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May 10, 2015

Inspiration From The Masters

Hope everyone is having a creative month of May. This month at Anything But A Card challenge blog we are turning to the "Masters of Art" for inspiration. Whether it be a painting, sculpture, illustration etc. from a famous artists,  if it gets those creative juices going, let it inspire you to create with us.

Now the question... how do I pick... there are so many that inspire me for different reasons. One that I am always drawn to is Andy Warhol. Known as the "Pope of Pop Art". I love the colorfully whimsical point pop art provides. 



And just what is POP ART ???  Dictionary.com states  "Art that uses elements of popular culture, such as magazines, movies, popular music and even bottles and cans." One of Mr. Warhols famous creations his John Lennon piece.
Using this as inspiration I created my own pop art piece utilizing a glossy photo. I applied alcohol inks to the photo. Using a fine point black pen I outlined my face, lips and eyes for intensity and depth.

The background was created using a piece of acetate and then randomly applying alcohol inks, using a straw I blew causing splatters and blots. I then adhered the photo atop the acetate and the acetate was glued to a piece of white card stock. The quote by Andy Warhol was stamped and cut out and added to the piece. 

I hope you decided to join us on our exploration of our favorite Masters of Art. Be sure to link up to Anything But A Card. Have a wonderfully creative week. xoxo Toni

3 comments:

Lisette Baker said...

This is such fun Toni and I love it that you used a photograph of yourself.

Neva Cole said...

Great photo of you Toni and what a fun way to alter it "Warhol" style!

Rita Marie said...

Toni, this is so cool! I love it...Great job! :)

art (ärt) noun - supplement, alter, or counteract the work of nature. The conscious production or arrangement of sounds, colors, forms, movements, or other elements in a manner that affects the sense of beauty.