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« on: November 22, 2012 02:17:27 PM »



I just finished painting this cupboard and it was a real labor of love for me.  I'm really proud of how it turned out because it was a tricky shape (tall skinny rectangle) to work an illustration onto.  The tree layout was tricky!  I first drew the trees onto large sheets of paper, then traced them onto the sides of the cupboard. (I did this before assembling the cupboard, so you're looking at the two side panels on my desk.)  I started painting from the top of the tree working down, so as not to smudge paint.  This is totally opposite from how I was taught to paint trees.  Wink



I used artist-quality acrylic to add in the animals and leaves.  Then I used a black marker to add in some line work.  The line work is done on the left panel and not on the right panel.



The linework is done on both panels here.


Here are some detail shots of my favourite tree dwellers:




And one more of the finished cabinet.  I bought the cabinet at a place that sells unfinished pine furniture. Sadly, I don't have the skills to build it myself.  Tongue




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« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2012 02:54:02 PM »

How beautiful!! You are very artistic. Is it going in a nursery? It'd be super duper cute in a baby's room!
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« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2012 03:00:54 PM »

That is so cute!  It really made me smile!  I love those animals. 
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« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2012 05:32:15 AM »

It is great and the guideline is also very useful. It doesn't seem very hard, I'll try it (who knows how this will look like, but it is worth trying).
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« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2012 11:48:12 AM »

So Cute! love the critters.
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« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2012 02:42:53 PM »

Very nice, my favourite is the raccoon.
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« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2012 06:10:42 PM »

I love the detailed work!
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« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2012 11:46:52 AM »

Soooo cute! Love it! such a unique piece of furniture..
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« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2012 10:45:55 PM »

That's beautiful! And a wonderful idea. I like that you didn't stain or paint the rest of the wood - adds to the natural feel of it.
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You are so talented! Amazing.
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« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2013 03:31:22 AM »

The light background matches really well with the raccoon and tree. Great job!
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« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2013 09:25:31 AM »

This is charming! I am sure this will become a treasured family heirloom.

Great work!
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« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2013 12:48:01 PM »

That's beautiful! And a wonderful idea. I like that you didn't stain or paint the rest of the wood - adds to the natural feel of it.

eek!  This was actually laboriously stained with two coats of "whitewash".  I do like that the grain and natural variation in the colour of the wood show through though...
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