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Offline Martín

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First try with a brush...
« on: February 21, 2014, 02:05:57 PM »
... and I went big. This is 2m wide and 1.5m high. It's a mural for my newborn son's room.


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Re: First try with a brush...
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2014, 02:45:43 PM »
Cool idea!

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Re: First try with a brush...
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2014, 06:56:30 PM »
I like that. Especially for a boy.
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Re: First try with a brush...
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2014, 07:35:58 PM »
wow! i absolutely love maps - had one on my wall when i was growing up. what beautiful work, martin!

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Re: First try with a brush...
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2014, 04:59:31 AM »
How fun. Lucky little guy to have such artwork in his room. Congrats on the newborn :).  Looks like a fun project. I like how the map paint color looks almost like wood. Very nice.
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Re: First try with a brush...
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2014, 09:34:51 AM »
Thanks, everyone!

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Re: First try with a brush...
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2014, 10:53:53 AM »
First try?? Seriously?? :O Wow.
And congratulations on the baby boy :)
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Re: First try with a brush...
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2014, 12:00:08 PM »
First try?? Seriously?? :O Wow.
And congratulations on the baby boy :)

Thanks!! And yes, it was... the closest I'd used before was a foam chisel-like thingy to do the large lettering in the piece I posted here http://theflourishforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=416.0.
I usually don't do freestyle things, but this was awesomely fun, to tell the truth.

The map I got from this image:

 

I chose to  redo the letteting freehand, since the original captions were a bit too US-centric...

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Re: First try with a brush...
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2014, 09:13:48 PM »
That's fabulous! What a treasure to have on his wall! My favorite of your work yet!  :)
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« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2014, 03:26:32 AM »
That's fabulous! What a treasure to have on his wall! My favorite of your work yet!  :)

Thanks, Erica!

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Re: First try with a brush...
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2014, 05:30:35 PM »
Wow!  Beautiful!
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Re: First try with a brush...
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2014, 06:59:28 AM »
This is really great work!

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« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2014, 12:07:18 PM »
Wow!  Absolutely breathtaking!  :)
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Re: First try with a brush...
« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2014, 04:16:37 PM »
WOW!!!!