Wrapping Up Winter Break

Hey everyone!

With winter break coming to a close, I feel like I’m coming out of it with a bang. Me, as well as Eric Bussart and Zack Yahn are currently working on a new mural in the Friedman Jewish Community Center, located in a soon-to-be restaurant in the complex.

Day 1

This mural is monochrome so Day 1 was all about filling in space with the approximate values and drawing in the edges of the mural keeping 1 point perspective in mind. We’ve left the center of the piece untouched because the that is where the light source is. This is going to be rather challenging to convey to shimmering beam of light and how it affects the environment around it. Some sloppy scratches of paint on the right side were us investigating what would be an effective reflective light which is subtly hiding in the corners.

Day 2

Here is a close up of some later pattern designs which you could see finalized at the end of this post. One of the most challenging things when painting a mural is the draftsmanship required. Because of it’s scale and the environment, there is little room for slip ups without some painstaking work and time being wasted unlike traditional artwork or design which has more liberties.

A mural’s draftsmanship can be achieved in a variety of ways such as a grid or canvas that is applied at the end. For the sake of time and simplicity, we went for a projector.

We’re hoping to finish this weekend and will hopefully be able to show it off by next week’s post. With that being said, I hope you enjoyed!

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