Recent work – UC Irvine hand painted Anteater graphic

Got to do a little outdoor old school sign painting work at the end of July — this 58′ x 31′ hand painted graphic on a water tank at UC Irvine in Orange County CA.

Peter the Anteater UC Irvine

Timelapse – UC Irvine Peter the Anteater painted graphic

Back in the beginning of August ’16, I finished this one in 30 seconds… (apparently). Thanks go to UC Irvine in Orange County CA for the video.

 

Recent school mural project – Claremont High School

Gym graphics were the project at hand recently – this time, all four interior walls of this gym at Claremont High School in Los Angeles County, CA. Our design included shadowy wolves staring down this school’s sports competition!

First, photos of the finished product. Then, some progress photos below.

Claremont wall 1 - gym graphics

 

Claremont wall 2 - gym graphics

 

Claremont wall 3 - gym graphics

 

Claremont wall 4 - gym graphics

This old gym had existing graphics that were painted around 2007. These photos show how the old graphics began disappearing under new paint:

Beginning paintout of the old graphics -- side walls

 

Side Partial

 

Next: the focal point, which I ended up calling “Wolf Hill”:

 

Wolf Hill - Beginning

 

Wolf Hill - Progress shot
Wolf Hill Partial

 

Note the conduits / ducts that were unavoidable. My job is to make them disappear! Painting over these with care to continue the lines of the surrounding graphics requires an enormous amount of extra work to do, but the result is they “disappear” in the final product.

 

Wolf Hill - Pipe conduit detail

 

Pipes, ducts, and conduits

 

It started, as always, with a design drawing (below). It ended with more than 15 gallons of paint applied with much care to the school gym walls. Everyone was happy to see the final product – another successful gym graphics school pride project!

 

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Recent school mural project – Gabrielino High School

Big City was recently given the task of designing and hand painting school murals at four locations around the campus of Gabrielino High School in San Gabriel, near Los Angeles, in Southern California.

Here is how it went:

First, along with the paper patterns, I usually produce scale printouts at a fairly large size — it’s so much easier to know where things are supposed to go when you’re close to the wall. Sometimes it’s even dangerous to try to step back to see if it looks right!

Then, on to the school. First was this track shed. Here are a couple of progress shots:

Track Shed - progress

Track Shed - progress

Here is the track shed, done:
Track Shed - completed

Next, the stadium press booth. This was to get painted graphics, then dimensional brushed silver letters installed over the painted portion. The idea was to make a big impression for the school. Here are a couple of progress shots:
Press Booth - progress     Press Booth - dimensional letters

Here is the press booth, completed:
Press Booth - completed

Press Booth - completed

The next portion was indoors – fortunately, in 110˚ heat. The wrestling gym on the campus got a mural to commemorate the wrestling program at the school. A couple of progress shots – first, I used computer cut paint mask to cut the time painting the detail in the school logo/shield:
Wrestling Wall Graphic - progress

Day 1 completed – it was so hot that power went out to the gym and I had to call it a day:

Wrestling Wall Graphic - progress

Here is the wrestling gym, completed:

Wrestling Wall Graphic - completed

Finally, out on the baseball / softball / soccer fields, an equipment shed that faces the entry of the school. A perfect place for a school pride graphic! Here are a couple of progress shots:
Baseball Shed - progress

Baseball Shed - progress

And here are a couple of photos of the completed project.

Needless to say, everybody loves their newly dressed-up school buildings!

Baseball Shed - completed     Baseball Shed - completed