From the 6th to the 10th of February I worked on painting a mural for Google Sydney's "Tech Stop", a place Aussie Googlers frequent for tech advice and such. The idea behind the design was a mixture of Australiana and technology, featuring Australian wildlife enjoying various Google products, across the varying Australian landscape. I had a lot of fun even just brainstorming and sketching the various scenarios. I used Dulux interior acrylic paint, i.e. house paint, which reinforced the slick 'cartoonish' aesthetics. Although I have participated in an aerosol mural before, I've never done one that's all my own. The whole experience was a challenge, particularly when it came to applying the linework with a steady hand, yet ultimately it was very rewarding. The encouragement and comments I received inspired me to do my best.
Here are a couple of progress shots.
Fantastic work Vela full of inside meaning. My favourite is the nocturnal wombat and bilby being discovered underground by the hungry dingo using Google maps. Although I really like the bat 'hanging out' too, just like at the Sydney Botanic Gardens. Just awesome.ReplyDelete
Thanks again Vela for the fantastic Mural! JBReplyDelete
Just an FYI: Video posted by Google Australia at http://goo.gl/d71hxReplyDelete
Very nice work.