I added the video to YouTube. You can all see the entire process here: http://youtube.com/watch?v=ujly3afmjdA
I made this for my video project (at least that was my excuse). I did the entire thing in 3 days, one for priming and two for painting. I spraypainted the entire thing using tape to mark off areas. I video taped the entire process, so I can post some of the in progress photos if you are curious.
Some photos are stills from my video, so they aren't digital camera sharp.
I think the brick is my favorite, kinda Mondrian-like. (sorry, been studying art history all night for my final)
Here are the various stages of work. I used tiny pics because I usually have dial-up and I feel for all you out there like me. I can post bigger ones if necessary or desired. I kept most of the mural covered while I was working on it, because I didn't want to give away the suprise ending for the video (and they were suprised!).
Priming the wall (very important!):
First layer for the brick floor (cream); already taped off the black outline for the pipe (half covered):
Taping off the black area for the brick (tedious as hell):
Spraying the pipe and brick black:
Spraying the pipe light green:
Already taped and now spraying the pipe dark green:
Drawn, taped and now spraying Mario brown:
Taped and now spraying Mario red (and getting my caffiene fix--very vital to the process):
The stages not seen are me drawing out Mario, taping off all the areas, spraying the brick red, and then a light spraying of brown over it, and spraying the cream layer of Mario.
I've been toying with the idea of streaming my video online, but I'm not sure how and not sure if I want to...anyone have experience with this?