Monthly Archives: January 2017

Mona Lisa Parody

Mona Lisa

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Inspired by this:

Combine the (perhaps!) world’s most famous painting with another famous style of art or particular work.  Search for some ideas!

  • Impressionism
  • Matisse/Fauvism
  • Picasso/Cubism
  • Roy Lichtenstein/Pop Art
  • Modigliani
  • Sculpture (Easter Island/Venus/Classical/African/Pre-Columbian/etc!)
  • Ancient Egyptian
  • Van Gogh
  • Georgia O’Keefe
  • Jacob Lawrence
  • Klimt
  • Dali
  • etc!  Tell me one!

Some examples on Pinterest here:



Pen Tool Caricature


  • Open Photo Booth
  • Take several crazy photos using effects – your entire head must be in the frame
  • Drag the best shot to the desktop and then into Illustrator
  • Use the pen tool to create many built up layers of color, opacity, transparency, etc to create a very realistic – albeit cartoony self portrait
  • photobooth1

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Pen Tool Practice

Cardboard Alphabet

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Zentangle Examples