Sunday, April 12, 2009

first sketches



I'm working on my first sketches for a mural. It's for a hotel by the water. The area has a history of military importance. So: I'm thinking 18th century soldiers, the sea and trees - like a stage ... with different layers in the scenery. (A bit like this mural I made in 2006.) I painted the different layers separately so after scanning I can continue testing my ideas in photoshop. I don't feel super excited about the idea right now, but you have to start somewhere, don't you?

[it has to be fairly subtle and connected to the area ... so no female superheroes or references to branding.]

11 comments:

Veja cecilia said...

den översta skissen är helt underbar tycker jag. så mycket rörelse!

Camilla Engman said...

Det ser väldigt fint men lite otäckt ut.

aimee said...

you have such a wide range of artistic skills, alexandra. that mural is going to be beautiful!

●• Tiny Red said...

yes, i'm sure it's going to look fantastic!
hope you've had a nice easter :::)

Alexandra Hedberg said...

ja, soldater kan ju kännas otäckt - men å andra sidan har ju inte Sverige legat i krig på bra länge...

neece said...

can't wait to see what you come up with! how fun!

marie-louise said...

Aha, vilken intressant grej du ska jobba med!

asphaltandair said...

oh! what a nice project to have.
i like the start of it.
hopefully you'll share more with us later.

Esti said...

Wow! That mural with all those trees in those colors... It's great!! I'm sure you'll come up with something as fantastic this time. Can't wait to see the process!

FruensWerk2 said...

Wow..looks good girl...Do you have a photo of the place?
Like the old 2006 one...:)

Bibbi said...

wow, väggen i Gråbo är fantastisk. Måste vara härligt att få gå loss i så stort format. Man skulle kunna kliva rakt in. Lycka till med skissande!