In this post I’m gonna talk about of the making of a mural in a wall of my home.

This idea began when I took a Domestika´s course, this course is from Panco Sassano and he talk about big format lettering. He teaches a technique that consist in made a sketch on paper, then digitalized it an put a grid over it. The next step is to draw that grid to a bigger scale on the wall to easily transfer the sketch and then painted it.

I watched the course and for practice… well, why don’t to soil a home’s wall?

So, I got a little inspiration to start…

mural-inspiration

mural-inspiration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I don’t know who is the author of this images, I just find them on the web and I liked them.

The second step was to choose a phrase or something to put on the wall… That was a team decision; to my wife and I liked the word “Hogar” (home).

Then I started an exploration, sketch some ideas until find some one that I like, and tried to polished it a bit. Finally got this:

sketch-1

I passed this sketch through the scaner and work it with Adobe Illustrator to vetorize it for adjust details. Once done that process, I printed it and work it again with the pencil to add ornaments, and here is the result, that went directly to the wall.

sketch-2

Once the sketch was done, was time to draw the grid; first on the paper later on the wall, only then was time to start painting!

A courious thing was that the final result was different to the sketch, but no by mistake, it was different in an “artistic way” beacuse I first made the word “Hogar” and when I was to start painting the ornaments, something made me change them and I started painting on the fly… just letting me feeling where the lines had to go…

Here a couple of photos from that moment.

artistic-moment

artistic-moment

Well, I enjoyed a lot this project. It began as a practice from the Panco’s course, and became a beautiful piece to my home!

So I appreciate to you for read until here and I want to share with you the final result.

handpainted-mural