As far as pop culture figures who make good mural subject, DC has a pretty good knack for picking them. Marilyn Monroe, Duke Ellington, Chuck Brown, and Frederick Douglas among others. Well, earlier this season the Dacha Beer Garden opened up with a pretty spectacular mural of Elizabeth Taylor keeping watch over their beer drinkers down below.
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Sometime late last year street artist Hense came to DC to work on a former church south of the Capitol area. The project had some minor controversy over whether this was respectful to the history of this particular site, but nonetheless it's pretty awesome and fun to see up close. [You can check out more about the project at Design Boom.]
I certainly couldn't sketch this without involving all these great marks and colors, so it took me a little while longer than usual to finish the drawing. I sketched the basic structure and a little of the surroundings on site, but had to color it at home... after running to the art store for a few more markers...