Recently I was commissioned to paint a mural on an outdoor wall of a cafe in St Kilda East. The final artwork is approximately 2 m x 2 m. I had a few very imaginative ideas in the beginning but decided that the artwork should reflect the cafe's ethos. 

Like my last mural, it was such a pleasure to see one of my illustrations on such a large scale. People coming in and out of the cafe and roaming about were all very kind and supportive. 
A photo of the finished mural character on the cafe wall.
A close up of the finished mural character.
Another close up of the finished mural.
The Process
I began sketching a few concepts but decided to simplify things and focus on a character which reflected the cafe's ethos. First I completed a sketch of the concept in pencil, then went over it in ink and finally began experimenting with different colour options.

The concept is a female monk drinking coffee and meditating. Her surrounding demonstrate where her mind is travelling with an emphasis on her floating/ weightlessness.  
Initial pencil and ink sketches. 
Various colour combinations that I experimented with. The client requested that there be some form of a red/ brown to tie in with the last mural that was on their cafe wall.
This is an illustrated mock-up of the final colour option, which was then painted on the exterior cafe wall.
The end
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