Artist Study – How to Make Art like Romero Britto

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Today's Artist Inspiration is:
Romero Britto!

Each week,  I will share at least one artist’s work that will inspire our art making. Its super important to look at other artist’s work to give us new ideas we might never have thought of, to help us understand art as a whole subject, and to encourage us to try new mediums and styles! Even the very best artists were inspired by another artist before them…  

Britto Garden
Britto Garden

Today, our artist is Romero Britto. You can read his story here. He is pretty awesome, and even founded the Happy Art Movement – doesn’t that sound wonderful? If you enjoy his art, you might like to download his free colouring book too!

Happy Cat

Romero Britto is a Brazilian artist, painter, serigrapher*, and sculptor. He combines elements of cubism, pop art, and graffiti painting in his work, using vibrant colours and bold patterns as a visual expression of hope, dreams, and happiness.

*Serigraphing is a type of silk screen printing.

Puppy Love
Puppy Love

So why are we looking at Britto’s work today? Because he makes some awesome pictures of pets! And his style is super fun to copy and try out! Why not have a go in your art journal or sketchbook?

deeply in love
Deep in Love

Feeling Inspired?

Here is a simple way to try making a Britto inspired picture. 

  1. Choose your favourite pet animal
  2. Draw a cartoon like outline (or even have a grown up help you)
  3. When you are happy with the outline go over it in a thick black pen
  4. Break up the shape of the animal into smaller sections. For example draw a line to show where the legs, arms and ears go. 
  5. When you are happy with how many sections you have, go over them with black pen.
  6. Now, grab your favourite coloured pens or pencils. 
  7. Colour each section in with a different colour – you can even make patterns in some sections. 
  8. Look at Britto’s work for inspiration. He often uses spots and stripes! 
  9. That’s it, you’re done – admire your work and show your family! 
  10. Share what you have made on our Facebook group! 

Fantastic! I hope you are proud of what you have made, and I can’t wait to see! 

Next up, its our Drawing Workshop – we are going to explore some drawing techniques and tutorials for those of us that want to learn how to draw animals better! See you there when you are ready!

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Katherine is a mixed media artist, art teacher, writer, designer, photographer – and mum of 2 – who works and lives in North Devon, nestled in the woods on a little smallholding. She has a BA in Performance Studies, an MA in Fine Art, and an MFA in photography, alongside a background in early years childhood and special education. Katherine uses her artistic talents, passion for helping people, and unique creativity to create articles, courses and classes that promote creativity, artistic skills, self expression and well-being. She believes in the power of the creative arts and how engaging with them can improve so many aspects of life.
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