Wednesday 19 March 2014

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



  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

  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.

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

    Glad you both had such a great day

    Sam xx

  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

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


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