WE KNOW JACK : Making of the Wishing Rabbit
July -Dec 2014
Elizabeth Koval Maffeo painted the Wishing Rabbit for the WE KNOW JACK public art project. Liz is one of 25 artist who decorated a rabbit to help fundraise for Vacaville Museum.
About The Wishing Rabbit:
I like to create my paintings with purpose. My vision for each of my painting is to educate and inspire the observer.
My Jack's theme is WISHES. Main purpose is to inspire you to believe in yourself and help to make your dreams come true. Renew hope and happiness in yours or someone else's life. Like a good luck Rabbit.
I will interpret this theme by painting One Thousand Cranes, a Japanese good luck symbol handed down through time. Some of the Origami Cranes (symbolizing wishes, ideals, dreams) will transform into Real Cranes (symbolizing manifestation, creation, reality).

Liz with her completed
Wishing Rabbit.


The left side of completed
Wishing Rabbit.

The right forward angle of
completed Wishing Rabbit.


Liz with left side of completed
Wishing Rabbit.


The left back angle of
completed Wishing Rabbit.

The back left side angle of
completed Wishing Rabbit.


Liz with back side of completed
Wishing Rabbit.


The back side of completed
Wishing Rabbit.

The back and tail of the
completed Wishing Rabbit.


Close up of back and tail of the
completed Wishing Rabbit.


Close up of bottom tail of the
completed Wishing Rabbit.

The back right angle of the
completed Wishing Rabbit.


Close up left bottom portion of the completed Wishing Rabbit.


Close up right bottom portion of the completed Wishing Rabbit.

Aritst signature on right bottom of
the completed Wishing Rabbit.


Liz with front view of the
completed Wishing Rabbit.


Head and ears of the
completed Wishing Rabbit.

Left angle view of Head and ears of
the completed Wishing Rabbit.


Right angle close up of Head
and ears of the completed
Wishing Rabbit.


Close up right side of the Head of completed Wishing Rabbit.

Close up back of ears and head of completed Wishing Rabbit.


Close up of painted cranes in back of ears of completed Wishing Rabbit.


Liz with completed
Wishing Rabbit.

Under the neck and chest of
completed Wishing Rabbit.


Under the feet and belly of
completed Wishing Rabbit.



Close up of chest and legs of
completed Wishing Rabbit.



Close up of legs and feet of
completed Wishing Rabbit.



Close up of painted origami cranes
of completed Wishing Rabbit.



Close up of painted origami cranes
of completed Wishing Rabbit.



Close up of more painted origami cranes of completed Wishing Rabbit.



Paints used for detail painting of completed Wishing Rabbit.



25 rabbits for 25 creative artists.



Liz picks this blank rabbit to work on.



Liz starts by sanding down
all the rough surfaces.


Liz uses the orbital sander for starters.



Liz carefully sands down the head.



Before and after the first coat of primer.



Fine hand sanding needs
to be done next.



Drawing the origami design
on the tail.



After making the surface as smooth
as glass, drawing the origami design
is next.



Drawing Bird of Happiness cranes
on the rabbit's face.



Liz drawing Bird of Happiness
cranes on the rabbit's ear.



Liz drawing Bird of Happiness
cranes on the rabbit's ear.



Liz drawing Bird of Happiness
cranes on the rabbit's face.




At least one thousand cranes
drawn and outlined painted.



Sculpting some origami crane parts
to create dimension relief.



Liz sculpting origami crane parts to create a relief off the rabbit.


Liz sculpting parts of cranes to
create a little 3D relief to touch.



Liz showing small touches of relief
accents on various origami cranes.



Liz showing small touches of relief accents on various origami cranes.


Small touches of relief accents
shown thoughout the rabbit's body.



First coat of sky hand painted
around the cranes.



First coat of sky hand painted
around the cranes.



 


Liz Airbrushing sky and clouds on rabbit's ears.





Liz airbrushing sky and clouds
on rabbit's body.



Liz will have to find all 1,000 cranes
and hand paint them white again
after the airbrushing is over.


Liz will have to find all 1,000 cranes and hand paint them white again after the airbrushing is over.



The sky and clouds completed
on the rabbit.



The sky and clouds completed
on the rabbit.


The sky and clouds completed on the rabbit.



The sky and clouds completed
on the rabbit.



The sky and clouds completed
on the rabbit.


The sky and clouds completed
on the rabbit.



The sky and clouds completed
on the rabbit.



Starting the first coat of colorful
origami cranes.


Liz hand painting the first coat of
color on each 1,000 cranes.



Liz hand painting the first coat of color
on each 1,000 cranes.



Hand painting a rainbow varitety of colors plus 3 metallic colors.


Liz hand painting each origami crane with 3 color tones.



Liz hand painting each origami crane
with dark and light tones.



Liz hand painting each origami crane with dark and light tones.


Liz hand painting details
on the rabbits tail.



Liz hand painting details
on the rabbits tail.



Liz hand painting details
on the rabbits tail.


Liz hand painting
Bird Of Happiness cranes.



Liz hand painting details on the
Bird Of Happiness cranes.



Liz hand painting signature
amongst the origami cranes.


Liz's color palettes at the
feet
of the rabbit.


 
 
1995-2012 Elizabeth Koval