Pirogue painting

After creating my pirogue, I had to update my initial design idea to one which would fit the proportions of the structure I had built and this was the final version:

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As most pirogue’s have their designs on a white background, I started off by painting a white base

I then went onto to drawing out the design I planned to paint, this proved rather challenging as the shapes were quite organic so quite difficult to try and measure out, I mainly had to do it by freehand.

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Below is the first stage of completing the painting, I now plan to make some of the edges smoother and to add a few layers of paint in some areas

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After some refinement this is what the pirogue looks like, I’m quite happy with it although the lines are still not quite as clean as I would’ve liked, in future, I would perhaps have used masking tape in order to prevent this.

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