I have one for ya that I learned while in Art College. Basically we took our own pictures (Non digital) then had them developed. After that it was off to Office Depot for the Black and White Copy machine. I Xeroxed the pictures then added Pantone markers to the pictures. (Pantones are a MUST as they are color copy compatible) I then went ahead and started the collage by heading to the local fabric store to pick out fabric for the background and then it was off to the lumberyard to buy a 12"x12" square sheet of Masonite. I wrapped the fabric around it and then I started doing the collage with cutting the pictures out I had colorized and mounting them on the fabric. I also used some found items. End result is quite stunning.
John De Bord
"Art doesn't just happen, You make it happen."~~ Nita Leland
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To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Sent: Friday, October 19, 2001 2:19 PM
Subject: Colorizing black and white photos
I am teaching AP Studio Art and some of my kids are doing their portfolio in
photography. I am looking for ideas in breadth (different media or ways to
work in a media). I was going to take a Prismacolor workshop that was using
their pencils to colorize photos. Alas...I am in bed with a lower back injury
and am not able to attend the Florida Art Ed Conference where the workshop is
Do any of you photo guru's have any idea about the prismacolor colorizing?
Also, what about some other ideas in photography? I am not a specialist in
this area but have a good sense of composition and design for photos. I have
done pin hole camera stuff but have no darkroom to develop it. I have already
shown them how to make decal transfers from laser prints of their photos,
etc. All processing has to be done by a lab. I am thinking of mixed media
stuff, collages, altering photos somehow but distortion, etc.