyed this competition regardless of the final score. I could not sleep at night, thinking about the development of the plot)) I'm looking forward to the 53rd round.

I haven't got skills, but I find myself also waking up in the morning with ideas. A wonderful, addictive exercise.

Surrealism has taken its height and my friend what a stunning piece is that. I'm thrilled to watch and read what you've done in here 😊

LMAC was really missing a true artist. Proudly reblogged!

I am very glad that you liked my work. I think that here, all the participants in the competitions are real artists. They inspired me a lot.

I didn't mean to offend any of my fellow LMAC collage creators but I felt looking your collage to be complete in itself. :D

"LMAC was really missing a true artist"

My bad, I meant complete by mentioning true . Everyone is real here haha!

@cervisia denkt du hast ein Vote durch @investinthefutur verdient!
@cervisia thinks you have earned a vote of @investinthefutur !

Thanks a lot!

I like your story & the collage, beautifully colorful and moving, also with black and white images. 😎

Magical. Thanks for letting us trace the creative and intellectual process that led to this amazing collage. A storybook journey.

Well done but the horse is a bit weird hahahahah he has a very long body, good luck in the contest

I see that the phone screen cannot show all errors. A strange flicker appeared. Three times, anew, created the GIF, the same error.