The Ribbon Gymnast

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).

Ribbon Gymnast Personalised Print copy
Ribbon Gymnast Personalised Print copy
Ribbon Gymnist Personised Print pink copy
Ribbon Gymnist Personised Print pink copy
Ribbon Gymnast glitter close up
Ribbon Gymnast glitter close up