How to Make Your Own Warhol Pop Art

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Andy Warhol was known for a very particular style of art called "pop art." Make your own Warhol pop art with help from a graduate of the Maine College of Art in this free video clip.

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Hi, my name is Abbeth, I'm an artist out of Portland, Maine, and I'm going to show you how to paint Warhol pop art. First grab a piece of paper. In this case I'm using canvas paper, since I'm painting with oil paint. And grab any sort of straight edge, a ruler or a piece of cardboard would work. And draw a line with pencil straight down the middle of your page. Then, go about a third of the way down your page, and draw a horizontal line. And do that one more time a third of the way up the page. So, you should have about six squares, or you should have exactly six squares on your paper. Now, take a nice, kind of soft square brush, like this one, and pick a color off of your pallet. You should have a full pallet squeezed out for this one. So I have red, orange, yellow, green and blue in this case. Some brown and black and white also. And, you're going to pain each of your squares a different color. Feel free to thing out your paint with turpentine to get more of a washy effect. And do this on each square, cleaning your brush in between with water and a rag or paper towel. And, you can randomly put down whatever color you think would look best in each square until you've filled all of them. Once you've filled in each of your squares with a different color, think of any image that you would like to draw in each of those squares. So just pick one image. I'm going to keep it simple in this case, and pick a heart. Now, you're going to put down a different colored heart onto each of the colors that you've put down here. So, for example, on the yellow, I wanna put something, not a yellow heart obviously, 'cause that wouldn't show up, but something very different than the yellow. So I think I will do blue. I'm gonna squeeze out a little more blue on my pallet. And you probably wanna use more of a detail brush for this. And keep doing this to all the different squares with different colors with whatever image it was that you chose. My name is Abbeth, and I just showed you how to create Warhol pop art.


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