Sunday, March 24, 2013

Stencil/pencil

Busy weekend, but I'll quiet down during the week..

There is one wall in our place that Lieke has always had trouble with. "I want to decorate it, but I don't know how. Cupboards wouldn't fit." So I looked in her archives and found something she liked.

As I didn't see myself painting the wall, and there might be future renters in our place, I used a pencil. HB 0 for the people who care, because I believe someone once told me it gives off the dark stuff more readily. I'm sure a regular pencil would work just as well though.

The image I downloaded from the banksy website, put it in powerpoint so I could maximise it on my screen. Then I used a beamer to project the image onto the wall (close the curtains), so I could just colour in what I saw.

Beamer setup

Danger lurking, and also very curious about what's going to happen

Of course there was music, and this just fit perfectly for a while.

Beaming the image

Colouring the wall

Shading the beamer so I can see it works
View halfway with shading
And here is the result after two hours; I hope she approves..



My pencil got shorter than the others in the packet.. but one pencil was still plenty.

In closing, lessons learnt:
  • don't move the beamer, so get the cat outside
  • have a strong arm to hold the pencil high
  • pencils are fun because if you make a mistake, you can get an eraser
  • flat wallpaper works better than the wrinkly stuff we have, but this is also nice
  • images are not black and white, pencils allow shading, yay!
  • draw from left to right if you're right-handed. I didn't, and got some smudges (which I erased)

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