So I love this Melbourne artist Kat Macleod. I loved her work so much when I was young that I would cut out all of the illustrations she did for a newspaper and pay homage to them by sticking her work on my bedroom wall. This DIY is in dedication to her work. Check out Kat Macleod’s work at The Jacky Winter Group or any book written by Michi Girl. Enough words for now, let’s get creative.
What you’ll need: Paper (or watercolour water), tape, pencil, watercolour paints, magazine, glue, bits and bobs.
What you’ll need to do:
- Find an image of a model in a magazine and rip it out. Tape it to the back of your paper then attach to the outside of a window or a light-box if you own one. Trace the image.
- Now it is time for the watercolour paints. Start with the skin and try to accent the body using as little paint as possible. For example lightly shade in the cheeks, neckline, bust, inner arm and knees. Continue painting the image until the face, shoes and other are completed.
- Using your bits and bobs collage onto image as clothing. I used sticky notes for the top, a fabric scrap for the skirt and shoelace for the belt.
- For the finishing touch add a few droplets of watercolours or flicks. Tahh dahh!
Hope you like it!! XX