Earning your chops as a painter is no easy task. But if you manage to do it, and further, do it while critics lambast your pieces for being mere copies of comic book panels, you must be something pretty special.
Roy Lichtenstein was something pretty special.
Some of his most famous pop-art renditions were derived (ripped) from comics or photography, and he was often threatened with lawsuits as a result. Think of him as the precursor to modern-day mashup artists.
Fortunately, turning your own photographs into Lichtenstein-inspired illustrations is unlikely to irk litigious record labels or the RIAA. And with Melissa Clifton’s step-by-step tutorial, it’s a breeze!
p.s. If you like this, check out the bit we did on how to turn photos into Julian Opie-style portraits.