Linework Art Inspired by Kehinde Wiley


Hi Tombow friends, it’s Danielle from sprinklesofzeal, and I want to show you how to create linework art inspired by Kehinde Wiley. Kehinde is known for his creative portraits of African Americans and vibrant use of patterns. His art showcases a unique perspective, all with the use of rich backgrounds. If you’re interested in seeing his artwork, click here to check it out. Alright, are you ready to make some art? Let’s gather the supplies and get started!

Materials

Linework Art inspired by Kehinde Wiley using Tombow ABT PRO Markers by Danielle Webb @sprinklesofzeal #abtpromarker #abstractart #markersoncanvas

Step 1. Sketch a Square.

Use the HB 8900 Drawing Pencil and ruler to create a square in the center of the canvas.

Linework Art inspired by Kehinde Wiley using Tombow ABT PRO Markers by Danielle Webb @sprinklesofzeal #abtpromarker #abstractart #markersoncanvas

Linework Art inspired by Kehinde Wiley using Tombow ABT PRO Markers by Danielle Webb @sprinklesofzeal #abtpromarker #abstractart #markersoncanvas

 

Step 2. Create Linework Art.

Create the linework art using the Tombow ABT PRO Marker chisel tip in P633, P373, and P026. I created slanted lines to mix up the design.

Linework Art inspired by Kehinde Wiley using Tombow ABT PRO Markers by Danielle Webb @sprinklesofzeal #abtpromarker #abstractart #markersoncanvas

Linework Art inspired by Kehinde Wiley using Tombow ABT PRO Markers by Danielle Webb @sprinklesofzeal #abtpromarker #abstractart #markersoncanvas Linework Art inspired by Kehinde Wiley using Tombow ABT PRO Markers by Danielle Webb @sprinklesofzeal #abtpromarker #abstractart #markersoncanvas Linework Art inspired by Kehinde Wiley using Tombow ABT PRO Markers by Danielle Webb @sprinklesofzeal #abtpromarker #abstractart #markersoncanvas Linework Art inspired by Kehinde Wiley using Tombow ABT PRO Markers by Danielle Webb @sprinklesofzeal #abtpromarker #abstractart #markersoncanvas Linework Art inspired by Kehinde Wiley using Tombow ABT PRO Markers by Danielle Webb @sprinklesofzeal #abtpromarker #abstractart #markersoncanvas

My canvas had some extra space, so I added some lines with the MONO Twin Permanent Marker.

Linework Art inspired by Kehinde Wiley using Tombow ABT PRO Markers by Danielle Webb @sprinklesofzeal #abtpromarker #abstractart #markersoncanvas

Step 3. Add a Message.

Blocking out the center of the canvas in step one created space to add a personal message or illustration. This is similar to what Kehinde does with his art. He paints his subjects in the center, then creates a beautiful world around them.

I sketched the phrase” Be creative” and filled it in with the Tombow MONO Twin Permanent Marker.

Linework Art inspired by Kehinde Wiley using Tombow ABT PRO Markers by Danielle Webb @sprinklesofzeal #abtpromarker #abstractart #markersoncanvas

Step 4. Create Additional Details.

Use the 8900 Drawing Pencil to sketch a few stars around the phrase then, the MONO Twin Permanent marker to ink it.

Linework Art inspired by Kehinde Wiley using Tombow ABT PRO Markers by Danielle Webb @sprinklesofzeal #abtpromarker #abstractart #markersoncanvas Linework Art inspired by Kehinde Wiley using Tombow ABT PRO Markers by Danielle Webb @sprinklesofzeal #abtpromarker #abstractart #markersoncanvas

 

Step 5. Add the Wall Mounting Tape.

Flip the canvas over and add the wall mounting tape. Then, adhere it to your wall.

Linework Art inspired by Kehinde Wiley using Tombow ABT PRO Markers by Danielle Webb @sprinklesofzeal #abtpromarker #abstractart #markersoncanvas

Here’s the finished look of the canvas.

Linework Art inspired by Kehinde Wiley using Tombow ABT PRO Markers by Danielle Webb @sprinklesofzeal #abtpromarker #abstractart #markersoncanvas

If you’re looking for more artist-inspired blogs, check out Katie’s DIY Watercolor Art Inspired by Your Favorite Artist or Ali’s Mosaic Watercolor Art Inspired by Alma Thomas

I hope you enjoyed this Kehinde Wiley inspired blog using Tombow ABT PRO Markers. Be sure to share your canvas on social media by tagging @Tombowusa or #tombowusa

-Danielle

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