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Showing posts with label mural. Show all posts
Showing posts with label mural. Show all posts

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Elizabeth

Elizabeth Taylor Mural
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.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

700 Delaware

Hense Graffiti Church DC

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...

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Marilyn

Marilyn Monroe Mural The classic Woodley Park mural. Commissioned (in either 1968, or 1981) by Roi Barnard of Salon Roi, and painted by John Bailey. I thought it could use a little love in ink on paper.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Dusk of H St.

Smith Commons Gaia mural sketch

Smith Commons on H St commission the street artist Gaia to make this stunning mural on the side of their building. Pretty awesome. Had to draw it.

This got some other murals in town on my mind, so I am going to try and sketch a few more of them before I leave for the summer.