Prepare artwork for large-scale wall murals

You never know when you’ll get a job out of the blue that tests your capabilities and introduces you to something new. I recently worked on one of those jobs, when A-Side Studio asked me to design and paint a wall mural for a new heritage site in Pool, near Redruth, Cornwall, named Heartlands.

The wall measures 46x7.5ft – it’s an odd shape, certainly not the standard A4 blank canvas I’m used to working with. I’ll walk you through the process of designing a wall mural in Illustrator, from preparing the wall for painting right through to adding the finishing touches.

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