Recently, I had the opportunity to take a young girls favorite hand drawn image and transform it into a custom canvas for her room.
Mom gave me complete artistic freedom with the peice.
(which is fun but a bit scary at the same time)
After drawing the image as closely as possible to canvas with pencil I set out to recreate it as closely as possible.
Layer upon layer of inky black paint created all of the shading in the heart and the wings.
Although the original was all gray scale, I felt it needed a "pop".
Kind of like Tatoo Art!
So washes of crimson red were layered upon the heart.
Finally, The whole peice was lined with solid black, scrolls and dots were added, along with some solid white highlights!
Soon after, I received an email and photo from the little artist!
Holding her canvas and smiling!
That is why I do what I do... there is absolutely nothing that beats the smile of a happy child (or tween in this case)!
I know that my painting will not end world hunger or take away all the bad in the world... c'mon don't be silly!
if what I can do with a paint brush and some paint can make a child feel special for a moment, it's all so worth it!
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