India,Italy and S.America part2 It's a small world
Here are three sections of "It's A Small World mural" I have some drawings and details shots.
My helper, Jim Cox known as 'Jimbo' was working with me on this project. Often helpers don't receive credit. When I was a young man I didn't. He was a big help and by explaining to him what I was up to along the way and answering his questions it helped clarify what I was doing to myself.
When you come into the rotunda and look to your left you see the India/Pakistan section then Italy.
Here is the drawing used for projection. I adjusted the size of parts of it as I was laying it out.
Here is a progress shot in my shop. Please note the high tech scaffolding and pristine nature of my work space LOL. Scaffolding is twenty foot long with a one foot wide platform and a sixteen inch stand off, it puts you really close to the surface.
Here is this section in my shop. The India/Pakistan area has such a rich and diverse culture as do many of the areas in this mural. It was difficult to chose what to include and what to leave out. I see those two countries as an area with many things in common. I also realize they find themselves at odds with each other. Our hope is they will come to see each other as brothers and sisters. Jimbo painted most of the buildings with a few touch ups from me.
Here is the right side. The musician resource was an thin elderly gentleman that I gave a boy's head and hands. The girl had about four or five reference photos and is my composite of them. I didn't know I could do that until I tried. I found myself doing it a number of times during this mural painting.
Here is Italy, South America and France on the wall.
Here is Italy. First the drawing then the mural
The soccer player reference was a girl, not in soccer attire or singing. I had a time developing a singing face, I could not find a reference in that position. Jimbo flashed in the colors on the bus and lettered it. He got lost at this scale but it's just paint and I fixed it later. He became more comfortable as we went a long. It is important to realize that the viewer will be at something of a distance and the work needs to pull together at that distance. I let the viewers eyes bring the piece together.
South America. Drawing and mural.
I finished painting this section when I realized the boy I had borrow from his donkey to put on this Llama was lit from the wrong side so I when back in and redid his face making up the correct lighting (I hope). Fun, fun ,fun! Jimbo painted the tower and started the Llamas.
Closeup of South American kids. I added ears to this Llama.
Italy and South America together.