Japanese Collage aka hiding dem holes

After my shelf fell off and took a big chunk out of my wall leaving me with huge holes in it, I decided to create as much art as possible to cover those horrible holes. This is piece numero uno.

I was inspired by a vinyl cover my boyfriend brought from one of his thrift store adventures. I love the vintage lone samurai feel of this cover, so I decided to go for dark reds and gold. I really love working with gold leaf – it makes everything regal/vintage/romantic/beautiful.

I used tracing paper, black marker, white/brown/black conte crayons, acrylic paint and gold leaf.
I used tracing paper, black marker, white/brown/black conte crayons, acrylic paint and gold leaf.

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