More Pics of Mural Progress

6 Responses to “More Pics of Mural Progress”

  • mickibean
    January 21, 2007 at 3:17 pm

    wow, thats soooo gorgeous! Did you freehand that from the pic yourself or did you have some kind of a stencil??? eother way, thats just plain awesome, he is going to love it!


  • misterjustin
    January 21, 2007 at 5:55 pm

    Incredible! What colour is his tail going to be?


  • sarabellae
    January 21, 2007 at 8:00 pm

    Thanks! I started out by scanning the image, then projecting it onto the wall. I traced the major shapes in pencil, then started painting. I’m not staying completely true to the original, but it’s close enough to capture the feel of it.


  • sarabellae
    January 21, 2007 at 8:05 pm

    In the story, the lion is painting pictures with his tail inside his cave. Every morning he emerges from the cave with his tail colored a different color. The red bird, which you cannot see in the pics yet, wonders how this is happening, but the bird and the lion don’t speak the same language. He just thinks she’s singing a pretty birdsong.

    In this picture, the lion’s tail is blue and he’s gathering red berries to make red paint for his cave pictures. Later during a rainstorm, he takes the bird to his cave and she sees what he’s been doing and why his tail changes color. He paints the red bird on the wall with the berry juice.

    I’m trying to decide if it will be blue (as in the book) or red.

    All of this was inspired by my deep desire NOT to paint over my red wall.


  • amaniellen
    January 22, 2007 at 2:43 am

    oooh, it’s lovely! And darling and I want one on my wall!


  • sarabellae
    January 22, 2007 at 11:49 am

    OK! Can you bring your wall down here? I’ll paint for you if you visit me. I can show you my other mural, too.


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