“Julian Opie” Art

Julian Opie is a British artist. He was born in London and grew up in Oxford. In his portraits, Opie uses black outline and very minimal detail to show features on the face. He uses computer software to create his images. Opie’s most well-known piece of art is the “Blur” album cover entitled “The Best of”;

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In trying to re-create Julian Opie style portraits, we traced around photographs of our own faces. We added in dots for the eyes and nose and a line for the mouth. Some of us added in a few extra details.

We then added colour to the face and hair and chose a bright, dramatic colour for our back grounds… This is how they turned out…

Can you see anybody you know?

We really enjoyed learning about this artist!