How to Plan a Wall Mural Painting : Wall Mural Stroke Painting Tips

How to Plan a Wall Mural Painting : Wall Mural Stroke Painting Tips


IAN LOVEALL: Hi. I’m Ian Loveall with Expert
Village and today we’re looking at wall painting, more specifically murals. So we’ve already
gone over some of the strokes, and now we’re going to go to the wall and look at how some
of those strokes are applied. So for this, we started with a basic stone finish over
the whole wall using the rag. Again, really easy, you just dip it in the paint, scrunch
it up, drag it, pull it, smear it until you get a nice random finish that roughly resemble
stone and then from here on out, everything you see was done with these two brushes right
here. This one is a flat, synthetic sable watercolor brush, it has a very, very soft,
soft bristle, and this can be used to produce everything you see here. You can run that
side, and it can do all these nice, little delicate wispy vines, stroke it at an angle
to create all these different leaves, and then you can actually load the brush with
different colors as we saw earlier, say half the brush in white, half the brush in yellow,
and then just go through and create this little fiddle-neck bloom here, and then white and
lavender to create the flowers in the vase, different shades of green you can create the
leaves you see here. And then, for the real small stuff, just grab a smaller brush, dab
in the tiny little buds, some of the filaments in the flower, highlights in the dove’s eyes,
and some of the smaller vines we see here. So, as you can see, there’s a whole lot you
can do with just a rag and two brushes, nothing to it. And there you have it, the basics of
mural painting. We’ve covered the materials you’re going to need, some of the inspiration
to help get the wheels turning, and some of the techniques to apply them. So, grab a brush
and run amuck.

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