Clay Artist Creates Incredible Polymer Movie Posters and Paintings » Design You Trust
Lizzie Campbell is a clay artist and illustrator who has a passion for creating “paintings” based on her favorite films. Her favorite genre to work with is horror, but her child-friendly style often leads to intriguing results. Lizzie has many ideas for future paintings and suspects that most of them will be inspired by horror films.
From a young age, Lizzie has been passionate about illustration and attended art school after leaving high school. She enrolled in a visual communication course specializing in illustration and found it to be a fantastic experience. However, her creative journey took a turn when she stumbled upon air-dry clay in a class workshop. She discovered that she could work in 3D and no longer had to stress about her drawing style. Lizzie began experimenting with air-dry clay but found it limited for creating finer details. Eventually, she discovered polymer clay and instinctively knew that it was the right material for her. Thus, her studio, ‘Clay Disarray,’ was born.
Creating a “polymer painting” can take several days, depending on the level of detail involved and the likeness being captured. For instance, The Amityville Horror and Donnie Darko took about a week each to create because of their complexity. Lizzie’s Midsommar pieces, on the other hand, required a lot of patience due to the numerous clay flowers that needed to be made. Lizzie primarily works with FIMO Professional colored polymer clay for most of her projects, but she occasionally uses Sculpey Premo and Soufflé for smaller projects.
Pop culture hugely inspires Lizzie’s work. Her personal projects tend to focus on well-known people from film and TV, art, and music. Additionally, she has created a series of polymer paintings inspired by well-known artworks. While her usual work consists of model making, Lizzie enjoys making “polymer paintings” from time to time as they present a different challenge.