Progress of a painted sign – Vail Lake Monument Mural

Over on the painted graphics side of things …

Los Angeles to San Diego, Southern California Sign Painting - Mural Painting - Big City Supergraphics

Recently Big City had the opportunity to provide painted graphics on a two-sided 6 ft x 40 ft monument sign. Painting the graphics provided cost-effective signage for this large “canvas”.

Here is what it looked like originally – I’d say it was ready for a change:
Vail Lake - before photo

The process of providing new signage typically follows the path of settling with the client ahead of time on what we’ll be doing. A scale rendering and photo mock-up are typically provided, here is that documentation for this project:
Vail Lake Monument Mural

With approval from the client in hand, the graphic production begins. As documented elsewhere in this blog, full-size paper templates are drawn and perforated with tiny holes on the drawn lines. Charcoal is pushed through the holes on-site to transfer the design to the sign surface.

Next, I began laying in colors. The colors were intensified here, as signs need to be less subtle than printed materials to be…

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