Making of the African Elephant 3D Acrylic Painting by artist Purple Faye

Here’s the step by step photos of how I made my 3D acrylic painting of an African Elephant.

I started by drawing it out on the cardboard, then cutting it out and laying it up to make it 3D. I then put the modroc on, using it to create the wrinkled texture. Once it had dried I then started painting it with acrylic paints. I started by painting the shadows so I could map out where they were going to be, I then painted over it all with a mid tone grey, the black was still slightly visible through the grey. It was then a case of painting in all the tones and details until I finally painted the background in a light peachy colour to compliment the warm grey tones of the elephant.

I painted this while I was in my pop up shop in Castleford in 2013, you can read more about my time there in the blog post I wrote about it here.

It was the first time I’d attempted doing anything like this on this scale and I was pleased with how it turned out. I’m still really proud of it which is why I use it on my promo material, leaflets, business cards, etc, as a way to show the process I use to make my 3D acrylic paintings.

 

Till next time,

Take care.

Purple Faye x

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Making of the “Baby African Elephant” 3D Acrylic Painting

I started to make the”Baby African Elephant” 3D Acrylic Painting in June/July to take to Holmfirth Art Week as part of the demonstration I was doing of how I make my work. I wanted to take some work in progress pieces to help show the process I use to make my work. Since then I’ve been using it to help explain my technique to visitors to my studio in Pontefract but I wanted to get it finished finally. Here’s how I did it.

Watch the video on youtube

https://youtu.be/IG04AkxyPDM

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Till next time

Take Care

Purple Faye x

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