Monday, June 22, 2009

Me at 100

Gotta love the smell of a meme on a Monday

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Disney Princess Mural

Finally, it's finished, the Disney Princess mural that I've been working on for my daughter for the past 2-3 months. It's been an interesting process- I've wondered at times what I'd gotten myself into, bending around in funny angles trying to paint sections; but I'm more than happy with the result and so is my daughter.
Here's the process outlined below. Click on the pictures to enlarge.
Rather than do a more traditional wall wrap-around mural like these two here and here than further inspired me to get moving, I opted instead to paint it on my daughter's sliding wardrobe doors. I figured that they would never be obscured, so it would be a great "canvas" for a mural.
Here the doors have been painted with the base coat-
Now the artwork was enlarged to size (the two large pieces are A0 size) and positioned with the linework to be carbon transferred onto the doors-
Me starting with some of the colours. Unlike the previous mentioned murals I didn't think that placing the mural on the bottom half of the doors would result in me cramping myself onto the floor in order to paint the low sections-
More colours done-

The bulk of the colours are now painted-

The whites are now painted-
Filling in the eyes, and now ready for the black-
In order to make life easy on myself I decided to paint the linework with the surface flat-
What a task this proved to be. "OO" paintbrush and thin lines = lots of hours and a sore back-
Nearly there-
First door in place-
Second door in place-
Ta Dah!!! All finished!-
Close on right-hand door-
Close on Tinkerbell at the top of the right-hand door (there's fairy dust coming off her wand also, which unfortunately isn't too visible in the photo)-
Close on Left-hand door-

A very happy little girl with her Princesses-
The aftermath, lots of paint sample pots and a few exhausted brushes-

Friday, June 05, 2009

S is for Snow White

Here's the last of the official Disney Princesses, Snow White for my daughters mural.
Stay tuned, the mural will be finished shortly...