On Friday we started on some artwork using the artist model, Roy Lichtenstein. Lichtenstein was an artist of the Pop Art era of the 1960s whose work was influenced by popular advertising and the comic book style.
|Oh Jeff, 1964|
You may have seen his style in the Auckland Transport advertising on the back of buses, encouraging people to take pubic transport rather than drive:
|Auckland Transport Travel Myths Campaign 2013|
With our work we are focusing on bright colours, bold outlines and the use of speech bubbles like those used in comic books. Our process involves:
- screen printing with class photographs, tracing paper, black vivid outlines and a photocopier.
- bright acrylic paint to 'colour in' the black and white prints
- layering on coloured card and the application of speech bubbles featuring a personal message from each child.
We can't wait to share the finished products!
Mrs Bell and Miss Tames