How to Paint a Mural : Preparing a Rough Mural Sketch

How to Paint a Mural : Preparing a Rough Mural Sketch


So regarding the mural for the India Palace
restaurant. The first thing I’m going to do, is a very, very rough sketch. I can remember
the layouts of the room. So I’m going to do a, almost like an architectural drawing of
that layout. And I’m just going to start doing really rough ideas of where I want to place
things in the painting. When I’ve done that, I may do two or three more sketches. Until
I have something that I can show the owner, that I’m happy with. Holding a visual memory
of the layout of the room, where I’m going to do the mural. I’ve just done a very rough
architectural sketch of the walls that I’m going to be painting on. So now I’m going
to start doing some very rough ideas of where I want to place things in the mural. The whole
idea of this mural, is that there will be a lot of foreground activity. And then distant
going off into mountains and cloudy sky. So I want people to have a feeling of really
being inside this mural, while they’re eating at the restaurant. So I’ve already made this
rough architectural sketch of the walls that I will be painting the mural on, at the restaurant.
And one of the things that I want to point out, is that another artist, several years
ago. Painted a painting of the Taj Mahal on the restaurant wall. Just kind of floating
there. And he also painted a tiger sitting amongst a little bit of grass. They were both
sort of floating on the wall. So, what I spoke to the owner. I told him, I’d like to keep
those. Although, I will over paint them in my style. So I’ll use the basic shape but
I will over paint it.

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