Insanely Cool Dinosaur Mural For Mitch's Room, interior paints, 2012- (still in progress here) This is the chalk sketch. (Mitchell wanted me to keep the pink chalk dust on the floor since he likes the color pink so much...) And for all of you non-dino-people, that's a brachiosaurus on the left, a pteranodon on the top right, and a spinosaurus on the right. You're welcome.
Blocking some colors in here... The brown is just an underpainting for the grassy fern stuff that'll be there later. Mitchell was worried those dinosaurs would be standing on dirt. Oh no, there WILL be grass. And those spiky things at the bottom will be fernish things later, purple, per his request.
More exciting developments in the pteranodon department...
Woah! Green grass, not brown!
Completed Brachiosaurus, Pteranodon, and background. (I wanted lava flowing down the side of the volcano, but my little assistant pointed out that that wouldn't really be realistic: "Then the dinosaurs would all be running away!" ...well... good point. I guess this is payback for me not wanting to put dinosaurs from mis-matched time periods in this, even though his favorites were from a few different ones...) The only thing left to do is the ferns in the front (those funny-looking purple stalks) and the Spinosaurus, which was NOT cooperating with me tonight, for whatever reason. Darn you, dinosaur. I'm not sad this one is extinct.
Voila! I somehow finally beat that noncooperative spinosaurus into submission and it turned out decently. Once this was finished, I don't think I ever wanted to look at another dinosaur again. Ever. Mitchell liked it okay, though, so I suppose it wasn't a total loss:)
Mural For Maddie's Room, 2011, eggshell interior paints.