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.
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Have a lovely Christmas and all the best for the New Year!
Till next time.