These are details from a mural project that I’m in the middle of. I don’t want to show the whole thing yet, but I’m comfortable showing the first two finished bits. The mural is a prehistoric scene of mostly dinosaurs, plus one mammal thrown in for good measure. It’s very cartoony, which is exactly what the client needs. It’s meant to be a piece that stands on it’s own, but rather as a backdrop for something else that is much more attention-getting.
As if dinosaurs could be background decoration. Ha!
These are actual size, by the way. Admittedly, the coloring and line work is rather free. It’s suited for the installation space. If you want hyper-detailed dinosaurs you’re just going to have to look at some of my other posts.
I’ve always felt that the smallest details were the most enticing part of large, environmental design. As a child, whenever I saw a truly large art installation it was always the small focal points that had me enraptured. The details are where the good bits are. The nooks and crannies are where all the best stories are waiting. You can’t always see them when you stand back to get the wide view.
When the mural is installed I’ll be sure to share the whole thing. I know for a fact that some of the people reading this will stumble across it in the next month or so, anyway. Can you guys guess what it’s for?