Friday, 27 March 2015

My nod to Warhol

Lydia is off having fun in Rome so I'm filling in again today - sorry you'll be fed up of me now!

I've seen lots of pop art stamping on pinterest recently and I've always been a fan so I thought I'd dig out the Warhol within and see what I could do with it.   I have to say that my colours are a lot more neon irl but the limitations of computer screens mean its impossible to show them and my little kitty bottom right is all pastel which he so isn't!   Anyhow - it's a fun style to play around with and has endless possibilities and is very easy to achieve so I hope you give it a go.

I marked out a piece of white card with a grid big enough to house the kitty from My Lucky Charm and drew light pencil lines to follow for masking.  I stamped the kitty into each rectangle and then made a couple of masks of him (you could do it with 1 or cut 6 to do all at once) and masked off one rectangle at a time with the kitty masked too and then used the straight to paper technique with pigment inkpands in really bright colours until I had the backgrounds for each coloured.  Remove the masks, and repeat with each until all 6 are coloured. 

Once fully dry I coloured each kitty with copics with flat colour - no shading in a Warhol! Using just 2 clashing colours for each.  I wish you could see the true colours as its much more vibrant than this shot!   This was the painting I used as my inspiration.

Once I'd finished with that I added a sentiment using Scripty Sayings and just extended the swirls freehand to split it over the two lines from edge to edge.  A little black panel on the side pulls it all together and highlights the contrasting colours.

We have lots of new stock in store today - Altenew and Mama Elephant and restocks from Waffle Flower.



Ruthich said...

This is great! I love the colours - sometimes bright is best.

Craftychris said...

Brilliant vibrant colours! Totally hip and groovy - Warhol would approve! xxx