Friday, February 05, 2010

Birds on a Branch, Pt. 1

My neighbor is having a baby soon and she was looking for a way to decorate. She found some really nice decal murals, you know, peal and stick. They are actually really cute, whimsical and loose.

Since most of my walls are still blank, (I know, I know, I'm a muralist, but it was a brand-new house and I wanted to enjoy that!) I started looking to see if I could find one I like. Then I thought, heck, I should just paint it myself! So, I started my faux-decal "birds on a branch" mural in our guest bathroom.

No matter how simple the design is, it's always a good idea to sketch it out first. The idea in your head my look differently on paper.
Sometimes I use a projector, but most of the time I draw it by hand directly on to the wall. I find this works a little better because it allows flexibility in the spacing of the elements. A projector works well for me with very large, or detailed, or precise murals.
This mural is going to be a silhouette, just one color, so it should be a fairly fast paint. I probably just jinxed myself.


ChickPea said...

I really like the silhouette idea. Can't wait to see the finished work. :)

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to this one!

Kmac said...

I LOVE these birdies!!! Can't wait to see the finished product!