This is my first post (yay) and of course I chose a project that is very atypical of the stuff I normally do. Usually I'm more into sewing and beading, but I'm really proud of this project so I thought I would share.
So, both my boyfriend and his brother are in love with Charles Bronson. He can do no wrong in their eyes and because of this I have been forced to watch Death Wish I, II, III, IV, and V on multiple occasions along with every other movie he's ever been in. And because my boyfriend's brother is the kind of guy who has everything I thought I would make him some original Bronson artwork for his Christmas present. Then I saw the threads on here about stenciling, and with the inspiration of seethesky's tons of stenciling tutorials
and Andy Warhol, I decided to do a multi-image pop Bronson.
This is the original photo, and I used MS Word to convert it to a stencil image.
After tweaking with some of the image's shading, I made two stencils out of transparency sheets, one for each of the two foreground layers. And about 3 hours later I finally finished cutting them out. Then I painted the background colors on the canvas and then each layer of the stencil. I'm a little bummed about the Bronson in the lower left because I wanted the reddish pink to be lighter and more vibrant, but it dried kind of dark (I told you painting is not my medium). Here is the final product with a flash. It's 16"x20".
And without the flash for a better idea of how dark the bottom left one turned out.
The green Bronson is my favorite:
Anyway, he really liked it and it's already hanging on his wall. Now I'm thinking of all the other images I can stencil. It's addictive. Thanks for looking.