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.
|Danger lurking, and also very curious about what's going to happen|
|Beaming the image|
|Colouring the wall|
|Shading the beamer so I can see it works|
|View halfway with shading|
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)