The brief for this mural was a little different than usual, my client had ideas of what characters he wanted in the mural but was unsure of the setting, The characters would be Ellie,the elephant and a white rabbit named Huggee.
The challenge for me was to try and keep the mural in a realistic view whilst still maintaining the clients requirements. Working with pictures from Kenya, I produced a sketch that incorporated the background of Mount Kilimanjaro and I have used the colours from these pictures. The acacia trees will provide some prospective and the grasses of the Masai Mara planes will provide the foreground. The client has requested water for Ellie to run through.
My next challenge was to end the mural half way across the wall and to find an ending that would not look as though I had run out of paint, so using the slope of the ceiling, another acacia tree was placed and to give the scene more interest, Gerald the Giraffe was included reaching for the top leaves of the tree.
Client very happy.