In this blog post I’m going to show you how I (purple loving Yorkshire artist Purple Faye) made the ‘Forth Rail Bridge’ 3D acrylic painting commission.Continue reading How the Forth Rail Bridge 3D acrylic painting commission was made by Yorkshire artist Purple Faye
In this blog post I’m going to show you how to make your own pumpkin 3D picture using a ‘Make Your Own Pumpkin 3D Picture’ craft kit by purple loving Yorkshire artist Purple Faye. The technique shown here is the one that is used by Purple Faye to make the original 3D acrylic paintings that the craft kits are based on.
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In this blog post I’m going to show you how to make your own highland cow 3D picture using a ‘Make Your Own Highland Cow 3D Picture’ craft kit by purple loving Yorkshire artist Purple Faye. The technique shown here is the one that is used by Purple Faye to make the original 3D acrylic paintings that the craft kits are based on.
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In this blog post I’m going to show you how to make your own ballerina 3D picture using a ‘Make Your Own Ballerina 3D Picture’ craft kit by purple loving Yorkshire artist Purple Faye. The technique shown here is the one that is used by Purple Faye to make the original 3D acrylic paintings that the craft kits are based on.
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In this blog post I’m going to show you how I made this commissioned 3D acrylic painting. The commission was to make a 3D acrylic painting version of a watercolour of the office building featured in the American version of The Office TV show. The significance of this watercolour is that it’s painted by one of the characters, Pam Beesly, and features in one of the episodes of the show.
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Continuing on from when I made the original ‘Pikachu’ and ‘Eevee’ Pokemon inspired 3D acrylic paintings, here, I decided to make some more and it made sense to me that the next ones should be the starter Pokemon from the first generation. So here is how I made ‘Charmander’, Bulbasaur’ and ‘Squirtle’
If you’d like to make your own I have kits available for only £5 and £10 here
Here’s how I made them:
I started by drawing the design directly onto the cardboard, I then cut the cardboard out and made it into 3D layers. Once these had been stuck onto the blank canvases I covered each one in modroc(bandages with plaster of Paris in them) and painted with acrylic paints when the modroc was dry.
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All of the originals are available for sale, ‘Charmander’ found his forever home at Christmas but ‘Bulbasaur’ and ‘Squirtle’ are still looking for theirs, only £50 each.
Plus I have cards available too for only £2
Till next time,
Purple Faye x
In this blog post I’m going to show you how I (purple loving Yorkshire artist Purple Faye) made the ‘Baby George’ 3D acrylic painting.Continue reading How Yorkshire artist Purple Faye made the ‘Baby George’ 3D acrylic painting commission
I’ve been a fan of Pokemon for a long time and I’ve been playing Pokemon Go since it came out in 2016.
I’ve been thinking about maing some fan art of it for a while but I’ve only just started making some now. I’ve started with Pikachu and Eeeve because they are the first starters in the switch game Pokemon Let’s Go (plus I’ve always liked those two characters too).
Here’s how I made them both into 3D acrylic paintings starting with the drawing on cardboard, cutting the cardboard out into layers which I then stuck together and covered with modroc (plaster of Paris in bandages) and painted with acrylic paint once the modroc was dry.
This is the ‘Eevee’:
and this is the ‘Pikachu’:
Do you have a favourite Pokemon that you’d like to see me make into a 3D acrylic painting?
I’d love to know what your favourite (or favourites are if you can’t choose just one)
or leave me a comment below.
Any questions then please ask using the link above too.
Till next time,
Purple Faye x
Last Friday, 11th October 2019, we went to see Light Night Leeds again. The first time I went was in 2016, which was the first year it was held on a Friday as well as Thursday (it had only been on a thursday night before then starting in 2005). You can read the blog post I wrote about that one here.
That first year I went on my own and enjoyed it so much that the next year my boyfriend wanted to come too, which you can read about here, and last year we had a family outing with my sister and nephew plus my mum and boyfriend all joining me, you can read about that one here.
A little more about Light Night Leeds 2019 taken from the website https://whatson.leeds.gov.uk/lightnight/Home
Experience Art in the Dark!
Light Night Leeds is the UK’s largest annual arts and light festival.
Over two incredible nights in October some of Leeds’ most recognisable indoor and outdoor spaces are transformed by spectacular artworks and captivating performances by local, national and international artists. Light Night invites people to see the city in a new light and discover over 60 free arts events across the city centre. From large-scale light projections and interactive installations, to music, dance and street performances, there is always something for everyone!
In 2019 Light Night celebrated the theme of ‘Mind, Body and Spirit’ – launching with a vibrant illuminated parade all about our dreams and imagination.
