Mural making

During Easter’s weekend, while everybody was enjoying the nice temperature we had in Quebec, I was inside a room, making a mural for a client. This is what happens when you’re juggling a bread and butter job with your creative ventures. :p

It was a 10 ft. x 8 ft. and took me around 14 hours to make it. Which is not that bad considering I didn’t even made sketches before. It was inspired from an image my client already had.

It’s not the first time I do murals, here’s a children’s room with a jungle theme I did a couple of years ago. But it’s two totally different styles.

It made me seriously consider taking more murals orders when I will jump-start my creative career. I don’t know if there is that much of a demand for this, but any creative venture that can help me do the switch is always interesting in my book.

In case you’re interested in making your own mural, I found this page which has a ton of “how to” links about making murals. There is a lot of different techniques and way to make them.

And if you’re in the Montreal area and would like to get a nice mural done by me, feel free to contact me.

3 Responses to “Mural making”

  1. 1 Heather - CROQ April 6, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    It looks great, Fanie! I did a mural a few years ago for pay – and from what I understand, it can be a great gig. I priced by the square foot (and it adds up quickly when you do that!) – I think you could definitely make a living doing it!

    Love the colors here!

  2. 2 Fanie April 7, 2010 at 9:02 am

    Thank you so much, Heather. 🙂 Pricing by the square foot that’s interesting! This mural was bigger thant I thought and I had some trouble pricing. This is a -very- good idea!

    I’ve been thinking about doing some airbrushes murals, as well. I just need to calculate if it’s worth investing in this kind of equipment.

    So glad you like it! 🙂

  3. 3 Jen Whynot April 8, 2010 at 9:04 am

    Very nice. I dream of painting a nice mural someday, but alas I own no walls. So poster paper and sharpies must suffice for the time being.
    Love the blance of warm and cool colours.

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My name is Fanie and I’m a Montreal based illustrator & graphic designer. You may know me from drawing The Crafty Life comic in CLM. I ♥ comics, vegan food & ghost stories.

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