William Daniels is a young artist, born in 1976 in Brighton, England. Daneils uses oil paints on wood to create his trompe l’oeil styled art. Trompe l’oeil is an art technique involving realistic imagery in order to create the optical illusion that the depicted objects exist in three dimensions. Definition from WIKIPEDIA.
Before making his art, inspired by famous historical paintings, he constructs models of what he wants to paint using common materials like tinfoil, paper and cardboard. Then he painstakingly recreates the look in oil paints.
Before starting this class, view the PowerPoint presentation, William Daniels, Artist. In this project, using tinfoil and colored permanent markers, we’ll be making a tinfoil interpretation of Daniels art.
- Tinfoil 9” x 12”
- Colored permanent markers
- White glue
- Cereal box cardboard, cut 4” x 7”
- One Half sheet of colored construction paper
- Glue dots
With colored permanent markers, color a design or picture on the shiny side of the tinfoil.
Choose a method of forming the tinfoil to fit the 4” x 7” piece of cardboard:
Fold and scrunch; just scrunch; cut, fold and scrunch; or form and scrunch the foil to fit.
Spread a layer of white glue to one side of the cardboard, lay the backside of the foil over the cardboard, turn the cardboard over and turn the edges of the tinfoil to the back of the cardboard.
The image to the right is before scrunching. The image above and to the right is after scrunching.
The image to the right is before folding and scrunching. Above and to the left is the finished art. With this one, after I was finished, I traced over the edges with a black Sharpie.
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