Portrait of a girl

Portrait of girl Shane Swann original

Portrait of a girl – original illustration

Medium: Collage, acrylic, pen and colouring pencil.

At the time I created this piece I was looking at a lot of street/graffiti art, especially two artists in particular Shepard Fairey and Swoon. I used a mixed media method, firstly by bonding and carefully composing ripped magazine pieces onto canvas. Then painting over this with golden watered down acrylic. Lastly drawing and painting the portrait onto the prepared background. This overall created the layered effect.

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