So I just wrapped up a big project for my friends over at Contently. Sam had asked me to come in and paint a quote in their office; something that would reflect the business they do and the attitude in which they do it. We sat together and started brainstorming. The wall is about 11' x 11' so the layout had to be in a square format. By breaking the quote into separate lines, I was able to maximize the space used. After a few sessions of going back and forth, we came to a sketch that we were both happy with.
The final sketch was drawn on a custom grid paper. Each square is one inch. 6 inches cubed, made for a thicker line so I have my half foot marks. This way the image could be scaled up much easier. I started the wall by first drawing my grid on the wall. One line in the vertical axis and one in the horizontal axis with inch marks. Using a blue lead pencil and blue transfer paper I put my sketch on the wall.
After a couple days the project really started to take off. I used paint markers to get solid crisp edges. The acrylics used needed a minimum of 2 coats so I could only make so much progress before painting the whole thing over again. The white wasn't opaque enough so instead, I painted with primmer. Primmer is designed to be super opaque and to give a flat bright white. After 4 coats of primmer, the white was enough to stand out and really pop off the wall.
Thank you to everyone involved in the process. If you liked it, be sure to appreciate it.