In this blog post I’m going to show you how I (purple loving Yorkshire artist Purple Faye) made the ‘Marley’ dog pet portrait 3D acrylic painting.Continue reading How the Marley 3D acrylic painting dog pet portrait was made by purple loving Yorkshire artist Purple Faye
In this blog post I’m going to show you how to make your own Leeds United FC Crest 3D picture using a ‘Make Your Own Leeds Crest 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 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 I (purple loving Yorkshire artist Purple Faye) made the commissioned ‘Spitfire’ 3D acrylic painting.Continue reading How Yorkshire artist Purple Faye made the commissioned Spitfire 3D acrylic painting
Here’s how I made my ‘Medium Daffodil’ 3D acrylic painting. (I also made the ‘Smaller Daffodil’ at the same time as I made this, which you can see the making of in a separate blog post here.)
I started by getting a cardboard box and cutting out a piece that was roughly the same size as the blank canvas I was going to use. I then drew the daffodil design freehand onto the cardboard, using some photographs as a reference.
Once the drawing was complete I cut out all along the outside of the main daffodil shape and all around the head of the flower. I then placed the stem shape onto the blank canvas and laid the flower head shape on top of it so that the two overlapped. I created a more 3D effect by wedging some offcuts of cardboard underneath one side of the flower head shape and made a ring shape to go in the middle of the flower head shape too.
All the cardboard layers were then stuck together and onto the blank canvas using PVA/craft glue, once the glue had dried I then covered the cardboard design with modroc (plaster of Paris impregnated bandages) which again was left to dry before I could start painting it with acrylic paints.
Originally I was going to make it a yellow daffodil but once I’d tried it I decided that the ‘Smaller Daffodil’ looked better yellow and that white and orange would be more effective with this ‘Medium Daffodil’. Once I had painted the stem green I painted the background a dark purple (as it’s a complimentary colour to the orange and green) and the dark colour should help the white stand out better. However once it had dried I felt like it wasn’t quite working so I tried adding the lighter colour to help it all pop and was happy with the result.
The finished piece is available to buy now from my etsy shop.
Don’t forget to get 10% off in my etsy shop by getting the discount code here.
Till next time.
In October I showed how I made the Halloween inspired 3D acrylic painting ‘Raven’. While I was making that one I also made this companion piece which was inspired by Christmas, ‘Robin’. Both the birds use the same blue background on the same size canvas, 12×12 inches square, so they sit side by side nicely.
You can see how I made the ‘Raven’ in the blog post I wrote about it here.
Here’s how I made the Robin:
I started by drawing out the design onto the piece of cardboard that I had already cut to the size of the canvas I was going to use, 12×12 inches square. I then cut it out and used more cardboard to create the layers. After sticking all the cardboard pieces together and sticking it onto the blank canvas I then put the modroc (plaster of Paris bandages) on top, scoring lines in to create texture where necessary. Once the modroc was dry I then painted it with acrylic paints. Starting with a mid grey for the base coat and then adding in the shading and details.
If you have any questions or comments please leave them below. If you would like to commission your own 3D acrylic painting to be made for you then get in touch at here.
You can try the technique for yourself using one of my kits available to buy from my online shop.
Have a lovely Christmas and all the best for the New Year!
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Here’s how I made the “Jez” and “Ginge” kitty cats 3D Acrylic Paintings. They are what I made as part of my demonstration at Holmfirth Art Week this year (which you can read more about here.)
The inspiration for them was the cute cats in the app game Neko Atsume (Cat Collector). I really liked how their simple design still looked cute. It reminded me of some of my earlier work where I gave the cats and dogs big cartoon eyes and I decideed that it was something that I wanted to return to.
Originally I was going to do a few in different poses, I am still going to do some more, but for the purpose of the demonstration I felt that I could show the process more effectively by having them in the same pose but with more subtle differences in size, texture and colour.
Last year when I did the demonstration at Holmfirth Art Week I showed the first few stages up to putting the modroc on but I didn’t do any painting, so this year I wanted to prepare some that were already at the painting stage so I would be able to demonstrate that part too.
My plan was to have one at each stage so that when people visited at different times of the day they would still be able to see the full process.
I started by drawing the basic outline of a cute cat on cardboard and cut it out, I then used this as a template to make the rest by drawing round it onto more pices of cardboard.
When it came to cutting these new cats out I’d change the shape slightly so each one would be slightly different then made them 3D in the same way by using more cardboard.
When I put the modroc on I gave each one a different texture using techniques such as scrunching, scoring and smoothing so that I could show what the modroc could do. I then left these to dry and sanded them before taking them to the demonstration.
If you would like to make one for yourself you can do so in a workshop with me at my studio in Pontefract, WF8 1PE (above Wetherspoons)
You can see videos of this on my youtube channel too youtube.com/purplefayecouk
I’m hoping to make some more 3D Acrylic Paintings of cute kitty cats with love heart noses soon.
What cat poses and colours should I do? Would you like to see more dogs and other animals done like this too?
Let me know in the comments below.
Till next time.
Purple Faye x
My mum asked me to make her a 3D Acrylic Painting as her Christmas present, it was to go in my little sister’s old bedroom once my Mum had finished decorating it. So it needed to be a specific size, shape and colour that would fit in the place that she wanted it to go and she requested that it had butterflies or flowers on it. This meant that I had to pick the best canvas to use to start with, then keep in mind what colours it would be going with when I was painting it.
Here’s what I did…..
Let me know what you think about it by commenting or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’d like your own 3D Acrylic Painting made for you or for your mum then get in touch email@example.com
Till next time,
Purple Faye x
I made this 3D Acrylic Painting of Pontefract Castle as part of my Ponte Project, making 3D Acrylic Paintingss of places in Pontefract, here’s how I did it……
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It’s always great to get feedback so please leave me a comment or email firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know what you think
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Purple Faye x
Up until the 3rd of October, 2015, four of my 3D Acrylic Paintings will be in a pop up exhibition in the Ridings Centre in Wakefield. In what used to be New Look, next to Created in Yorkshire and opposite the ArtWorld Gallery (who are the people running it), my paintings are being shown along with the work of several other local artists.
All the work is available for sale from there directly.
Open Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm Sunday 10am-2pm
Let me know if you get chance to go visit 🙂
Till next time
Purple Faye x