A new piece of artwork that has inspired me to do produce art prints combined with hand painting. This is an illustration I did as a gift for a friends 13th Birthday present.
She loves gymnastics, the day I met her she was doing cartwheels through the house and standing in the kitchen with her foot over her head, which left an impression.
I gave her the original hand painted artwork as the gift, but before I hand painted in her name I photographed the artwork so I could adapt it in Photoshop and personalise it with an any name requested. I am now selling the Ribbon Gymnast as prints in my etsy shop. The name on the prints is hand drawn using my Wacom tablet and digital pen.
I also painted a different background in pink, and Photoshopped the gymnast onto it, so there is a choice of colours.
After the artwork is printed, I hand paint the gymnasts leotard with sparkles. It's a subtle detail but really looks special when the light catches it on the right angle.
(the copyright does not appear on the finished artwork).