Friday, December 21, 2012
13~ Mural 2012: Measuring the Bay Windows
I drew the outlines of the bay window for the treat shop first, then moved on to the toy shop. I decided that it was easier to do a pattern than to re-measure every line and angle, so I covered the treat-shop window with yellow paper and traced off some guidelines. I cut holes here and there so I could match it up with the other window. It worked pretty well, though there were slight differences here and there in the measurements. There was also the tricky problem of occasional flaws in the building itself: door frames that weren't quite square, a slight bowing of the drywall in places that made it impossible to hold the level flat against the wall at times. We had two good levels: a four-foot aluminum one and a great one-foot, hard-plastic level, very durable. At the end of my seventh day of working on the mural, I had one bay window sketched (just the window itself), had a pattern for the second bay, and had started sketching the second bay.
Mural 2012: Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 (Measuring and prepping bay windows)