You’re probably familiar with Picasso’s Cubism movement, pioneering a modern form of abstract art that countered the long held belief that paintings should be a realistic interpretation of reality. However, you’re probably not familiar with his more simplistic line drawings. One specific portrait by Picasso captured our hearts and we decided to create a wire rendition of his portrait! Perfect to hang over your desk or to fill an empty space on a wall, this DIY Wire portrait adds a bit of artistry to your home. Simply print off the picture to use as a template and start bending the wire to follow the lines. You’ll have a masterpiece even Picasso would be proud of 😉 You could apply this same technique to your own drawings!
For the template and a few tricks and tips, read on!
DIY Wire Portrait
- Picasso drawing, HERE
- Wire cutters
- Washi tape
- Print off the original painting you are planning on imitating. We used this one, but you could use any line drawing!
- Choose a spot to begin and secure the end of the wire with a piece of washi tape, so you can easily remove it later on.
- Follow the lines with the wire, twisting the wire with pliers in areas where you need to secure pieces together.
What kind of wire are you using?