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Make it POP!
A quick guide and suggestions for making really good pop art! These pictures are some of mine from around my house. This first guide is for pop art by hand, but I'll make another one that's with computers. First, the girl with the heart isn't mine, I found it online and needed the picture for a school project, so I just recolored it; I only claim ownership for the recolor

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  • Step 1

    First, get inspired. The first picture, for instance, was a commission for my friend, so it was easy to do a pop art portrait of her.

    Also this is the draft, she has the original, which looks much better XD

  • Step 2

    Next, if you're going to make a person you want to look around for some poses you like, and draw it out!
    If you're not very good at drawing people, don't feel discouraged! Go to Deviantart.com, and search for bases, and try and draw it out for yourself.

  • Step 3

    Hair. Hair is one of the most irritating parts to draw. As you can see, two of the pictures have color mixed in to keep the hair interesting, and the last has her hand to give it depth.
    Next, choose a darker focus color, and a lighter one as an accent.
    Okay, the part of Pop Art that a lot of people don't get is not to shade it. Shading detracts from the pop, and even if it looks good, it's not as effective in pop art.

  • How to make a drawing. How To Make Pop Art - Step 4
    Step 4

    Clothing. Use bright and contrasting colors and patterns, my favorite are tiger stripes and checkers. I'd suggest using color opposites, and alternate with black.

  • How to make a drawing. How To Make Pop Art - Step 5
    Step 5

    That's it! I don't fill in the faces, because I suck at them, but that shouldn't stop you!

  • How to make a drawing. How To Make Pop Art - Step 6
    Step 6

    Now for advice on drawing inanimate objects. I have an obsession with Alice in Wonderland, so making a design I liked was easy. Next, create the focus, whether you want it to be the objects or the background. Now that you've chosen, use markers to color the focus, and crayons or pencils to color the background so it creates an interesting focus and contrast!


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Krafty Kitty Kat >'.'<
Krafty Kitty Kat >'.'< · Blackburn, England, GB · 11 projects
u should check out the artist julien opie
SuJaIrSm · London, GB · 5 projects
This looks really cool! Does the second colour on the hair have to be realistic? I haven't got another pen that is a realistic colour, you see.
The Mad Hattress
The Mad Hattress · 5 projects
amazing. I love how the color stand out. <3
ForeverAnOutcast · 6 projects
i 1 at school when i was bored and everyone like circled my desk asking what i was doing LOL....love the idea and the DN L poster XP
Supper cuteee Happy!!
lolly p.
lolly p. · 17 projects
cool ideas
lolly p.
lolly p. · 17 projects
Some great inspiration-thanks
Sarania · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 15 projects
This is so inspiring. Thanks for posting. P.S. Love the Death Note poster.
Mina · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 6 projects
In that pic with L... is he eating a pink cake? I think my friend has it too...
Keira M.
Keira M.
hi i am new and this the first project i have seen! absolutely amazingHappy i will try and do one but well done ur such a good artist Happy
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