365 Collages–Extended Mix

I created this video with the YouTube Video Editor. Music by The License Lab-UNDERscore. Choice cuts from my 365 art projects.

So I have made short, collage slideshows before, using the Video Editor in YouTube. But I sort of forgot about it until now. I wanted to make a lo-fi, vintage, collage vid with those film scratches, exposure spots and light leaks, like the crappy, homemede videos of our past. I thought I could whip it out in After Effects (Photoshop in motion, right?), without really knowing After Effects (entertaining, informative tute here). Big mistake. So I am tabling After Effects, for now, and giving up on scratches, spot & leaks for now. But this extended mix is my longest, most current, and I am liking it, for now.

See my samples and song info at: http://dekdav.deviantart.com/gallery. Email me at: derekdavalos@comcast.net. I offer freelance graphic and art services, and can create a cool, personalized slideshow video, just for you,  just like this. Or a stunning, custom, collage piece. So contact me.

Her Space Holiday 375

Her Space Holiday 375, Inspired by the indie electronica band Her Space Holiday

i think it’s unfair
 the only time i go away
 is the only time you care

you don’t see the point
 preparing for the end
 you’ve made all these plans
 you put all your friends
 in silent films

Models with hats courtesy of Australian National Maritime Museum on The Commons
A weirdly, beautiful, instrumental song and video by Her Space Holiday

My latest art project EntertainMe, where I create another year’s worth of digital collages, based on indie rock and visual media. Click here to see on deviant Art.

I went with one of my paper stock backgrounds, and played with these pink, pastel hues. It took on this classical, vintage feel which felt warm and inviting to me. I want to contrast the pink florals with something modern and fresh. The green and black dots seemed to do the trick.

I loved these older ads that were on Flickr. These women modeling hats seem to mesh well with the background patterns and colors. And mesh I did.

 

Drake 379

Drake 379. No, not the rapper. But the larger than life, fire-breathin,’ green, scaly, scary dragon in both mythology and media. Something enormous and awe-inspiring in scale and size, fantastical and terrifying at once, the supernatural stuff of dreams and nightmares. Drakes are smaller than dragons, but still fly and breath fire but have no magical abilities. Basically, Drakes are evil.

Original ship art and words courtesy of Internet Archive Book Images
For different types of dragons

My latest art project EntertainMe, where I create another year’s worth of digital collages, based on indie rock and visual media. Click here to see on deviant Art.

Finding art like this that is so mystical, wonderful and amazing, that is hundreds of years old, is truly refreshing. Looking at images on the Internet Archive Book Images on Flickr is a visual treat. Using some of this original imagery in my collage work is an honor.

Mst 380

Mst 380, inspired by the always talented Ulrich Schnauss, with Jonas Munk, from the new, instrumental album Passage. Inspired by all blissful, instrumental, ambient post-rock (or whatever you wanna call it)

Original priest illustration by Internet Archive Book Images
To listen to Mst

My latest art project EntertainMe, where I create another year’s worth of digital collages, based on indie rock and visual media. Click here to see on deviant Art.

Being drawn to the mystical since I was young, I seem to veer toward it in my work. Not religious by any means, I still gravitate towards spiritual icons and symbols. This was another old illustration, black & white and simple, yet powerful. It was a joy building off this mystical and wise- looking monk.

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