This is a mural that I've just completed for my good friend Terri. We stuffed all of her hopes and dreams into a fantasy town based upon the Montmartre area of Paris. Neither of us have been there, so please excuse the extreme liberties that I've taken.
In the center, she has the shop she's always wanted. I have a big fantastic art gallery in the front right. In front of my studio are her parents walking arm-in-arm as they were on their wedding day in 1950. The woman and child at the flower cart are a memory of my friend with her daughter when her daughter was about ten. The bistro at the far left is a restaurant for her son-in-law who loves to cook with all of our friends present at the tables. And at the very far right of the picture are Terri and I dreaming of the paths our futures will take us.
I wish my camera were better at capturing the little details like the little birds bringing good fortune, but you can sort of make those out. Our friends also have little shops in the background, but that lettering would be very hard to capture.
The whole wall is 90" tall by 73" wide, painted in acrylic. This is about a 40" swath of the whole mural that doesn't include a railing in the lower foreground.
PS: You'll notice a light switch over the music store!
PPS: Here's a link to my WIP thread on "The Angry Crayon" [link]
The Ghost sea was always famous for its dangerous.but the economic value it contains was also the hot theme in adventurers' talk.Although the people returned from the sea is much less than the people who had go out, there always have a lot of adventurers whose heads were rushed by hot blood want to tast the dangerous water, hunt the monster for their magic core,gather the eyes of young girls and become a hero in the story of the poet.As the veteran's veteran, elite of the elite in sailing,Tesdylou mercenaries group is always the main character in the story. Although it's lower members keeps changing forever,But as long as the colonel and the water and wind archmages alive,Tesdylou will never lack of money and passion .However,this time their's good luck in past twenty years has run out!This is not the huge winds and waves,the much bigger waves would be stoped in front of the archmages.This is not a ordinary monster, the much stronger monster could be defeated by the naga colonel. This is a existence they never thought, and never encounter.They can only to pray ,Pray the huge devil despises the ship which carried their honor and history .
Growing up in Michigan has given me a deep appreciation for Fall. Most of my favorite memories of Michigan involve long walks through vibrant forests, crisp air that turned my nose red, crunchy leaves, roasted almonds and hot spiced apple cider...
A lot of people look at fall as something sad or melancholy as everything begins to die before winter. But it's not so! This is the final frenzy from flora and fauna as everyone scurries to prepare for winter. There is so much to do, so much going on! Even the wind seems to push us on, hurrying us along that sweeping path toward the cold and dark months ahead.
Materials used: Shoe box Paper Balsa wood White glue Black and gold sharpies Water colors
With the contest extended, I thought I'd try and make another environment for *wewy's contest. This time, less realistic and more fantasy-like ( phew, just made it in too )....
Glitter Grotto is a medium sized city which was originally a mining town, but evolved into a tourist attraction. Built around the biggest crystal inside what is actually a colossal geode rather than a true cave, this city is nested where it can be well-lit from the light coming from the crystal, as well as feeding most of its power-needs from the energy it radiates. Its light gives off a beautiful sight as it refracts through the glassy bodies of millions of other huge gems scattered all over the rock walls, each appearing as a faint purple flash from such a distance.
And as you can imagine, if this were a stage in a game, you would be sure to run into some very interesting characters ( and enemies ) in this dark, mysterious world
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