Does your apartment or house have a large wall that can be used for pop art?
How about painting this wall with your own hands?
Even without the skills of an artist, following this simple instruction, you can do it.
Stage 1: Prepare materials and tools
To paint such a picture as in the photo, you need the following:
- The projector that will project onto the wall, the selected image in the required size
- computer or laptop to select and edit an image
- small brush with stiff bristles
- acrylic paints
- paper towels
- glass of water
Stage 2: Choose a picture
Google is the best friend
I just typed “pop-art” into the Google search bar and clicked on the image button to find and select a picture that I like. The first image I liked was too small at 350px x 450px. I narrowed down the search by choosing the size of pictures at least 2 megapixels in the search settings. So I managed to find exactly the same picture only in good resolution, namely 2400px x 2400px. Such a picture when enlarged by a projector will look much better.
If you find an image in a magazine or book, you will need to digitize it using a high-resolution scan.
Don't over complicate
It is much easier to draw an image on the wall that contains only a few blocks of different colors. I chose a painting that is easy to transfer to the wall because it uses only a few simple colors: yellow, blue, red, white and black. I didn't have to mix different colors to get a specific shade, I used colors straight from the tube.
Stage 3: Project and outline
At this stage, you need to connect your computer or laptop to the projector in order to project the selected image onto the wall. You will have to move the projector closer or further, lower or raise, tilt until the image occupies the entire wall space. You also need to center the image and focus it. In my opinion, this is the most difficult stage, it is possible that you will have to look for a more suitable picture.
After we have adjusted the image, you can start stroking its outlines. You need to trace or outline each line and color. To begin with, draw a path using light pressure on the pencil so that you can easily erase these lines if necessary. Do not under any circumstances move the projector until you have finished your pencil sketch! It is very difficult to re-locate the originally set projector position. If you are not sure if you have drawn all the lines on the wall, carefully turn off the projector (but do not move it) and check. If you find a pass, turn it on and finish the painting.
Stage 4: Paint
Use the right brush
I painted the entire panel using a small flat brush. To stroke and work on the seams of different colors, I rotated the brush with a narrow edge and then filled with color using a wide edge. You need a brush with a fairly stiff bristle, especially if your wall isn't perfectly smooth. In addition, it is more convenient to work with acrylic paints with just such a brush.
Use the right paint
Acrylic paint is quite viscous, for such a large area you will need to apply 2 coats, especially if you are applying a dark color to a light wall. In order for colored paint (except black) not to shine through, you can add a little white.
Work in the right order
Start painting the area from its outline. If you start coloring straight from the center, you run the risk of painting over the pencil sketch and you won't be able to find it later.
Stage 5: Final touches
The "speech" cloud is a territory for creativity. You can write whatever you want here. And even after a while, erase and change the inscription in accordance with your mood. ?
So, a very beautiful and original painting on the wall appeared in our interior.