Tuesday, November 15, 2011

My Circus Mural is One Step Closer to Completion

     Some might argue that the latest piece to my circus mural is the most important piece.  It is probably the most ingrained image in our minds when someone mentions the word circus.  When I started painting the circus themed paintings for Math Strategies Night, it was the image I was asked to paint the most.  Of course, I'm talking about the infamous Clown Car.

(No, these are not teachers car pooling to work.)

     I cheated a little bit and found some clowncar clip art online to use for inspiration.  I did one last year for a circus themed event but it was much smaller and even more important, I didn't like it.  So, I conveniently misplaced it. Shhhh, don't tell anyone.
     I also started a juggler with the face blank so the kids can put their heads through the face for pictures. 

(In Progress)

     This one of course is not finished, but you can see the process.  I do a quick marker sketch, then paint in the bright flat colors.  After that, it's all about the finishing touches, shadows, hatching/cross hatching lines, line weight, etc. 
      Only one more day till the event and much work to do.  Wish me luck, I'm probably going to need it, lol.


  1. looks like its coming along, good luck!

  2. Good luck, just don't let those clowns drive near the cat, he might not be so inviting at his mat..haha

  3. Your style is pretty cute! Nice work.

  4. For some reason I'm terrified of clowns. Till today :p
    Good luck :)