Documentarian Follow-up

I found an example of what I was talking about in the Breadcrumbs: Documentarian post.  Below is the first ever paper-cut piece I made and the most recent.

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Spooky pumpkin cameo!

The first thing I notice about it is the perspective, it’s so tragically off, though it lends a certain charm to it all.  The details are so completely off, the layers don’t make any sense.  I used plain card stock and didn’t have any of the precise cutting tools that I have now.

I didn’t attempt another paper cut for a long time, but I had been mulling it over in the back of my mind.  When I attempted my second, it looked much better.  It had actual color, for on thing.

Fast foward about two years, and we have my latest attempt.

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In a lot of ways, this is the piece I wanted to make in the first place.  This attempt has a lot more complexity.  I’m proud of the progress I’ve made, and that helps to motivate me to try new things in the future.  Art is a process, and ultimately success and failure are just fuel to move you forward.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. I love the first one! But when I scrolled down to the second, I actually said “Oh my god!” out loud! That’s AMAZING! I wish I had your talent!! You’re so amazingly creative in so many different mediums, it’s astounding!

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    1. Shucks, you’re far, far too kind!

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      1. Nah, you’re just awesome! 🙂

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