I recently had someone ask me to do a Toronto Maple Leaf mural for her rec room as a Christmas present for her kids...and it was 30 feet long. Yikes! I said, "Of course!" but inside I was pretty nervous lol. However, I do love a good challenge!
So...put together what I wanted to do in photoshop so that I could plan it all out and I went from there. I decided to start on the right hand side of the biggest wall...because...well...why not? I am not a hockey fan, so what I didn't realize was that the first guy I painted was a dud of a hockey player lol. I painted over him and he became Mats Sundin. I then moved on to Doug Gilmour, then Joffrey Lupul, then Phil Kessel, and last but not least, Wendel Clark...and then I proceeded to add her kids into the crowd. SHe told me all of the ads she wanted on the boards, and then that she wanted a time clock and some Leafs paraphernalia on the end wall. I still have to paint the hockey lines on the floor and ads along the wall facing the time clock, but since I have been working on this for months, I'm excited to have something that is quasi finished. It has been a serious labour of love. At times very daunting. Definitely the biggest mural I've ever done
I wish the pictures gave it justice but it's so big that it is hard to get it all in to one shot!