Saturday, 10 April 2010

Mural at Hotwells School WIP

Some months back I was asked to produce a mural for a large wall out the back of Hotwells School in Bristol. I went in on a few occasions to meet up with the children and take their ideas and feedback to come up with a final design. The creatures in piece are all made up of buildings and places of interest in the surrounding area of the school. Here's what I came up with....

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The wall is very long, so the creatures stretch out across it. there will be hills and clouds in some of the spaces. First creature is a Chameleon -

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It is made up of Ashton Court, where the balloon festival is held and the Create Centre building. Clifton Suspension bridge goes from it's back onto....

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A huge Crocodile! Rather like a Rowdy Croc, but made up of the coloured houses of Hotwells and Clifton Wood. It has boats for feet and the SS Great Britain for a mouth!

Lastly, swooping down is a Cormorant made up of the school building.

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The wall is huge and hopefully all will work out well with getting it done. I have made a start on it and have marked it out and added some areas of colour. I want to make the rest of the colours all quite warm in feel. Things have been a bit held up on this due to bad weather and me having a cold, but will be launching into it next week with help from FLX. Pics will be up when it's done!

6 comments:

noam.mosh said...

woah, andy. this looks excellent. can't wait to see it done :)

Acerone said...

My two godsons are at this school and they are raving about this...
Awesome work my man!
You are inspiring the next generation...

:-)

zero lubin said...

I look forward to seeing it on the wall. I thoroughly enjoy your work and you are a decent man.

wsxwhx694 said...

IS VERY GOOD..............................

Russell Maycumber said...

You have cemented yourself into these peoples memories. You have made that a very unique place...forever.

Daria Hlazatova said...

wow! this looks really great! i love your work