Last summer, me and two friends, who both studied illustration with me, were commission to paint a wall mural in Fairyland, Neath with a fairy tale theme. I posted sketches and ideas for the wall ages ago but will leave a link to that post here:
Over several weeks, we worked together to create this wall mural, using classical fairy tale themed imagery, like unicorns, fairies, mermaids and dragons to create the mural. The photos I’ve included were taken over all of these weeks and show our progress.
I personally worked mainly on the forest area and the mermaids and unicorn. I also added famous fairy tale motifs to the forest area like Hansel and Gretel’s gingerbread house, Rapunzel’s Tower, Red Riding Hood, the wicked witch from Snow White, and various mushroom houses.
Due to time restraints, as all three of us work, and weather conditions, we never actually completed the wall. I was only really small details that needed to be finished, the entire wall is painted, but it did need a few more details added.
Despite this, the wall mural was a great opportunity for us, as we got to work on a much bigger scale than we are used to and with different mediums than our usual ones. It was also great to work on something that would be included in a community and will be there for a long time.