Have you ever tried using cut up magazines as creative inspiration for art or design?

Cut up magazines for inspiration

I have been experimenting with cutting up magazines to create character designs and their backgrounds.

For this one, I used a main image of a security camera from a gadget magazine and then a mixture of other magazine images to create the background.

Take a photo of the compiled images

I compiled them together and took a photo.

Trace and colour up the image

This was used as my tracing image and I drew out the outline of a scuba turtle type creature. I used Procreate on the iPad Pro and coloured it up taking inspiration for the background colour and shapes from the magazine images.

Why don’t you give it a try and share your experiments