Saturday, May 16, 2015

Trying out some 3D art

Stunned by the Neons
5x7 inches
Coloured pencil, acrylic and resin on wood

Tempting Fate
4 inches across
Acrylic and resin in a small bowl
I have long been fascinated by the works of Riusuke Fukahori and Keng Lye and was inspired to give this intriguing technique a trial run. 'Tempting Fate' was my first attempt and I must admit this is a huge learning curve, trying to transition from thinking in 2D to 3D and also adjusting to how the resin accepts the acrylic paint. There are quite a few artists who have emulated the works of Riusuke Fukahori and Keng Lye and I wanted to come up with a style and theme that more closely resembled my own style of art. I have always loved drawing cats and was also curious as to how coloured pencil works would go when covered with resin. Regular papers aren't ideal because the resin would seep into the porous surface of the paper and alter it's structure but the drafting film is a 100% polyester and so I thought this might have a chance of holding up well to the application of resin. I applied fixative to the coloured pencil prior to adding the resin and thankfully there were no changes to the coloured pencil marks once the resin was applied. Subsequent layers of fish and plants were added using layers of acrylic paint and resin. You can watch a slide show of the build up of these 16 layers on YouTube

5 comments:

Sue Clinker said...

Very interesting concept Karen. I particularly like the frog!

Karen Hull said...

Thank you Sue - it certainly is fun to play with and to try to think in terms of 3D :)

CrimsonLeaves said...

How awesome is this??? Beautiful work, Karen!

Debra Keirce said...

How beautiful Karen! Love this technique. I bet it is even more amazing to see in person.

Karen Hull said...

Thank you both Crimson leaves and Deb for your lovely comments. Your encouragement means the world to me :)