Saturday, October 24, 2009

9 foot by 12 foot Sacaramento Kings biggie banner progressive photos

From grid and charcoal drawing to almost finished. Speaking of transferring a small gridded out drawing to a larger grided out drawing and painting, that is exactly what Michaelangelo and his crew did on the Sistine Chapel project. Cool!

15 comments:

Barbara M. said...

Hi David,

You are cool. Good idea to grid the drawing. I have never done that, but I know it's smart. You're the modern day Michelangelo for sure!

Take care,

Barbara

operadaki fantom said...

Looks really nice!

Sandy Maudlin said...

Gigantic task and great work!sib

Ginny Stiles said...

Oh wonderful...this is JUST what I wanted to see David! Thank you SO much. I am going to gesso my canvas this week and get that messy part of the project done. I really can't start the drawing until after Nov 7 when I go to the event in Mt. Dora and take photos (although I surely do know a little about what a garden show looks like so I have some ideas). Then I will grid it out as you suggest. Wish I was better at printing. Any hints about that? AND this looks wonderful by the way. I can't imagine how you worked on it..did you hang it on the wall and paint or lay it on a table?

Anil P said...

Even then it must take some heavy effort and a keen sense of proportion to actually pull this off. Excellent.

David Lobenberg said...

Barbara, Just call me Mike for short.

David Lobenberg said...

operadaki fantom, Thank you. Long live rock and roll over the whole wide world!

David Lobenberg said...

Hi fellow h2o artist, Sandy! Muchas Gracias as we Californians say.

David Lobenberg said...

Ginny, You can find all sorts of type fonts on the net. Simply print off a few that you like then the one you wnatt o use in a copier so that you can put tracing paper on top and trace the letters for the words that you need to spell out. Then enlarge that in the copier to whatever size you need for your grid design. My painting was done on my studio floor as I did not have a wall large enough. I walked to different areas and sat down to paint. The only problem I had was NOT TO ACCIDENTLY WALK OVER ANYTHING THAT HAD NOT DRIED YET. That was a pain in the butt that I would not have had to worry about if the painting were on a wall! Have fun with your banner!

David Lobenberg said...

Thank you, Anil. I explored your photo blog and really enjoyed it.

milindmulick said...

Cool Mike !
..Big bucks for big size..?

David Lobenberg said...

Milind, no such luck...so, so bucks for big size but the job was mucho fun!

bonnieluria said...

You're the diversified wizard of paint.
You're the can do it all guy.
Grids really help you see and keep true to proportion.
Love the big reach of his arm and the ball.

Good one again David.

I know everyone else loves seeing the process in steps too.

David Lobenberg said...

Hello comrade Bonnie and thank you. I'm back at my easel now painting smaller less backbreaking art!

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

Very very impressive work.