Sometimes when looking for inspiration I flip through my W Magazine which is a large format fashion/art magazine. I tear out anything that moves me and this time it was this pic with one of the Olsen twins wearing a funky headband. Not a fan of the Olsen twins but thought I could make some kind of antler mixed media with it.
The background had already been started from all of my stencil wiping. I also took down some of the magazine image with Nevr-Dull so the face wasn’t as clear.
I extended the antlers with a black sharpie.
Then painted in some yellow hair and highlighted it with a brown Faber Castell marker. Then some blue for the eyes and some luscious red lips.
I added the quote “she who seeks beauty shall find it” which is what I wanted the theme to my art retreat to be this last weekend. I think the original quote actually said “he” but I of course, had to change that.
The finishing touch was adding some crackle paste that was mixed with yellow paint to provide some texture.
So next time you are struggling for inspiration, just open up your closest fashion mag and get cracking.