Alan Pire Design / Samurai Guinea Pig

Russ clothing hand painted

Here is hand painted overalls for a friends daughter who is a “Russ” this year. This design is specifically painted to be a little rough and hand-painted looking based on artwork she found online… almost in a graffiti style.

This was painted using Amsterdam acrylics and some detailing with Posca markers. As the fabric was extremely absorbant, this took many layers.

The russefeiring (English: “russ celebration”) is a traditional celebration for Norwegian high school pupils in their final spring semester. Pupils that take part in the celebrations are known as russ. The russefeiring traditionally starts around 20 April (with some starting earlier/later depending on the regional county) and ends on 17 May, the Norwegian Constitution day. Participants wear coloured overalls (Usually red, blue, or black) with many having transfers and artwork associated with their location, studies and personal likes. Some form groups that name a bus, car or van (often making a name or logo). Some celebrate almost continually during this period.