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The Boy With The Mohawk by art-of-amie The Boy With The Mohawk by art-of-amie
If you were awesome and had already joined #Artcrossing, then I could of made this for you!

This is for Becca (~Captain-McWhitey), who had a really interesting profile. She said she loved kids with mohawks, traditional art, and fun tye-dye things. So I tried to merge all this together in a fun painting for her.

I had a lot of fun with my watercolours and masking fluid, forgot how fun they are!
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Captain-McWhitey Jun 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I love this sososo muuch! Like for real: I could not have asked for something better :]

The colors are so great, and I love the splattering effect that you used! I feel like me and this kid could be great friends in real life :]

Thank you so incredibly much! I cant say enough how much I love this, so thank yoooou!!
art-of-amie Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aww I'm glad. I had a lot of fun painting it, so I'm glad it is so well recieved lol!
Itti Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, so it was masking fluid. I wondered how you got that effect. How does it work, you paint it on and then it stays there? Or is it something that you take off later?

I love the punky background, it really suits the style of the piece. I also like that he's sticking his lip out, it almost seems like a punky pose, even though we are only seeing it in silhouette! But maybe that's just me, I saw someone else thought it looked like a smile lol. I guess different people will read different things into an image :lol:
art-of-amie Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Basically you "paint" masking fluid on, and it sets. It's like a rubbery film, that's the only way I can describe it. Then you paint around it, and once you've completed painting, you take an eraser and sorta rub it away. It leaves the covered part white (or the colour of your paper) and the background painted.

I think that is the beauty of a silhouette every sees what they want to see!
Itti Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's so cool! I can imagine how that works. I want some now :XD: but I really mustn't spend any more on craft supplies...
art-of-amie Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It is really cool fun. i'm sure you can find some tutorials around on using it.

And yes I understand how you feel. I basically have to argue with myself on a daily basis not to buy things from work... :( Tonight, it was a miniture crochet hook and thin thread to make things like this: [link]
Itti Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg that is awesome! I want to make one now! Damn you, Amie :shakefist:

Must be so tempting working where you do :lol:
art-of-amie Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I might be switching departments. I'd be leaving my beloved craft and dress department (all the arty bits and lovely fabrics) and moving in furnishings (so curtains.) That'll probably cut down my temptation, because I wont be around so much of it. Not entirely though lol.
SpazKosmack Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
For the artCrossing do you have pay the delivery fee or can you scan it and email it? Just curious- it sounds interesting but I don't know how much of an investment in stamps I want to make.
art-of-amie Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No you actually post it. Artcrossing is about getting physical art at your real postal address.

The basic idea is when you join, you ask for a profile, and then you make something around the profile (like for this piece, my profile had she loved kids with mohawks, traditional art, and fun tye-dye things.) You aren't given their deviantart username, so you can't go and ask for more info, and it keeps it as a surprise for the reciepient. Then you post the present, and when the recepient recieves it, your profile then gets passed onto another random member of the group, who in turns makes something for you.

So yes, there are postage costs. And sometimes it can be REALLY expensive, but that's cause I do crazy big gifts lol (it's better to give than recieve!) Small light things (like this drawing, or some of my amigurumis [link]) are pretty cheap to post. And you get some AMAZING things back! I've gotten these -> [link] [link] [link] [link] (Check out this folder for more [link] )

All in all, I really love #Artcrossing, I've done over 30 profiles for them now. But you have to be willing to put in time and effort, and postage. If you have anymore questions, feel free to ask me or :iconartcrossing: itself, =Itti (founder) is always really helpful, as is ~ChaoticSkye (admin)

And you never know, if you join up, you may even get a gift from me one day!!!
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