Chicken Pig Cow Fish – Digital Art by Gita

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The Concept

I have been searching for artwork for an empty wall in the kitchen. I searched on the internet and various stores but couldn’t find anything that I really loved. The theme of kitchen is RGB (Red Green Blue).  I have dutch ovens in this color, and I thought recently to also add yellow, for it’s energetic quality. Finally, I decided to break open a bulk 13″ x 13″canvas set and create a unique custom  art piece in a style inspired by Andy Warhol’s Pop Art.

Process

First, I searched Google images through hundreds (if not thousands) of photos of Chickens, Cows Pigs and Fish. There were a few that caught my attention because they were funny or something was distinctly unusual or interesting about them.

What a funny chicken! When I first sketched out the chicken on the canvas, it was upside down, inspired by this photo that I found on Google.

What a funny chicken! When I first sketched out the chicken on the canvas, it was upside down, inspired by this photo that I found on Google.

Found this photo of a pig and used it as my inspiration for the Pig in my art piece. I love the big piggy snout!

Found this photo via Google Images and used it as the inspiration for the Pig in my art piece. I love the big piggy snout!

 

I found this photo using Google Images and cropped it so that only half the cows face appeared, leaving 1/3 empty space.

I found this photo using Google Images and cropped it so that only half the cows face appeared, leaving 1/3 empty space.

 

For a colorful piece, only a rainbow trout would do. This photo was the original  inspiration for the artwork, although I decided to add interest with a more exaggerated tail for interest and balance.

For a colorful piece, only a rainbow trout would do. This photo was the original inspiration for the artwork.

 

 

 

I started by sketching out a rough of each of animal each on it’s own 13X 13 canvas. I thought that it would be interesting to only use a portion of each animal to create an unique piece. I then took a photo of the canvases side in the order I intent to mount them on the way, and then imported that photo into Photoshop to do a test run of the colors and design. This was a smart move because the final was different from my original plan. The idea was to stick to a pallet that included RGBY but after the first trial run, I felt that the piece needed Orange “O” as a filler and to prevent any one color from overpowering the piece as a whole.

I had to play around with the chicken because it didn’t balance the way I had hoped. But in the end, I was very pleased with the result.

 

Using CPCF to Create Home Decor 

Update: 04/01/2013

Here is how I can use this piece to create tons of custom home goods through Zazzle.com. Click Here for the Blog Post

 

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