and drawing are time-honored ways to test out ideas, but sometimes you want to pump up the visual volume without spending hours drawing fine detail. And sometimes you want to test a composition by throwing things together and seeing what works - in both of these cases, collage can be a fast and effective tool for developing creative ideas. It is also an art form in its own right, where an artist can re-interpret or 'remix' existing images. It's also one that combines well with drawing mediums.Collage is not everone's cup of tea - there's often a strong sense of the 'artist at work', and the 'borrowed' origin of the components can sometimes be quite jarring.
There's many approaches you can take though, from the a layered and worked-over piece that retains only echoes of the original, through to a derivative remix of crisply 'sampled' images. In between is a visual artwork that combines the 'sampled' motifs of other artists with your own original composition and linear 'melody'. Find out more about artistic creativity with collage.