After seeing some AMAZING portraits created out of jelly beans, dried beans, and coffee beans, I decided it was time I stop wondering and start playing with beans.
This is my first attempt and already I can see areas of improvement, but it's not bad for a first attempt.
Next time, I will:
1. Make the letters bigger so there's more spacing. With more spacing, I believe the letters would not only look nicer, but be easier to read.
2. Make sure every area of the drawing had an underpainting. With an underpainting, I wouldn't have to worry about white spaces or layering the beans to cover the white spaces.
To create bean art of your own, you will need:
- Various colored beans
- Sturdy surface (wrapped canvas, canvas board, or wood blocks)
- White gesso
- Acrylic paints
- Aleene's tacky glue
- Paint brushes
- Spray-on acrylic sealer (like Krylon Kamar varnish or Plaid acrylic sealer)
How to create bean art:
- Paint the surface with white gesso.
- Sketch a basic outline of your art.
- Paint your sketch with the appropriate colors.
- Glue the beans onto the surface and let dry overnight.
- Spray with acrylic sealer to preserve and protect.
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