Bathroom Artwork Project

July 3, 2012

Our bathroom was in dire need of something to tie  the colors in it together, so I decided to make some artwork for the walls that would use a little bit of both the teal and the greenish-yellow color that we have in there. Since our shower curtain was described as “citron” on the package, I decided to make something with a lemon (which is citron in French) and decided a pear in a similar color would be a nice accompaniment.

I began by creating some sketches of the colors and layout of the artwork, as you can see here. They’re pretty rough, but I just wanted to give myself something basic to work with.


After they dried, I scanned them into the computer and started playing around with them in GIMP. Several hours (and lots of airbrushing later) They ended up like this.I never thought I would like making artwork on the computer, but over the past few years I’ve really taken a shine to it and like how easy it is to change things or clean up a mistake. Instead of painting in the lettering, I decided to use a font I had downloaded (Lobster) as I felt like it looked a bit cleaner.

After that, I simply printed them out on some bristol board, cut it down and put them both into silver frames that I had picked up at Ikea a few weeks back.

I like the way they came out and I think they help to tie things together in the bathroom. Plus, who doesn’t like French fruits?

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  • Reply Revival Girl July 5, 2012 at 8:01 am

    Amazing job! I never thought to scan an image that I had painted, and fiddle around with it on my computer — genius! Plus, french fruits rule!

  • Reply Kristi @ PeetSwea July 7, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    The artwork turned out beautifully – so professional looking!

  • Reply Rose July 27, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    That’s sooo awesome! I love it. What’s GIMP? lol
    What tutorials did you use for reference? I so want to learn to do this 😀

    • Reply Christina Sabo July 27, 2012 at 2:13 pm

      GIMP is a free program similar to Photoshop. I didn’t use any tutorials for reference, but I do have an unfair advantage in that I spent a significant portion of my college career as an art major. : ) I’m sure there are some out there that can teach you how to use it!

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