A week ago I got commissioned by Bws (my part time work) to paint up a Blank wall over the 'Wines of the world' range.
The boss wanted some vines on there somewhere, so one night at work I took the measurements of the wall space and came out with this design 3 hours later at home through Photoshop.
Threw a couple of filters on and hand painted some highlights and outlines and added a gradient from the bottom, otherwise it'd be too flat.
I photo manipulated it onto the wall using the Free transform tools, mainly 'Distort' dropping it into multiply blending mode with around 90% opacity to look realistic. Results Below.
Next shift I sketched it up on the wall and painted the type so there was atleast some Signage for the product.
I usually use Grids so I get the proportions correct off the bat, but Because we were using the colour of the wall behind it for a large part of the mural, drawing a grid up would leave too many un-erasable guidelines in the end, so I went freestyle.
A couple of things were misproportioned to the original design but its barely noticable.
I had no acrylic paint except for some thick white Housepaint, so I took some eyedropper tool colour picked samples from the design. Took the image on my phone to Eckersleys Art and Craft to buy the paint I needed. Cost around $70.
My Incredible girlfriend came in to help me lay down some colour. We worked off the reference on our phones.
We got this much done in 5 hours and were pretty dissapointed in the progress. It mainly took so long because we had to do 3 or so coats of each colour otherwise it was streaky.
The next day we smashed out alot more than day one.
2 more work shifts I just kept chipping at it and it was done. Used an eraser and multipurpose cleaner to wipe off any excess pencil marks. Boss Told me to drop the Bws logo as the store is Full of it anyway.