18 x 24″ Acrylic on Canvas
Drea took a small sketchbook assignment–draw someone you know in the style of Roy Lichtenstein–and turned it into a giant painting. The red dots were made with the eraser end of a pencil, in case you’re curious. The headband and the shirt need to be outlined with black, and the background may need another layer of paint, but we’re pretty close to being done here.
Posted by timothybogatz on November 24, 2014
Self-Portrait, 13 x 20″, really thick acrylic.
Photoshop: Image > Adjustments > Posterize (At least 7 values)
Grid transfer to enlarge the drawing
Separate, draw, and number different values (1=lightest, 12=darkest)
Paint with monochromatic acrylic
It’s a pretty simple lesson, geared toward a quality end product, and it has usually been very successful for my students.
Note: If you don’t have Photoshop, sign up for an account at photoshop.com. You can Edit > Sketch your images, and get a very similar effect that will still work.
Posted by timothybogatz on November 19, 2012