Well this was just a lot of fun!
I've begun work on the "Operation School Bell" mural for the Assistance League of Kansas City. After some consideration they decided to have the mural painted on a 4ft x 8ft panel instead of directly on the wall so they can take the mural with them should they move. That's a move I've noticed more people making these days. Maybe it says something about folks appreciating their art investment more and not wanting to fate their mural to the inevitability of getting painted over or being hidden behind a file cabinet and fake plant. Still, a well done on-the-wall mural that flows around a room is something special and creates an atmosphere that can't be duplicated on panels. I know artists who can make true magic happen with that kind of mural.
Anyways I'm just getting started and its coming along smoothly. It helped a lot that the approved final composition was full color, so I don't have to "figure it out" so much on the fly. Here are a few quick shots of how its going.
This is the approved final idea "sketch" for the Assistance League's Operation School Bell mural. Painting will begin in a couple weeks.
So I've been commissioned to make a mural for the Assistance League of Kansas City...more precisely for their Operation School Bell which provides brand new, season appropriate clothes for disadvantaged school kids. Its a fantastic operation and I'm excited to make this mural for them! These loose color sketches were made to get the ball rolling and they served that purpose well. They provided a good starting point for the final approved art which borrows a bit from each. I'll post said final art soon. Hell I want to post it now but whats the rush?