I made this page in my art journal for the current challenge at Frilly & Funkie.. Anita Houston is our host and the theme is Renaissance Men. We're to pay homage to one of the big four (Leonardo, Donatello, Michaelangelo, or Raphael) with a project depicting one of their works, being sure to name it and the artist. You can be inspired in any way by their works. I decided to use stamps in my art journal to recreate Da Vinci's illustration of the Vitruvian Man.
Remember this sketch? It was all about symmetry and proportion, and he used text at the top and bottom. I started with an 8X10 art journal page I'd been building up for a few weeks. It's painted and sprayed with Dylusions ink sprays, and has bits and pieces attached from tags that hadn't panned out for other projects:
I went through my stash of people stamps and chose a plain body by Limited Edition and one of the heads from Dyan's stamps.
Colored the body with Distress Inks (mustard seed, spiced marmalade, and ripe persimmon) and the face and hair with Distress Markers. I used Tim Holtz's Papillon stamp to give her an interesting torso. Then I went to town on the page with paints, sprays, stamps, and stencils.
After tracing the circle I perched her on top of a tag remnant at the bottom and added one of Dyan's birds on top. I cut the letters from Tim's Sizzix Chip Block die, stamped them with the mini Papillon, and colored them the same as the body.
I edged the art journal page and the lovely lady with black gesso and used a bit of red line tape to secure her torso and a few limbs, leaving some free. Her head is popped up a bit with foam. Brads secured the parts so I could move them around before gluing.
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Have a great day!