Most of us flinch when we see a bad bruise. Finland born, Helsinki based artist Riikka Hyvönen sees an inspiring myriad of colors that tell a story. Her art combines hyperrealism painting with sculptural elements, pop and kitsch styles, taking the pain that we have all experienced at some point and making it strangely alluring. She calls bruises “kisses”, specifically worn by roller derby girls, of which she collects photographs and then reinterprets into large-scale artworks. 

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I did these summer themed draws that plan to do as a series! Harley as a Roller Derby girl (spot the joker backpack and the Poison Ivy cat?) and Batgirl as a sporty beach volleyball player! (yes she’s with Qadir!)

Any other DC ladies you’d like to see basking in some summer sunlight? Please do let me know! :)

Both were done in gouache on A4 size vellum papers

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Hope you guys like it! <3