Samurai Tubfish by Kaitlin Beckett

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One of a few new works I did for the Folk Art Fine Art show at Brunswick Street Gallery. It closes in a few days! (Thursday the 8th of September 2011)

He’s on patterned origami paper like some past works. I’ve added gold leaf too to match the gold in the paper.

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A collection of curious beasts of the sea, air, land and subconscious; painted and drawn with airbrush, dip pen and stained fingers, lovingly embellished with iridescent pigments and metal leaf.

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  • MarikaMakes
    MarikaMakesover 3 years ago

    I would love to see a tutorial on how you do this technique. The effect is stunning, but maybe a trade secret?

  • Nope not a secret! I just spray mount the paper to a solid piece of card, then transparent gesso it a few times, then I use masking fluid over the parts where I want paper to show through, and airbrush the rest white. Then I peel the mask off and paint in the details :)

    – Kaitlin Beckett

  • Sandrine Pelissier
    Sandrine Pelis...over 3 years ago

    Very nice!

  • Thanks Sandrine!

    – Kaitlin Beckett

  • Alvaro Sánchez
    Alvaro Sánchezover 3 years ago


  • Thanks Alvaro!

    – Kaitlin Beckett

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorover 3 years ago

    Excellent work Kaitlin!! :)

  • Cheers Keith!

    – Kaitlin Beckett

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 3 years ago

    Very cute work. Love this.

  • Thank you Bunny!

    – Kaitlin Beckett

  • LordTemplar
    LordTemplarover 3 years ago

    Very well done little fellow.

  • Thanks! Think he’s my favourite.

    – Kaitlin Beckett

  • Audra Lemke
    Audra Lemkeover 3 years ago

    Fantastic! Love your work!

  • Thank you!

    – Kaitlin Beckett

  • Zelli
    Zelliover 3 years ago


  • Cheers :)

    – Kaitlin Beckett

  • Tara Lemana
    Tara Lemanaover 3 years ago

    Congrats, your very cool work has been featured in New Zealand Made which of course means you rock!! Woo hoo!!!

  • Awesome – thank you!!

    – Kaitlin Beckett

  • angwickham
    angwickhamover 3 years ago

    congrats on your feature – seen in New Zealand Made :)

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