Amusement Park Mural

Here’s a photo of the completed mural for the high school Choral Cabaret.

IMG_2315The process:

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After working out the concept with the director, I sketched the scene and color blocked. The lantern in the foreground is a clever way to incorporate, or disguise, the light on the wall.

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The equipment.

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After I drew the ferris wheel, I painted in the sky color before painting the lines and seats.

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Not quite sure where this roller coaster is going yet!

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The templates I made for the ferris wheel seats.

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Color blocking the haunted house. I had to work this doorway into the amusement park scene and found inspiration from an internet search of haunted houses.

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The staging is set for me to paint in the lines of the tent and create the roller coaster.

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The template I drew for the carousel horses.

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Oops, I realized when I looked at the photos last night that I had painted some of the horses in the wrong direction! I had been painting for hours before I did that. I should have taken a break!

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Here is the finished entrance to the haunted house. I think I’d like to darken the lines around the eyes a little, especially the crease above the eye. But, then again, this mural is just going to be up for a couple of days! When all the painting and set up for the show is done, I’ll hang black fabric from the top of the door with industrial velcro.

IMG_6133I never had time to fix the horse going the wrong way (well, if I really needed to fix it I would have). Once the performers fill the stage, no one will notice.

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Lastly, I gave the ticket booth some stripes and polka dot fabric to complete the amusement park theme upon entering the show.

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