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?