During lockdown I’ve been enjoying painting at the weekends. While I love digital art, it’s nice to have a break from staring at a screen. I’ve mainly got into watercolours.
Recently I’ve enjoyed combining my love of hamsters and art in a series called Hamster Art Gallery, with hamster versions of famous artworks from history.
Hamster Starry Night
The first in the series, in acrylic paint on a mini canvas – I find these canvases irresistible in shops and have a collection of blank ones waiting for paintings. Originally I planned on doing all the paintings on mini canvases and holding a whole miniature hamster art show (no biting the paintings!).
Hamster Sistine Chapel
I painted this after saying goodbye to my tiny best friend Kyary Hamu Hamu, so it’s also a tribute to her.
Immediately after starting I regretted having to draw a hand, but I think it came out ok!
Here’s the rough sketch:
Hamster Mona Lisa
Mona Lisa sharing a moment with her little hamster friend.
Girl with a Pearl Earring (and a Hamster)
Hamsters are way too squirmy to stay perched on your shoulder for more than a few seconds, but we can dream…
I found a gachapon of this once! The series had various animals acting out The Scream by Munch.
Hamster Birth of Venus
Botticelli’s dreamy ocean masterpiece, recreated in shimmery metallic watercolour.