This year my mum wasn’t able to make it but my sister, nephew and boyfriend did, We parked at The Tetley (as they had reduced their parking to only £2 from 5pm onwards specially for Light Night Leeds) and we started by walking round to the docks to see ‘Voyage’ by artists Aether & Hemera which featured 100 illuminated ‘origami’ boats and ‘Shape of Light’ by Alex Webb which explored geometric arrangements of light and shadow set against an urban backdrop of granite. glass and water.
Next we popped into Leeds Minister for ‘Light Up Leeds Minister’ before making our way to the Corn Exchange where ‘Conductor” by Interplay Theatre was. When we got there the queues were quite long so even though there were sessions running every 10 minutes or so we decided not to wait and made our way to Granary Wharf instead.
At Granary Wharf was ‘Halo’ by artist Micheal Davis individual but digitally interlinked columns of ever evolving patterns of light and sound and ‘Ghost Caribou’ by Thingumajig Theatre where giant illuminated creatures, part caribou, part spirit roam a mystical world after dark accompanied by a wild herdsman. With music, song and shadow puppetsthey tell stories of lost homes, impossible migrations and seeds of hope before continuing the journey into their hautingley beautiful dream-world of the night.
Next we headed up to The Queens Hotel to see ‘The Vision’ by Ocubo.
Throughout the show, the imaginations of two characters were represented by an immersive experience into their minds. Taking the audience into a dream of endless exuberant mind landscapes through the eyes of those characters dreams.
It was while we were here that it started to rain, thankfully it didn’t last long though and by the time we got to Millennium Square to see ‘Angels of Freedom’ by OGE Group, Merav Eitan & Gaston Zahr it had almost stopped.
We had a quick look at ‘With Love’ by artist Franck Pelletier at the Town Hall which was a bright red heart that measured you and your partners Beats per Minute then played a clip from a love song based on that combined value, and then headed up to Leeds Civic Hall to see ‘Telekinetic Rumours’ by artist Pani Pawlosky. Fusing imagery, music and sound to create an immersive dreamlike story, taking us on a surrealist journey exploring the complexity of energy flow between mind, body and soul.
Next we went to Queen Square to see ‘Brothers and Sisters’ by artist Ron Haselden. Children from two Leeds primary schools, Richmond Hill Academy and Co-op Academy Oakwood, took part in special workshops to draw a picture of their sibling or friend and 10 were selected to be transformed into a large scale garland of LED lights.
From there we started walking back down to The Tetley, passing by Merrion gardens to see ‘Les Footballeurs’ by French artist Remi Brun. Two footballers, an attacker striking the ball and a goalkeeper diving to make a save, cleverly transmitted in a sequence of LED lights. and ‘Lightbattle X’ by VENIVIDIMULTIPLEX from the Netherlands on Briggate. Two crossed arches made of thousands of LED lights, each with a bike at it’s base which when pedalled hard pushes the beam of light to the middle as fast as possible to beat the other opponents.
Finally with only 10 minutes left of the event we made it back to The Tetley to see ‘Pleasance’ by NOVAK. This was our favourite thing of the evening and featured a 35 metre ground projection which was inspired by the forthcoming development, Aire Park, which is soon to transform the former Brewery Site.
We all enjoyed the evening, there is so much to see that if you can go for both days then you’ll have a better chance to see everything. It was also useful to have the app to show where things were as we were walking around and to have a bit of a plan of what things we wanted to get round to seeing.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this blog post as a way of seeing what you missed and maybe give you a taste of what it was like. I’m already looking forward to seeing that they come up with for next year!
Till next time.
Purple Faye x
Earlier this year I took part in Holmfirth Artweek artist demonstrations, 7th-13th July 2019, this time I showed you how to make your very own Love Hearts 3D picture using one of my kits. This is one of my more simple but effective designs which would be ideal for an absolute beginner to make.
In the pictures below you can see how I used the template included in the kit to draw out the cardboard layers (the instructions included in the kit tell you which bits you need to cut out), these were then stuck together on the canvas and left to dry.
Next I cut the dry modroc (bandages with plaster of Paris in) to size before I dunked it in a water and PVA/craft glue solution, wrung out the water and spread it out on top of the cardboard love hearts.
This is the stage that the kit gets you too, you then need to leave it to dry. (Mine had from Friday afternoon until Saturday morning in warm temperatures, yours may need longer or you may need to use a hairdryer to help speed things up a bit.)
While you’re waiting for it to dry you can get your paints ready that you’re going to use. I use acrylic paints and all I needed for this was black, white and red (I mixed the pink colour myself using the red and white). I started by painting the large heart in red, I then mixed my pink and used that on the smaller heart once the red was dry. Once the pink was dry I used white to add the highlights in the corners (as shown on the template) and then finished it off with a black background.
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Till next time.