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Topic: No, no, no! We Dare Not Marry!-- A Painting (Pic Fat!)  (Read 10191 times)
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« on: June 27, 2012 12:36:33 PM »

Hello again! I previously posted a painting I did of my boyfriend, a Roy Lichtenstein-inspired pop art painting. Well, still on a Roy Lichtenstein kick, I decided I wanted to do something so very traditionally Lichtenstein and paint a girl from a romance comic. (If you don't know who Roy Lichtenstein is, check out this website that shows his paintings compared with his source material: http://davidbarsalou.homestead.com/LICHTENSTEINPROJECT.html/ )

So first, I googled "romance comics" and found this image I really liked, drawn by John Romita Sr:

After I found that, I did some brainstorming and sketched out the composition I wanted in my sketchbook, making it a big, close cropped portrait:

Then, I traced my sketch onto acetate, turning the black areas into negative spaces to be colored in just like Lichtenstein did:

I used the transparency on an overhead projector to transfer my image to my hand-stretched and primed canvas:

I applied my benday dots using a large, perforated metal sheet, a stencil brush, and oil paint. I used masking fluid to mask off the boundaries of where I wanted the dots to go. This is what it looked like after the dots were applied:

Then, I started on the first coats of black!

I added in color next, keeping it limited to basically the three primary colors as I wanted this painting to hang in my dining area:

The primary cyan paint in her hair was the worst to do; it literally took five coats before it was solid and no longer streaky. Ugh.

And finally, here's the finished painting!

Hanging over my table:

I do still need to build the frame for it, which will be a simple wood frame spray painted red, but I couldn't wait for that to post this. Let me know what you think!

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« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2012 12:55:52 PM »

You are officially the coolest girl ever.

If I could ever ever ever find the time, and then there is the issue of the talent, but really, let's blame it on the time thing.

Are you available for commissioned works?
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2012 01:13:53 PM »

Love ~ Love ~ Love it!  Great job!   Cheesy  Thank you for sharing!!!
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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2012 01:15:23 PM »

That looks freakin' fantastic.  You did a great job.

« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2012 01:28:49 PM »

Amazing! Great job!
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« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2012 01:32:22 PM »

AMAZING! I love Roy Lichtenstein and you've done a fabulous job emulating his style. Love this!

« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2012 01:37:45 PM »

amazing job!!!!!!!!! I so want this in my room!!! this totally rocks!!

may the craft be with you

« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2012 01:52:41 PM »

I love this..so glad you have a picture of you with it (her?) so we can see the scale..the placement of the dots is mindblowing!
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2012 02:09:28 PM »

I love this..so glad you have a picture of you with it (her?) so we can see the scale..the placement of the dots is mindblowing!

Yeah, I realized I forgot to say how big the painting actually is! It's 4 feet high and 3 feet wide, so it's pretty sizeable.

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« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2012 03:41:24 PM »

That is brilliant! 


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