Most of the time when I paint a scene, I start with painting the background first. But not the case with this skater dude themed mural!… because the skaters were the main focus, I wanted to make sure that I captured their action and gave them an almost lifelike size. So I began this mural by sketching in the figures first.
Next, I began filling in the background- the sky blue.
And then the trees. Notice how the contrast already makes the figures pop off the wall?!…
Next, I began adding details to the skateboarders. In case you’re wondering- I use actual pictures to help me in painting the characters as lifelike as possible. That’s why you see the sheets of paper taped to the wall. Often times, several different pictures are combined to creat the final image.
Lastly, the ramps and railings of the skateboard park were finished up.