Graphic Design Portfolio

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Stripe it Rich

Z Gallerie's Zebra print

My knock off of ZGallerie's zebra print.
Here is a close up of the zebra canvas's I painted. (is that plurally correct?)
No, it is not. I just Googled it and it is canvases. . .but I am going to leave my grammatical error in here just in case someone else was not aware of the plural form of canvas).

Anyway, my point was supposed to be that you can purchase stretched canvas-ES at Hobby Lobby very cheap, especially when they are running 50% OFF in the artist supply section. Like I said in my Taylor's Room blog, I did a knock off of a zebra print I saw at ZGallerie. The one at ZGallerie was obviously massed produced, printed on a single canvas and over $300. I decided to hand paint mine on two canvases and invest only $27.00. (BTW, I used acrylics). You don't need to be a brilliant artist to paint a zebra. The stripes are so random, you can't go wrong. The most detailed part would be the eye(s). I encourage anyone to try. . .but if you don't feel comfortable, any bold, organic graphic would look spectacular painted over two separate canvases.


Because -
1) It adds interest to divide an image into multiples;
2) It makes an awesome, cost-effective, bold statement on your wall;
3) When you tire of it, you can paint something else right on over it.

1 comment:

  1. It may be easy but it takes a great imagination to make that. It's gorgeous! I'm going to share it with my daughter who is a budding artist (at 12). By the way, I have been to Iowa and have met many talented people there. :)