Finished at last! Gandalf the Grey, 8in by 10in, graphite pencil on smooth bristol paper.
Gandalf - WIP!
This is about six or seven hours worth of work. I LOVE wrinkles by the way.
The traffic box is finished! See more at my blog - pencilandpaintbrush.blogspot.com
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Traffic Box Public Art - Part 2
This is a little sampling of what I’ve been doing for the past week! This the sidewalk side, or the back, of the traffic box I’ve been commissioned for.
Working around those grates, doors and handles are a pain and very slow going.
But I’m really enjoying the large scale painting. I like that I’m always moving, that I inevitably end up with paint splattered all over me. Today, I had blue, black and green freckles on my face because the paint splattered (my mom really got a kick out of that!)
Traffic box - part 1
I am currently working on painting one of those traffic boxes for a local symphony.
First stage: Cleaning the box with an acetone mixture (that is utterly toxic and stinky). There was LOTS of residual tape stickiness from posters being displayed there in the past, etc.
Second stage - Painted the entire box all white. Two coats. Nearly four cans of white spray paint and some very sore trigger finger muscles.
Third stage - Finally get to painting! I got three keys finished in two and a half hours. I have to tape off each section and any surrounding areas to protect from over-spray.
Fourth stage - Hours later, the picture is starting to come together! However…no keys have been painted on the other two sides (the ones you can’t see in the pictures). Those have grates and two handles that I’m not eager about painting around…so I choose to ignore them until the last minute. :P
Whyyyyyy do I always end up making some super detailed drawing on the back of a piece of doodle paper??????