If you’re like me, you would know Eric Carle as the famous author of that ever-so-popular children’s book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. He also wrote many other entertaining books, but The Very Hungry Caterpillar would be the most well-known.
Well, if you’re like me too, you would have enjoyed looking at the simple yet captivating illustrations in all of his books.
However, little did I know that those illustrations were also done by Eric Carle himself! Yep, Author AND Illustrator!
And it was this same collage illustrating technique that Ethan was emulating when he recently created what I like to call….a Masterpiece 🙂
Basically the collage method involves painting, sponging and decorating pieces of paper and then cutting out the relevant shapes, and then layering them on top of each other to create a picture with different textures and shapes.
In this piece of art, Ethan did a picture with reference to Eric Carle’s book “A House for Hermit Crab”.
Some close-up details of the work involved:
And the final product, which this beaming proud Mommy had framed up:
This would be added to Ethan’s art collection, including his Rainbow Sky painting, which he did last year to raise funds for the Japan Tsunami victims.