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DEN HOEK AF Billboard Painting

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  • BILLBOARD/PAINTING FOR A COFFEE LUNCH BAR IN GHENT
  • COMMISION
    I was asked to fill this nice empty space on the facade of a bar in the center of my hometown Ghent.
    The name 'DEN HOEK AF' is a Flemish expression, literally it means 'Missing a Corner' (referring to the shape of the building), figuratively speaking it means 'Crazy'. I was asked to make somethig that fits the bar and the name. This lead me to my version of 'The Mad Tea Party', taking place in the bar's interior.
  • Acryl on wood (1,78m x 3,20m - 70inch x 126inch)
  • - Some details -
  • - Proces -
  • DOCUMENTATION SHOTS
  • SKETCHING
  • The rabbits head is inspired on a primitive folk art sculpture I found on the net.
  • COMPOSING & DESIGNING
  • step 1:
    Scanning the sketches & making a rough composing in photoshop.
    Client's feedback: The white tablecloth is to posh and the interior needs something extra: the plant.
  • step 2:
    I'm not happy with the large empty space of the table and also fitting the lettering in the composition was a puzzler.
  • LETTERING SOLUTION

  • step 3:
    - The simple geometric shapes of the lettering finally fitted the allover design I had in mind.
    - Also the light and shade effect on the table breaks up the shape of the table.
    - Some details are left out in order to get a pure image.
    - Working out the figures in geometric shapes.
  • Some last documentation:
  • Digitally finished image
  • PAINTING PROCES
  • Projecting
  • - finished -
  • HANGING
  •   'DEN HOEK AF', Vlaanderenstraat 1, Ghent, BELGIUM
  • 'Google streetview pic' of how it used to look like.
  • Thanks for watching!