A very long time ago, when I first moved to NYC, I scammed my way into an art opening in SOHO and literally bumped into Andy Warhol! I actually BUMPED-IN-TO-HIM! The most I'd hoped for that evening was a table filled with good cheese and some free wine, but that night turned out to be sooooo much more. I'd always been obsessed with everything Andy. I loved his handwriting, his shoe illustrations and his huge, colorful portraits. Today, just for kicks, I'm turning Julie and I into Warhol portraits. I love this process and I hope you do, too. Remember, have fun, make messes and don't forget to Make Your Mark!
Come on, I couldn't just make one!
Watch the process here!
Stuff You'll Need
Your image printed out on transparent paper (Acetate)
*I use PicMonkey to alter my images
1. On PicMonkey, make your photo black and white and then pump up
the exposure and contrast
2. Print out on transparent paper and cut around the image
3. Place the image on the canvas and pencil around the details
*Trace around it, draw in the eyes, lips, chin, and any details that show up
4. 5. 6. & 7. Paint in the details with Americana Acrylics
*Use a Warhol portrait as a guide
8. When the paint is dry glue the transparency over the painted canvas
9. Fill in the details with more Americana Acrylics in matching colors
10. 11. & 12. Add details with Allure Dimensional Design Adhesive Paint