Hey everyone! Happy Wednesday!
So, as soon as I saw the Ka-Pow set from The Alley Way Stamps, I knew I had to had it. Pop culture, comic book styling – how could I say no?!
I knew when I saw it that I wanted to create something that mimicked one of my favourite pop artists – Lichtenstein. I loved learning about his work when I took a short course in History of Art, and saw a lot of his work exhibited last year in Chicago when I was there, and it was a thoroughly amazing exhibit.
I selected this favourite work to emulate:
And this is what I came up with:
What do you think? Lichtenstein I am not, but I am pretty happy with this overall!
I started with a Stamper’s Select White card base and stamped a few different images from the Ka-Pow set using Hero Arts Navy ink. I used quite a lot of masking to achieve my look. With hindsight though, I would have drawn the cloud shapes rather than using part of one of the stamps – the shape would have just been closer to the original.
No matter – onwards and upwards! I used Copic Markers to shade and colour portions of the design, and added the lines as well. I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set, trimmed it out and adhered to the base with Pinflair Glue Gel. I figured I could employ some artistic license and add a sentiment. 🙂
Well, that’s it from me for today! I do hope you’ll leave some love before you go on your way! Thanks so much for stopping by!
9 thoughts on “Inspired by Lichtenstein”
Oh my! neon explosion!! Great work on the coloring! I can see all the effort that went into it and it was all worth it!
FUN FUN FUN!!
O. M. G. Amazing, Taheerah!
wow! super duper fun card. you are so creative, girl! love love this!
You are like a SUPER HERO! LOVE the retro feel to this:)
This is so fun and graphic and bright and bold! Love the dots that you added and all the great masking!
Pretty fabulous take on the inspiration piece! I love the bold, popping coloring and the stippled effect!
AWESOME!! Love how you were inspired! So inventive!
What a fabulous explosion of colour! It would go down great with my teen 🙂