All in all, from start to finish, I will use every tool at my disposal, infuse every ounce of creativity, and pour my heart and soul into all aspects of the project, so that the results exceed both of our expectations. I love what I do and care about the outcome. I work with passion, enthusiasm, and professionalism. I do hope that we get the chance to create together.
Our first interaction is for us to get to know each other. I will inquire about your intended artwork and give you a little info about myself, how I work, and what you should expect. I will provide a flowchart, further explaining the process, give you a basic pricing guide, and frequently asked questions.
During the consultation I will get a feel for the ambience we are trying to create and familiarize myself with your taste. If in person, I will take dimensions and photos, and note the existing architecture/elements in the room that I may incorporate into the final design. We can discuss the budget, or at least a high and a low, based on the square footage. If that range is agreeable, we then move on to the next step in the process, preparation.
Determine color goals.
Bold or subtle, bright or muted.
Ambience and architecture.
Get square footage.
Capture the space.
High and low estimates.
Preparation is broken down into three categories; conception, design, and physical materials. Conception consists of myself doing research about your desired artwork and coming up with as many ideas as possible. The design process covers everything from shooting photos for reference, sketching, digitally painting, and creating a final, to-scale digital image. Once the final artwork is chosen, we finalize the rate, and discuss payment options. I will require half of the total up front. The preparation of the physical materials includes shopping/acquiring supplies, pre-mixing paint, stencil cutting, machine parts and upkeep, graphic design and labor, and so on. Once this step is complete, we finally get to my favorite step, execution!
Execution consists of any or all of the following styles and techniques. If I'm creating a landscape, I typically use spray guns and airbrushes for the sky, hand paint the mountains, sponge and hand paint the trees, and use speckle, drip, sponge and other faux techniques for the rocks.