Illustration Fernbank 2

des - Fernbank 2

Second Mural for Fernbank Salesians

I must've done something right the first time with the earlier mural, because I was called back a year later to do something with a disused bike shelter at the back of the school.

We opted for "Ireland through the ages" as a theme, and again I drafted the roughs in black outline and let the kids do the colour under my supervision. And, again, I did search and rescue work for a few days afterwards to pull the whole thing into shape.

The last picture features the first Irish female astronaut in front of the space shuttle "Celtic Tiger". Can you believe it?

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des - 19.10.10 09:02
I never use projector or stencils - all of my drawings are freehand and done on location as required. I don't like doing prep work - bad work ethic, I know. I just like to get in, do the painting, and get out as fast as I can. In fact, it never occurred to me for the first fifteen years that I there might be a projector I could use. I did know another guy who used the grid system to copy drawings, but I always thought that was too slow - and I kinda thought it was cheating. My belief is that everything should come straight from the brain to the hand. Mind you, looking at what has come to my hands, maybe I should worry about my brain...
Ron (toonsUp admin) - 18.10.10 18:26
Very nice!
I hope no idiot is going to spray grafity on your work of art!

How did you do the outlines? Did you enlarged scribbles through a projector? Or did you just draw them in large skale!?!
des - 18.10.10 14:46
Thanks for the kind comments. Much appreciated.

I have to say, though, that even though the kids are great to work with, some of them had very individual and eccentric views on colour and what constituted a line. A more picky artist than me might well have considered the option of breaking down and crying. I don't want to squash anyone's personal style, but the "search and rescue" part of the work was VERY necessary.
kfcomics - 18.10.10 10:01
wow, if i was a kid and had the chance to color these wonderful outlines i'd be the happiest kid in the whole wide world! really amazing!
Leichnam - 17.10.10 22:23
like a ghosttrain!
tommes - 17.10.10 13:54
yes - it's fantastic again....and how the kids must feel, to have worked on it themselves - nobody would dare to destroy or harm this work by graffiti....
simonmackie - 17.10.10 11:26
What a great way to have brightened up the bike shed -The kids must've loved this

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