Saturday, July 17, 2010
Study the fantastic portraits
by Guiseppe Arcimboldo.
Gather the grocery store adds
from your junk mail. Cut out
the food adds and sort by color.
You can use all meat, all veggies,
etc. Sketch a quick contour
portrait of someone in your house
or use a mirror and draw yourself.
Cut and glue the adds to create
a contemporary Arcimboldo portrait.
Find an old photo at home; could be a
landscape, vacation photo, anything
with a good range of color.
Glue the photo in the center
of a primed page. Using acrylic paint
attempt to mix and match the colors
of the photo and extend the image
to the rest of the page.
Manipulate your brush to recreate
textures as close as possible.