How to Paint a Mural : The Empty Wall Before Painting a Mural

How to Paint a Mural : The Empty Wall Before Painting a Mural


You’re going to be hearing over my voice or
in the background while I’m talking. You’re going to be hearing a lot of clanking, and
plates being put down, and knives and forks, and kitchen noises. Because right behind me,
right behind this wall is the kitchen for the India Palace. It’s early in the morning,
and they are preparing for their wonderful buffet lunch. So, do bear with me, you’re
going to be hearing noises in the background, and that’s just the way it is because this
is a busy working restaurant. So, this is the wall that we’re going to be working on
today. And my intention with this wall is to mostly paint this tiger. Now, this is a
photograph of a white tiger, which I took in Las Vegas. But I’ll actually be turning
him into a Bengal tiger, adding a lot of orange, as well as the white. So I’m continuing around
from the previous mural, so I’ve already just marked off a couple of eye lines, for the
mountains. And just bringing those across the wall. And over here, I’m going to create
a lake. In fact, what I will do is, I will start to do that now. So there is a river,
which will be running this way through the other mural, all the way down to the ocean.
When we get to this point in the mural, I’m literally, just; I’m going to have a lake.
I’m just roughly drawing this in with a felt pen right now, and I’ll worry about detail
later. And I’ve measured the head of the tiger on the other section of the mural, so I’ve
got a rough idea and I’ve put marks here and here, and here and here. This is a rough idea
for the shape of the head. Now, I’m just going to stick this on the wall as my reference
point. And then using the marker again, I’m just going to start drawing out the shape
of the tiger. And this is a it’s a very free, free flowing kind of thing. And I will, as
I draw it, I’ll just feel it through where exactly it should fit, and allow it to flow
in it’s own direction.

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