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The painting begins

May 24, 2011

So the excitement begins! Finally got down to the warehouse to start painting my Gorilla. After following the cryptic entrance instructions including cage doors, codes and keys my trusty assistant (lovely boyfriend Rob) and I got into the studio…there were Gorillas everywhere, some with the beginnings of designs on, some still white….obviously this had to be done before any work started 😉

but then i got some paints out….the first spray…

and before long he was looking like this!

it was amazing to see him transforming from white to rainbow coloured in just a day…i’ve never really used spray paints before, but you get such quick, perfect results. I’m hooked!

and then down to some detail while we waited to bits to dry…for this im using Posca paint pens, which again I’ve never used before but are also ace, the control you get with these is so much better than with paint and brushes (which is what I was going to use)…and since he will be covered in text and pattern, control is pretty important here!

It’s been so much fun getting started on this project, and I can’t wait to see the finished product, as well as everyone else’s amazing designs. it’s such an awesome opportunity to paint a life size Gorilla! and soon to be in his new home in Millenium Square.
Anyway, hope you like him so far, and i’ll keep you updated as he progresses 🙂

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