Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Art for my room!

So last year when I painted my room I wanted to make art and stuff to put on the walls, but I never really got around to it. I managed to hang some tree branches on my wall decorated with beads, and a felted picture that Caleb made for me, (His school has a program called "Learning through the Arts" which is totally awesome, he gets to learn all kinds of craftwork) but I never did get around to making my art.

So last week when I was cleaning up I came across a bunch of old canvases that I had started painting, then gave up on. they were just backgrounds, painted blue and purple and stuff. I didn't want to shut them up in a cupboard, so I decided to paint them!

I wanted to have some art that was cool, with bright colours and not just boring girly stuff, cause I'm not into that. I wanted something kinda edgy, that fit with my style of art (I love bright colours and thick black lines) so i decided tattoo flash would be great! I Googled tattoo flash of things that I thought would be cool and found some great images. I drew them on the canvases in pencil, traced over them with Sharpie, colored them in with acrylic paint, then went over them once more with Sharpie. So here they are:

Skull and Roses 12x24 from this url: http://www.flickr.com/photos/joe_13/498563273/ Check out this guy's other line drawings, they're awesome.

tattoo heart 5x7

Cherry Blossoms 12x24

Koi fish 18x24 This one didn't match my room (Which is a light purpl-y pink colour) or the other paintings, so i gave it to my brother, who really likes it. He said it was "Primo"...

Anyway, i'm really happy with how they turned out, and now my room matches me. :D


Brook said...

Oh my gosh these look incredible!!! Open an etsy store an sell them... These are so professional looking !!!!

Rachel said...

i agree with brook, go for it! they look amazing!

Kris said...

Thanks Gals!