Saturday, September 14, 2013

My Room Makeover:
Mural Project

        Like it? It was only completed yesterday and I'm being OC about it. I find myself retouching it from time to time. The artwork was inspired by the statue of Jupiter in Versailles. I used Photoshop to make this street-art kind of effect.

        This was the wall before  I started painting on it. You probably didn't notice there was a closet door hehe. The yellow wood partition is flushed with the concrete wall which I painted gray.

     I painted a base of Raw Sienna then started with the Burnt Umber shadows using a small brush.

            Then come the highlights.

        After the second coat I realized that the image is too pristine and high in contrast. 

          A wash of diluted Raw Sienna did the trick, giving it an aged look and softened the image a bit.

        It's been a while since I made an artwork by hand. I actually had fun doing this. I don't think I would paint murals for anyone though. But I can produce murals with today's printing technology. The image can be printed on large sheets of stickers and be installed like wallpaper. Contact me if you want a mural on your wall. ^_^

         So what's next for my room? Box shelves.