This is my most recent commission, finished a few minutes ago: the school logo (not my design, I copied it from another wall in the school) 5 feet high in the vice principal’s office. It took about 12 hours, not counting the time I spent waiting for the paint to dry before I changed colors.
It was nice that they paid me, since I don’t usually get paid for the work I do here (the only other time was the giant blue Morpho butterfly and parrot commission that was later destroyed by kids) even though it worked out to substantially less than minimum wage. At least I’m getting paid to paint.
it’s not my best lettering work, due to the fact that the wall is uneven in myriad ways and myriad directions, and also I’m not used to working on a vertical surface above my own head. But I think it will do the job, which is to make the vice principal look better when she’s in Zoom meetings.
Honestly the room look better as soon as I painted that cream background over the institutional gray of the rest of the office.
I haven’t posted in a while because I spent a couple months working on this commission! And now it’s finally done and the client said it’s OK for me to share, and I’m very excited to share.
This image, which took me about 50 hours over the space of 2 1/2 months to draw, is going someplace I likely will never go, Burning Man. (Some of it sounds fun, but not so much fun that I’m giving up indoor plumbing for 10 days.) It will be a room wrap, hanging inside a box van. The full size image is about 2 feet high and 8 feet long, but when vectorized and printed on a tapestry, it will be about 8 feet high and 30 feet long. (I would have drawn it full scale but my 5-year-old MacBook started complaining when the file was ~4’x15″ and the client said they would vectorize it themself, so I took pity on the machine; I do not know how to vectorized images). The person who bought it will be able to sleep inside their kawaii rainbow animal fantasy.
I actually have another commission I should finish next week, and I will share that one too, although it’s substantially less interesting than this one. And after that, there will be a new bulletin board! And I even have a comic script all laid out and ready to illustrate. I will try not to let the blog lay dormant this long again.