Ms. Riding Hood Posted March 25, 2008 Share Posted March 25, 2008 We are doing a 4-H skit with a poster-sized b&w copy of the Mona Lisa...digitally altered to have someone else's face. The b&w was our only option, color was too expensive. So how can I color it myself? Ha--yes, I want to make a DaVinci reproduction. I was thinking of taking chalk and adding color, thinking that it would be easiest to blend and mottle to achieve a realistic yet inexpensive effect. But then again, I know nothing about art materials. Do any of you have any suggestions? We have some oil pastels but they don't seem to smudge well, at least not as I was using them. They produced a more crayoned look, while I'm just aiming for overall color that I can sweep on and then smudge out obvious lines. The other thing I wonder if you can help with is mounting. The poster is just thin paper, like printer paper. Is there a simple way to adhere that to foam core or carboard? I don't need professional results, just a way to stabilize it. Thank you to all who can help! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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