Japanese Geisha Wall Art available on paper, stretched canvas, luxury metal or acrylic. Multiple sizes available with free shipping!
I fell in love with Japan and Japanese culture back when I was a kid after discovering anime and video games for the first time.
Japan always felt like a wondrous, mysterious and exotic land completely different to what I’d grown up experiencing here in the west. I wanted to be a part of its fascinating culture. Being an artist by trade, I felt compelled to finally create my ultimate Japanese-inspired artwork.
I’d created stylised anime and manga art before, but this time I wanted to try pushing my abilities to their limit. The goal was to produce something serious, classy, simple, yet detailed. An image of a Geisha that people couldn’t help but stop and take notice of.
But could I pull it off? I call myself a professional, but when it comes down to starting a new piece of art, stress starts to build up. I’ll sit down in front of a blank canvas, palms sweating and my mind racing as I think about all the other artists out there who are so much better than me and I never know if I’ll create something to meet my high expectations.
In fact, I remember 10 years ago when I’d just started working as a tattoo artist. A customer requested a custom Geisha tattoo design. I didn’t do it. For some reason, I was too scared I’d mess it up or not be able to deliver. So instead, I just worked on small tattoos and writing for the first few years of my previous career as a tattooist. This is another reason why I wanted to finally nail this piece of artwork, proving I could do it justice.
Despite my huge concerns, I wasn’t going to postpone this art goal any longer.
I’d been patiently working on my artistic skill-set for years and the perseverance had recently been paying off. More and more people had become interested in buying my artwork to hang on their walls, which gave me a much-appreciated confidence boost. I wasn’t ready to let down these customers by going on to produce half-hearted art, or no art at all.
To start, I spent several solid hours gathering reference material until the heat from my laptop felt like it was melting my legs! I collected images of flowers, photos of people, traditional Japanese wood block prints and a load of stuff I’d never end up using in the final artwork.
I listened to exciting Japanese movie soundtracks by composers Taro Iwashiro and Naoki Sato as I immersed myself in ideas and then started to plan out the composition.
Slowly, I built up the artwork day after day. Starting with the initial line drawing. Then filling in colors before each part of the image was carefully rendered with shading and tone.
I was in a state of flow- working on the artwork from the moment I woke up until bed time.
However, three days in and I woke up with a head ache, which soon developed into the world’s worst migraine. I didn’t have a choice but to break my flow and stop everything. I’d lay down on my bed, lights-off, enduring what felt like a stream-roller slowly crushing my brain. I was nauseous. If I made any sudden movements, I’d end up throwing up. Not fun!
I lost an entire day to illness, but was determined to still finish the artwork before the end of the week. Thankfully, the next day I felt well enough to resume working. I powered through to finally finish it after nearly 40 hours.
I did it! It looked awesome. One of those few times where I had a vision of what I wanted to achieve and actually went on to make it happen. I immediately took a photo and sent it to a few of my close friends, stating – “I think this could be my finest artwork yet”. They agreed. I was ready to share it with a wider audience and a few days later, I made it available to buy as art and canvas prints on my online store. I can’t wait to exhibit it at live art shows in the future.
I’ve still never visited Japan and I hope to tour Asia someday. Until then, I’m happy to at least share my love for such a fascinating country; capturing a hint of its beauty, history, art and culture through this piece of artwork.
❇️ Production and Shipping Time:
Glossy Photo Paper: 5 days for printing, 5-10 days for shipping.
Ready-to-Hang Canvas: 5 days for printing, 5-10 days for shipping.
Artwork will be delivered anywhere in the world free of charge!
❇️ Styles of Print:
There are 5 ways to print this artwork.
1) Premium Glossy Paper is used for high quality, professional paper-prints.
♦ Sharp, Vivid and rich Color sets this apart from a casual, home photo print and makes use of artwork specifically created at super-high resolution for maximum detail.
♦ Premium Glossy Photo Paper will last a long time.
♦ This option is available in 8×10 inches, 11×14 inches or 16×20 inches.
♦ They are designed to be placed in a glass frame, which can be purchased separately (starting at a few dollars at your local Target or online).
♦ Signature watermark or numbers will not appear on actual artwork.
2) Ready to Hang Canvas is ready to put up on your wall right out of the box with. Zero assembly required for ultimate convenience.
♦ Gorgeous finished look. It comes out of the shipping box finished and ready to hang with a simple nail in the wall.
♦ Canvas Prints are a well-known, high-end way of displaying artwork.
♦ Premium 1.5 inch thick wooden stretcher-bars that give it depth and shape, in the same way an oil painting is traditionally assembled. There are no staples or ugly lines visible on the sides (very important).
♦ Add an optional modern, black frame if buying: 16×20, 12×36, 24×36 or 30×40 inch Canvases.
3) Ready to Hang Canvas (split into 3 panels). Includes the same features a single Canvas print. Also:
♦ This is for larger pieces- the artwork is split into 3 even panels. 3 separate canvas panels which put together make a single large image.
♦ This gives a modern look, and allows spectacularly large sizes on your wall!
4) Aluminium Metal Prints
♦ Elegant wall décor that shines. High-end, exclusive and unique aluminium metal print add a touch of luxury to your walls.
♦ Polished, vibrant reproduction for optimal colour saturation on a 3mm thick aluminium plate with gloss coating.
♦ UV resistant ink prevents fading. All metal sizes are ready to hang on your wall, right out of the box.
5) Acrylic Prints
♦ Eye-catching home décor with modern acrylic prints. Light refracts through the museum-quality acrylic, bringing vibrancy and depth to the artwork.
♦ The clear acrylic produces superb image quality from edge to edge and absolutely stunning, brilliant colour.
♦ UV resistant ink prevents fading. All acrylic sizes are ready to hang on your wall, right out of the box.