Finally, the WW2 D-Day, Native American Chief Duffle Bag -REMAKE©- is online! Enjoy my work process photos!
Here’s the final result of the WW2 D-Day, Native American Chief Duffle Bag -REMAKE©- :
The painting process took hundreds of countless hours. This was my first painting where I decided to liberate myself from “lines”! I’m an impressionist at heart and my idols are Monet and Renoir. It’s always been my dream to express myself without having to paint everything in detail! But with my background as a digital designer and being a huge manga fan, it was hard to detach myself from having to paint without the lines obsession! With this Chief portrait, I jumped into a new universe. Into the unknown, really! However, the experience and result were liberating! It is my goal to make more art-to-wear with this painterly style. The only part of the painting that needed detail to express honor and courage was the eyes of the chief. That’s what catches your attention! And yes, he’s looking at you! It took at least 8 times for me to correctly paint them. It was so difficult! But one afternoon, I got to my Atelier and did it! I had tears of joy! Because this Chief, this character that was inspired by so many real Native American heroes, was finally alive and ready to share my message with you! Nothing in the world can match the satisfaction I feel when I look into the Chief’s eyes!
The rest of the bag had also taken me hundreds of hours. I design everything myself. So from top to bottom, the process is very long but SO REWARDING!
I will talk more about the up-cycled pin buttons and leather patches in a different post. I think they deserve their full blog post.
That’s all for today Sailors,
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Sonia 😉🎖🤠 Xo