Our page banner is a detail from our Pop Art portrait of the Mona Lisa.
Pop Art Portrait Lesson - Mona Lisa
Our Pop Art Portrait of the Mona Lisa was created by filling sections of the template drawing with different patterns. The face and some small details were filled with single colors to make them more visible against the grid pattern. Too much pattern has the effect of camouflaging the image. Care has also been taken over the tonal composition, being careful to select the brightest patterns and colors for the lightest tones.
Pop Art Group Lesson - Mona Lisa
In our Mona Lisa Pop Art Group Project, each section of the image was shaded with either light or dark graduated colors corresponding to the tones of the Pop Art Template.
Pop Art Portrait Template - Mona Lisa
Click on the image or link above to get a large version of this template which you may copy and print to help you with drawing a Pop Art Portrait. You will find all the instructions in our Pop Art Portrait Lesson.
You can also cut up the template into its 20 squares to use in our Pop Art Group Project. This is a collaborative artwork for up to 20 people where each participant completes an individual section of the image which is then assembled with the others to create a unique work of art. You will find the instructions for this lesson in our Pop Art Group Project.