Monday, October 15, 2012

2012 Part 2

Here is the my biggest project of 2012. This is a mural I did for my neighbors, ironically enough AFTER I moved to a new town. Such a cute house! This was for their playroom which consisted of this outer wall and then three smaller rooms within.

The artwork is very obviously inspired by Kate Hindley. (Her Blog here). She was an artist whom I had just heard about and fell completely in love with at first sight. Her artwork is very cute, the colors wonderful, and the home owner loved the artwork as well. Obviously I had to change things up a bit, but it is very close to what we found on her blog and in her book. These are all beginning shots as well as some sketches I worked from...







And here is the final product...














Okay, so like an idiot, I forgot to take pictures of the final outer wall, the big burrito, so I will go back and do that post haste. But there you go, and since I always get asked I will say right now that it took me 51 hours to complete (not including prep time: sketching or planning). I loved working on this project. It's nice to do a piece that I love as much as the person I'm doing it for. Takes all the guess work out.



UPDATE:

Here are the final pictures of the outer wall. My husband was nice enough to go back and take them for me while I had a cold.








6 comments:

Tyson and Angela said...

Oh Kathryn! You are so talented! In fact, I asked Tyson if I could paint a tree on Kayda's room wall and he said "Um...can you draw? We should ask Kathryn if she would like to come visit and draw for you!" :) We were thinking of you the other day and miss you!

Kathryn Packer Roberts said...

Thanks Angie! We miss you guys, too. I promise that if I ever get back to Omaha to visit I'll come and draw a tree on your wall =).

Buffy said...

You are so AMAZING!!! I love it - it is so so cute!

Heather Toone said...

It's crazy how well you scale that on the wall to fit just perfectly! It was fun seeing that in real life, but I didn't get to see the inside! So cute.

Heather Toone said...

Okay I have to leave another comment. I think I just stared at all those pictures for like 10 minutes, your yeti one for 5, and your birthday cards for another 10 :) I love your style.

Kathryn Packer Roberts said...

Thanks Buffy!

Heather, you are welcome to come visit any time and see the whole thing in person. I'm sure she wouldn't mind and I'd love to show you. (Plus, I'm a total ditz and have to go back and take final pics anyway of the outer wall. Silly me.)