Sunday, February 20, 2011

Flamingo Fail

I stayed up until the wee hours of the morning carving out reductive linocut prints of pink flamingos for a poster I am working on about "Being Real". However, no matter what I do the flamingos seem to have turned out as an epic failure. The "fake" plastic flamingos don't look that different from the "real" flamingo. Looks like I might have to play with a different medium here in order to get the concept across. 


  1. What about using a lighter pink for the "real" flamingo? In real life flamingos aren't hot pink... they are peachy and sometimes a bit more red... maybe that would help? i think the idea is still great <3

  2. Lis,

    Plastic flamingo's do not have the kind of detail distinction as depicted in your cut-outs. They are flat pink with distinction given to the shape of the wings through the mold and not seen easily. I would try gray as the color to distinguish the shape of the wings.
    And then possibly play up the difference between the texture of plastic versus feathers !


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