How to Paint Wall Murals : How to Sketch Out a Wall Mural

How to Paint Wall Murals : How to Sketch Out a Wall Mural


IAN LOVEALL: Hi. I’m Ian Loveall with Expert
Village, and we’re talking about mural painting today. So, I’m going to dive right in and
we’re going to start talking about painting a mural from start to finish. For example,
we’ll be looking at this mural that you see behind us here. Now this started as all murals
do, as a simple sketch. So, what I have here is an early sketch for the scene you see behind
me. The person who commissioned me to do this mural wasn’t too picky about the subject matter.
She just said she wanted something that would take her outside. She is also a big fan of
all things Tuscan, so I thought some arches with a landscape behind might be nice for
her living room. So, here I’ve got a layout of the room with all the furniture that’s
going to be in it. As you can see, it differs from my earlier sketch and that this one features
palm trees and a more Mediterranean feel and three arches rather than two. Later on I decided
to ditch the three arches, I hate symmetry, so we went back to the two asymmetrical arches
which I think works a lot better in this space. And it’s always important to take into account
the furniture in the room. You can’t walk in here and assume that they’re going to rearrange
their room to accommodate the art work. So, that’s always something to think about when
you start planning a mural. From this stage, if the owner is happy and the artist is happy,
then we move on to color models.

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