Happy New Year to everyone, i hope you are relaxing and enjoying your time with your family and loved ones. A new year marks a new begining and with this in mind i created a Collage Community as a place for everyone to share their collage creations in digital or handcut form. I see a lot of potential to the communities feature, actually the same potential i did not see 10 years ago at Facebook when the first communities started. I am not planning to make the same mistake and be just a watcher of things taking form but i will jump head on and advise everyone who has a passion or a favourite activity to do the same. Either you can subscibe and be part of a community or for the ridiculous price of 3 Steem you can create your own.
Collage is an easy medium for artists or a creatives to express themselves with simple tools or a basic knowledge of Photoshop. This leaves a lot of room for the imagination and in my opinion this is the reason why collage is such an important medium. In a way you exercise your imagination to think of impossible combinations, to alter the real and make it surreal and dreamy. Cutting, arranging and pasting your favourite images together is a relaxing process and in time if you are persistent you can find you own style.
Handcut collage example.
To celebrate the birth of the new community i decided to make a contest open to everyone, to try and make a collage artwork in handcut or digital form. There is no theme just use your imagination and try to create a composition of images that pleases you aesthetically or have a message to convey to the viewer. As source material you can use your images that you own, magazine clippings or images you found on the Internet, as long as you are not violating in rules of copyrights. I would suggest this Library of free images as a good way to start your collages adventures.
Digital collage example.
- Only new artworks never shown at Steem blockchain (no reposts).
- Subscibe and upload your artwork at the Collage Community or subscibe and upload your artwork from any Front End that you like as long as your FIRST tag is #hive-174904.
- Process photographs must be included.
- Use the #creativecoin tag if you want to receive CCC tokens along with Steem.
- Upvote and resteem this post.
The contest will start at the 1st of January and finish at the 14th of January, 12pm UTC.
- First Place: 50 Steem and 500 CCC Tokens.
- Second Place: 30 Steem and 300 CCC Tokens.
- Third Place: 20 Steem and 200 CCC Tokens.
I am looking forward to see your collage creations.