Hello everybody! My name is Marina and I am fan of painting laptops and other creativity.
Here you are some words about my hobby.
Your laptop is not only a perfect working tool, it should also reflect your personality and style. This is what manufacturers keep telling us, don’t they? However, what kind of individuality are we talking about, when thousands of other people all over the world have exactly the same gadget?
I always wanted to do everything in my own way, like no one else can. I am painting something all the time, for example windows in the house, plates, walls.
And when I bought my first laptop (Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo pro v3505), I wanted to make it unique as well. In the beginning I was a bit scared because I didn’t want to damage it, though I’ve had ‘painted’ my Nokias with nail polish for several times. I’ve decided to use set of stained glass paints because if something would have gone wrong they could be removed without any trace.
Then the question turned up: what to draw? I wanted something that would reflect my personality – elegant and stylish but at the same time feminine. And because of my nickname I’ve decided to paint my laptop with cats. Once I saw an advertisement in a magazine. There was painted a girl with very nice cat-tatoo. Usually in collect different ideas I found, so here are cats:
And afterwards I’ve been repainting my laptop every now and then: with the pictures of girls, stars, plants, flowers etc. Laptops tend to wear off quite quickly and soon after my first laptop painting attempt I had chance to change my laptop: my Dad’s PC broke down. So he took my Fujitsu and i got a new one.
For my second laptop I’ve chosen ThinkPad SL400. Its glossy lid where all touches become visible hadn’t put me out – “I’ll colour it anyway” – I thought. So my new laptop has soon acquired itself a crocodile skin and looked stunningly!
But the chosen design was the way too masculine and aggressive. And the laptop itself was too manly and big as well, so I had to do something completely different to adjust it to my personal taste. Some time later the crocodile skin was removed accurately to give way for the new décor. It looked a bit like an ornamental iron grid. This painting job was done in about two hours, practically over lunchtime.
When I started looking for a new laptop, lighter and smaller the new Lenovo ThinkPad X100e had just been released. In spite of a number of negative moments (such as overheating and battery life) it turned out to be the most suitable option. Although many people were trying to persuade me to take a classical ThinkPad x200, I bought myself the red ThinkPad x100e. And even before I held it in my hands I already had an idea of how to color it. So I even did some sketches:
Inspite of these sketches I spent the whole day trying different paintings.
The first version was declained:
At last I found the right decision:
These hieroglyphs do make sense by the way- I wished my laptop to be happy, reliable and beloved. Later I added a colour accents with the dark red paint. The chosen drawing suited the x100e very well:
By the way, this laptop painting was represented atLenovo russian blog.
The great thing about the stained glass paints is that they can be easily removed. At the same time they stay long enough – about half a year even if you carry your laptop with you all the time. Now I have no wish to redo it again but desire to create is burning up more and more. That’s why I switched to my friends’ laptops. I have coloured two Lenovo Idea Pad S9’s since:
Acer appeared in the 3D style:
Glamourous Sony Vaio for a pretty girl:
And a 15-inch Asus:
And this one was my first commercial job — the picture of the Eiffel Tower is based on the movie “From Paris with love”. The owner of the laptop liked the drawing: he has the same theme with a leaning Eiffel Tower on his mobile phone.
Thanks to the owner who was not afraid to give me his gadget and who was very satisfied with the result in the end! All of a sudden my hobby became profitable. Now I have a catalogue of standard drawings available to order but I can also design something very unusual.