Another day, another experiment with painting!
I have to admit, I’ve never been particularly good at drawing. Which is probably why I have stayed away from the line art trend… Up until now! I’ve been wanting to try my hand (literally) at painting faces, and when The Iconic asked me to put together some easy DIY ideas to do at home, I knew this was one I wanted to tackle. The best part was discovering that it wasn’t THAT hard, even for someone who can’t really draw faces. Read on for how I did it, and watch the video.
Watch the video
What you need is a plant pot, some contrasting paint, a slim paint brush and a pen and paper for practicing. For these pots I pre painted them using my clay effect paint method, and prepainting them is a good idea so that you can easily fix any mistakes you make.
- The first step is to practice drawing some line faces art. I have to say, I am definitely no artist and the practice helped me to get the perspective right.
- Next, grab your planter. Using a piece of chalk or pencil, lightly sketch out your design. You can wipe it off if you aren’t happy with it. Pay attention to the relative sizes of the eyes, nose and mouth, and don’t be afraid to start again if you don’t like it.
- Once you’re happy with the shape, it’s time to paint! Take this part slow, and paint over the face you have marked. I found it was useful to turn the planter so that you can do nice sweeping strokes for lines. If you make a mistake, you can use your base paint to cover it up, or paint over it completely and start again.
Voila! Such an easy project that adds so much personality to your space!
This post is in collaboration with The Iconic.