Sculpture inspired

Today we visited Yorkshire Sculpture Park and one of the sculptures was this by 

Niki de Saint Phalle



I really loved it as was inspired to create my own.

I started by drawing the figuring and breaking it up into segments.


I then used aquelle pencils to colour, adding water once completed to make the colours more vibrant. 


I used Inktense crayons to make up the background and once dry I went round the figure in a white port folio crayon ( which I am loving more and more). Once I had blended the white I added yellow and blended. 




At this stage I also went over all the pencil lines with a black artist pit pen. I also added some more patterns to the sections of the figure.

Next I stamped some corner flourishes from real red stamps and the ribbons from Darcy uk 07 at Paper Artsy which you can see here.



I then added a sentiment which I got from Pinterest 



I really enjoyed creating this especially as it was a special day for my OH and me.

Lots of hugs and kisses

Debs xx

Deborah Wainwright
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6 comments:

  1. An inspired piece. Love the way that the work urged you to be creative. Brill to be able to create on location! Happy anniversary! Xx

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  2. oh wow, love the original but also your version - what a great tribute you made. Love the lettering and your colours too of course, that white round the figure is great.

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  3. Wow how fantastic and what a great place to start with your inspiration

    Glad you both had such a great day

    Sam xx

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  4. Fabulous inspiration from your visit beautifully interpreted. Great colours & am a huge Portfolio Pastel fan so loving how your figure has an Aura...

    So glad you created a wonderful keep sake with beautiful words on your special day. Hope you frame this one:-) xxx

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  5. Fabulous page. Beautiful colours and great sentiment feel like Zen. xx

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Hugs Debs xxx

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