This is my progress for my collage piece:
I wanted to hide the classroom in the original photograph, so I added a vignette and lots of contrast.
Here I started cutting out pieces for my composition and started adding them where I could.
I wanted this piece to be a bit “humorous”, so I replaced his face with a Jack Skellington head, as seen here.
I repositioned a few things, most noticeably the small guitar, and I recolored the Motionless in White logo so that it wouldn’t be lost in the background. I started playing around with the police tape and added it to his arm so that it looks like he is wearing it. I didn’t want the tape to be so opaque so I toned it down as I got to the edges of his arm.
I noticed something was missing, but couldn’t figure out what…
In the end, I came up with this. It’s not as in-your-face as I wanted it to be, but I like how it turned out. I added guitar picks to the left because I didn’t want the composition to be very right-heavy. I wanted a more centralized composition.