Friday, December 21, 2012

Zephyr Walls Part 3 - Flying Tiger War Room Mural

On this project, I was asked to make World War II Flying Tiger coming out of the sky for a new conference room they were making. I drew up a scaled sketch adding an enemy plane that was just shot down and a B-29 bomber dropping hats.
 
 
 Since the walls needed to be painted, I used a sky blue color for the mural area and painted the other 3 walls in a large camo pattern like the Flying Tiger airplane.
 
  
Then I got started by painting the clouds first and then the planes...
 
 
 
This wall was textured also, so making the small face was tricky...
 

 
Here is the finished project....
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The enemy plane being shot down has a logo of one of Zephyr's competiters on one wing...
 
 
Here is the bomber which is dropping hats...
 
  
I made a fiery, warlike font for the lettering...
 
 
 
The pilot got some goggles in the process, as well as some damage to his cockpit....
 
 
 
Originally part of this wall had a little logo I made for someones office. It was actually the first one I did for them years earlier, but now it's under this new War Room mural with the walls re-configured.
 
 

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Zephyr Walls, Part 2 - Brick Wall/Whiteboard mural

On this project, the client wanted a large whiteboard area with a cracked-up, brick wall with windows and a fire escape stairway next to it. So I came up with a scaled sketch that they liked, rolled out the whiteboard paint, and went to work on it...
 

I used latex paints for the whole project. 




After I had the bricks finished, I painted an old fashioned, faded, 'ghost' mural sign for Zephyr.




 And in contrast, I made an old-school, "faux" spray painted, grafitti Zephyr tag over it with brushes.












This is the large whiteboard area that is used for meetings.


This is the far right edge of the whiteboard which I added at the end of the project.


 And here's where I signed it, and you can see the knockdown texture.


Monday, November 19, 2012

Zephyr Walls Part 1 - Flag Murals, Grafitti


Here is the first group of interior projects I did for the offices of Colorado based Zephyr Graf-x. They create and make a variety of headwear for colllege and hockey teams and they chose these flags and logos. I made the scaled shapes of the walls on the computer so the design would fit nicely. Math certainly was my friend.  All of the walls were textured and I used brushes and a combination of latex and oil based paints. Once I laid it out, it didn't take long to paint.

 

 
This is the Colorado State flag.

 
 It is hard to get a good photo of each mural in the stairwell...
 
 
 
 
I painted all of the lines by hand and used oil based lettering paint on the stars for coverage.
 
 
 
 
The 'Z' is Zephyr's logo.
 
 
And then on the backside of the NHL wall upstairs I designed a grafitti logo in colors that tied into the flags. I used latex paint here also and brushes on the textured surface. Here is the sketch first:
 
 



 
 
 

 

Friday, August 31, 2012

Hand Lettering Hub Caps

I have always been around various car restoration shops because of the nature of my fathers work, pinstriping and lettering these old cars and hot rods brought back to life. Here is a sample of some work I have had the opportunity to do - lettering the hub caps. Here is a sample of just a few that I have pictures of....
 
 
 







 


 

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Peapack-Gladstone Mural

   Someone saw the "Dale's Market" mural I painted and wanted the same look on a 54' wide x 17' high stucco wall on the side of their bank in Bridgewater, New Jersey. I had moved to Colorado at this point so I started planning and figured I could go out and do it in 3 weeks on my vacation time.


 
I made and mailed out a scaled color sketch.


 
The sketch was approved and because of the height of the wall, I needed scaffolding. I sketched it on the wall with charcoal and a projector at night...


.......and began working every daylight hour I had.


I put my brother in it playing the tuba....


and my daughter....

 

It rained a few times but I had to keep going so I rigged up a shelter with some plastic.


 
There was a metal door in the wall which was transformed also.


And here it is...


 
There are different things going on in all the windows...

 





 Here my son is trying to pet the dog...


...and this is where I signed it.



 
 That was the biggest mural I painted by myself, back home to Colorado!