I was given the opportunity to make a fantastic mural in the Benjamin Apartment Building on StrijpS in Eindhoven.
A little sketch transformed to a very big mural on a 18 ft x 12.6 ft wall - 5.50 mgr x 3.85 mtr.
It was a bit of a puzzle and it was also exciting where to start. After a lot of measuring work I could start with the first design. As a starting point I chose the top left of the golden ball and the green area. From there I could continue building. The design sketch shows a watercolor. I chose to divide the colored watercolor into areas into clear and somewhat tighter shapes. The mural itself is applied with a premium acrylic paint, which is easier to use on this type of surface. I also chose the tighter surfaces because it has to do with the street where the apartment complex is located, the engineer Kalffstraat. This street is named after Louis C. Kalff (1897-1976), designer and art director at Philips for advertising, products, exhibitions and stands, architect. The clear shapes in his designs speak for themselves, just think of the Evoluon and the lamps he designed. The blue stars, at least part of them, and the wavy lines are also a reference to his designs, as seen in the Philips logo. Furthermore, I have stayed close to myself in terms of design. The drawings I make now are inspired by zentangle drawing and coral-sea life. Very proud of the result! Even the press came to see it and I appeared with a very nice article in the Eindhovens Dagblad, among others.
It was terribly hard work and I'm very happy to see how my drawing can come to life so large. It's really great !
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