Tuesday, September 19, 2006

The Mural Majority...

August 21st, 2006

September 10th, 2006

September 16th, 2006

September 19th, 2006

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Mural mural on the wall....

Another episode in the continuing saga of Christopher's mural.

It's been almost a week since I last posted pictures of Christopher's mural so here's what it looks like right now:

It's been mostly background painting this past week. Right now I plan to finish painting the foreground buildings and leave the background buildings white. Then I'm going to add yellow windows to the grey buildings and black windows to the white buildings. If that doesn't work out, I may paint the white buildings a light grey.

In case you're thinking "Hey, that looks cool! I want to do that!", and even if you're not, here's what I did:

I found the superhero images on the internet and printed them out as large as I could on our colour printer. Then I used a fine-tipped marker to trace line drawings of the images onto overhead transparencies. Other times I've photocopied line drawings onto the transparencies. I sketched a rough design of where I wanted the images and used an overhead projector to project the line drawings onto the wall. I traced over the projected images in pencil and then painted the outlines in black. Using the printed coloured images as guides I painted the superheroes. Then I drew in the background buildings and as you can see, I'm now in the process of painting them.

There are other ways of painting a mural, but this is the method I've used most often and it works well for me.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Christopher's Mural - Closeups!

For those who may be interested, here are closeups of the superheroes on Christopher's mural, going from left to right:





The Fantastic Four

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Christophers Room - Then & Now

A long time ago in a room not so far away.....

A father and mother painted their sons room, and the father painted murals. he painted Blue from Blues Clues and he painted Bob, Larry & Junior Asparagus from Veggie Tales.

And then the boy grew, and he grew, until finally he outgrew the murals and was ready for.... NEW MURALS!

And so the father and mother did once again paint their sons room. And the Veggies and Blue did fade....

And the father continued to paint....

And paint...

And there's still more painting to do, but most of the work is done. All of the superheroes are painted, and Christopher is very happy with his room.

Friday, September 08, 2006

This is only a test.

In the beginning was the blog, and it was without form and void. But then I had a brilliant and/or extremely funny idea for my first post. Unfortunately, this is not that time.