Children’s Bathroom Mural : Child’s Bathroom Mural: Sketch Seaweed

Children’s Bathroom Mural : Child’s Bathroom Mural: Sketch Seaweed


Now that we’ve let our under painting of blue
dry, we have a wonderful canvas on which to start creating our mural with this great,
great blue color which is going to be our water and the back ground. Now there are a
number of ways you can start creating your sea creatures on the wall. You don’t want
to just start painting them. We need some guidelines here. One way of doing this is
by cutting something out, basically, like paper and cardboard, using it as a stencil,
where you then would outline it in pen. Another way is, they even have paint by numbers you
can do, where you actually also put things on your walls and you’re able to go through
the patterns. They have grids where you can convert a picture onto a wall. I’m going to
be essentially free handing it today because I happen to be an artist and I’m sure there
are plenty of artists in your area where you may be able to commission them to do a mural
for you, if you don’t necessarily have tons of artistic talent yourself. But that’s not
required today as you will see. Now working in a bit of a tight bathroom like we’re doing
today, having a short pen is really, really great. You don’t need a big huge one because
we want to make sure we have a lot of flexibility because you might have a wall right back here
like I do. So we’re going to start by drawing something relatively simple, seaweed. Seaweed
now is going to be towards the bottom of your wall because it’s going to be coming up from
the ocean floor like it does in real life, at least a lot of seaweed and basically, take
your black pen here and just start doing some squiggle marks up. A lot of seaweed is not
straight. Don’t worry about keeping the lines absolutely, equidistant from each other. It’s
not the point here. What we want to do is start getting some nice interesting strands
of seaweed going upwards towards the surface of our mural. Repeat this about four or five
times until you start getting a nice little clump of seaweed. You don’t want to over do
it and what we’re going to do is, we’ll be having other little clumps of seaweed off
the the left and right. You don’t want to make it solid because you want space and contrast
and difference in your mural but at the same time it’s nice to have some vegetation. That’s
how it is in the real ocean.

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