Intro: Your Step-by-step Guide to Creating Bacon-based Works of Art
This guide will take you through the production techniques towards reinventing your favourite works of art as an alternatively palatable painting.
Step 1: Pick a Particularly Meaty Artwork
Begin by selecting the artwork that you wish to baconly appropriate. This Lucian Freud self portrait makes a useful starting point for its exaggerated, meaty flesh tones.
Step 2: Sculpt
Construct your chosen work of art using copper wire and streaky bacon.
Step 3: Paint
Render in a medium of your choice. Edible paint might be a suitable adaptation here, however oils cant be beaten for a richness of bacon tone.
Step 4: Raise the Steaks
Once confident with your abilities, attempt a more complex composition. One such example is this classical "Portrait of Jane Hamilton" by Sir Joshua Reynolds which uses a 'Madonna and Child' arrangement.
Step 5: Upset Your Housemates
Infants make particularly effective bacon sculptures. This one uses a chicken wire base with a skin of unsalted bacon.
Step 6: Photograph
Arrange and photograph your sculpture in a well ventilated room.
You will need: A bin liner, grocery bag, disused velvet curtain, wire for hanging both characters from a nail.
Step 7: Adorn With Decorative Side Dishes
To complete he composition, this thoroughbread dog drawn with a blow torch makes an excellent accompaniment to the focal dish, or try complimentary red cabbage in place of the curtain.
Step 8: Paint Once More
Arrange your creation in a suitably mimetic composition of the original and once more render in a medium of your choice. Be sure to attach your painting to the door of the family fridge, both as a suitable exhibiting location and to stimulate a healthy and creative appetite.