Mural in Progress

I thought it would be fun to see the progression of a mural I designed for a local School District. First, I prepared the approved design in the computer. Then I climbed on a scaffold and painted on the wall for a straight week. It's been a while since I've done that kind of work, and found out I still enjoy doing it. Painting letter shapes is time consuming yet enjoyable AND a little nerve-wracking. 

First step: we projected the digital design file on the wall. The tape marks the type's baselines, and iI used a level to make sure they were totally horizontal. 

First step: we projected the digital design file on the wall. The tape marks the type's baselines, and iI used a level to make sure they were totally horizontal. 

Priming the paint areas. The lines were penciled on the wall in white while the projection was available. 

Priming the paint areas. The lines were penciled on the wall in white while the projection was available. 

All priming done. Start work in the logo. 

All priming done. Start work in the logo. 

For achieving straight lines in this kind of work, tape is your best friend.

For achieving straight lines in this kind of work, tape is your best friend.

You start rough and keep refining the lines as you go. 

You start rough and keep refining the lines as you go. 

(Almost) finished! There's a little bit more refining needed, but this is one is pretty close to be finished. This is so different from working in the studio, it is a nice refreshing break!

(Almost) finished! There's a little bit more refining needed, but this is one is pretty close to be finished. This is so different from working in the studio, it is a nice refreshing break!