Friday, February 13, 2009

Custom Painted Toy Chest

These are pictures of what I am currently working on. I am donating this piece for my son's school to be auctioned off at their annual silent auction event. My idea was to paint a scene that would work for both boys and girls. 
First I primed the wood and drew the images, then I pyrographed the wood to make the outlines strong and well defined. My next step is to paint the whole thing! I'm really enjoying this, and it's not too different from my usual illustrations. I guess just applied on a different medium.

The small bugs and butterflies will have the children's thumbprints on them with their name.  I'll post a picture when it's all painted and then again when it's all finished.


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7 comments:

Tess said...

Edrian, This will be a wonderful addition to any child bedroom or playroom. What a great cause too. I can't wait to see it with color added. You are doing a great job with it so far. I like the pyrographed effect too. Well done!

Annie said...

Just beautiful! The school is lucky to have such a generous talented mama

Diana Evans said...

oh wow Edrian!!! this toy chest is so wonderful...I love wood buring outlines...very great piece and how lucky for the school to have one of your art pieces...

you are such a great Mom!!! and Artist!!!

Hugs
Diana

artgirly said...

its gonna be cute!

Bella Sinclair said...

WOW, that's going to be incredible when it's all finished!!! And little tiny thumbprints? How precious is that. Oh, your school is soooo so lucky. I bet it will fetch a hefty donation!

life without novacaine said...

Edrian, this is SO cute! I did a toy chest with thumbprints embellished as little bugs and it came out really cute. That was a few years ago for my son's preschool. Your toy chest will be the top seller, I am sure of it!! I can't wait to see more photos!

Tom Barrett said...

This will look great when it's painted. Looking forward to seeing it.