How to Paint a Mural : Ideas for Wall Murals

How to Paint a Mural : Ideas for Wall Murals


Now this wall here, which is actually a wall
that covers up the entrance to the restrooms; this is the wall that we’re going to be showing
the painting from beginning to end for this particular filming. So here, again, we’re
going to have a hilltop. We’re going to have another tiger sitting on this hilltop against
rocks, and the water opening up into lakes behind him. So understand, at this point this
is a very, very, very rough sketch. I’m not looking for accuracy; I’m just looking for
ideas. So I’ve also now decided how to get rid of this corner in the wall. I’m going
to paint a tree coming up so it takes up the whole of that corner. And then this tree will
carry a fruit, probably mangoes. I like the idea of mangoes, because mangoes are a fruit
that honor the god Ganesha, the Indian elephant god. And then I think I’m also going to take
another tree up this corner, again with mango fruit hanging down from it. And I’ll probably
extend that all the way through the rest of the mural with an idea of trees. So what you
have is this very strong foreground with the tigers and the flowers and the tree, and again,
all the flowers with the tiger. I’m thinking I might put a baby tiger in here as well,
so that it looks like mother and baby together and then the tree again. And then everything
else fades off into the distance. So then we have the powerful images in the foreground:
the two tigers, the baby tiger, all the hilltops covered wild, beautiful flowers, the two mango
trees. It’s very strong in detail in the foreground, including the tiger here that we’re going
to use for this particular project. And then everything else slowly fades out into the
snowcapped mountains in the background and the blue, cloudy sky to give a feeling of
depth. Like whoever is eating in the restaurant will feel like they’re looking out into the
distance and into the mountains. So this is, as I said, a very rough sketch. The next thing
that I will do is come up with a few more ideas, and then I will do another rough sketch
which I will present to the owner for him to have a visual idea of what the whole thing
is going to look like. And then I will wait for his reaction to that.

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