In the world of contemporary art, stencils hold a unique spot. Is it street art or gallery art? Why not both? A stencil is that magical tool that allows you to transform a blank canvas into a complex masterpiece in no time. And when it’s in the hands of an artist like John Beckley, the results are nothing short of stunning.
Who is John Beckley?
John Beckley is a renowned artist who melds Pop Art, Street Art, and Abstract Art into a one-of-a-kind style. With years of experience under his belt, John knows exactly how to blend colors, textures, and shapes to create awe-inspiring works. For this particular piece, named “Glamour in Chaos,” he’s used his expertise to capture the essence of a glamorous young woman set against a chaotic backdrop of colors. Eager to know how he pulled it off? Let’s dive in!
Exploring the Artwork
The Title and Inspiration
“Glamour in Chaos” isn’t just a catchy name; it embodies the heart and soul of the artwork. In a world filled with chaos, where everything seems out of control, John found a way to show that beauty and glamour can still prevail. Through the sunglasses worn by the woman in the portrait, he reminds us that the world can be viewed in multiple ways.
John Beckley employed a variety of techniques to bring this artwork to life, including acrylic paints and spray paints. The acrylics add depth and shades, while the spray paints provide that Street Art vibe we all love so much.
Canvas Size: 70×100 cm
The size of the canvas used by John measures 28″ x 40″ (70×100 cm). Large enough to proudly hang in your living room but compact enough not to dominate the space. A perfect size choice, don’t you agree?
The Beckley-Designed Stencil
Ah, the stencil! Designed by none other than John Beckley himself, exclusively for our stencil shop. This is the go-to tool that brings that jaw-dropping level of detail to the table. And get this, John uses a stencil size of 28″ x 40″ (70x100cm).
Woman Glasses and Bun Portrait Stencil – PA0008
H2: The Steps to Creation
Preparing the Canvas and Stencil
Step 1: The Black Canvas
To kick things off, paint your canvas black. It’s an excellent base to make the colors and details of your art pop! Or, you could go for a pre-blackened canvas to save some time.
Of course, you’re not tied to using a black background. Go with what tickles your fancy!
Step 2: Outline It Out
Place your stencil onto the canvas and sketch the inner contours with a pencil. This will give you a roadmap for where the colors will eventually go.
Adding the Initial Colors
Step 3: Color Splashes
Grab some acrylic paint and let it splash onto your canvas. Make sure to leave a black area around it to create a stunning contrast.
Step 4: Face Outlines
Place the stencil back and lightly spray some paint to draw the outlines of the face. Now, you’ll know where to add the white for the facial details.
The Facial Details
Step 5: White Paint
Time to paint the inner part of the face white. This will serve as a base that brings out the face’s finer details.
Step 6: A Detailed Face
Put your stencil back on and use spray paint to emphasize all the facial details. Your masterpiece is beginning to come alive!
Step 7: The Skin Tone
For a more lifelike face, add flesh colors.
Creating the perfect skin tone in painting can often feel like a puzzle. But fear not, it’s easier than it seems! Usually, the base for a flesh tone starts with an equal mix of red and yellow, giving you a lovely orange. Add a bit of blue to tone it down. Lastly, add a touch of white to soften the hue.
Feel free to adjust the proportions according to the effect you’re going for. Everyone’s skin is unique after all. You can also add tiny amounts of brown or green for a more natural look. And voila, your flesh color is ready to roll!
Finishing Touches and Final Details
Step 8: The Sunglasses
Time to paint the insides of the sunglasses. Let your creativity fly!
Step 9: Contours and Details
One last time, place your stencil back and spray black paint to emphasize all the contours and face details.
Step 10: Shiny Reflections
Add a touch of turquoise in the sunglasses to create some reflections. Your piece is really coming to life now!
Step 11: The Final Touches
To finish, why not add some drips and splatters with a pipette? This final touch will make your art piece one-of-a-kind.
And there you have it, the final masterpiece!
Tips and Tricks
How to Avoid Mistakes
Always test out colors and techniques on a small scrap of canvas or paper before diving into your main canvas. Trust me, it saves you from a lot of “Oh no!” moments later.
How to Keep Your Stencil in Place
If you’re using spray paint, John recommends using the tip of a paintbrush or weights (like washers) to hold down the stencil. It sounds simple, but it makes all the difference, believe me!
Become an Artist with John
About the Training
Intrigued? Great news! John shares all his techniques in his course “Elite Abstract Painter.” So, go ahead, click that link to find out more. You won’t regret it!
Why Not Try It Yourself?
Unleash Your Creativity
If you’ve ever wanted to dabble in stencil art, there’s no better time than now! Art is like a dance; every step brings you closer to the magic. So why not lace up those creative dancing shoes and hit the floor?
No Need to Be a Pro
You don’t have to be a seasoned artist to create something jaw-dropping. As the saying goes, “Practice makes perfect.” So, grab those brushes!
Buy the Stencil and Bring Your Ideas to Life
If you’ve been inspired by John’s work and you’re itching to create your own masterpiece, click below to purchase the stencil specially designed by John for our shop. Believe us, it’s worth it!
Woman Glasses and Bun Portrait Stencil – PA0008
Share Your Thoughts
Your Opinion Matters
Have you tried stencil painting before? Got any tips to share or questions to ask? Don’t hesitate to leave a comment below. We love hearing what you think!
Why Not Share on Social Media?
If you’ve created something you’re proud of, why not share it on social media? Use the hashtag #MyStencils and tag our shop. We’d be thrilled to see what you’ve made!
There you have it, you now know all there is to create this incredible piece, “Glamour in Chaos,” by artist John Beckley. From tips on using stencils properly, choosing the right colors, and even how to avoid little mistakes, you’re well-equipped to create your own artwork. So what are you waiting for? Art is like riding a bike; you never forget, but you still have to pedal to move forward!
- What type of paint was used for this artwork?
Acrylic paint and spray paints were used.
- Where can I buy the stencil?
You can buy it directly from our online store. The link is in the “Take Action” section.
- Is the “Elite Abstract Painter” course suitable for beginners?
Yes, the course is designed for artists of all levels.
- What is the size of the stencil?
Both the stencil and the canvas have a size of 70×100 cm.
- Can I use other types of paints?
Sure, but results may vary. It’s best to stick to the artist’s recommendations for optimal results.
That’s it! I hope you enjoyed this article and feel inspired to pick up that brush and create! See you soon for more artistic adventures! 🎨