Headlining today’s post … ginormous new mural by Richard Best & Billy Mode shaping up on S Hanover Street
In South Baltimore, artists Richard Best and Billy Mode are painting a 360 foot-long mural near West Covington Park and Sagamore Ventures’ City Garage. In the image gallery below, you can see that Richard and Billy are facing head-on the unique creative challenges which the length and slope of this behemoth wall present.
Over the next week or so they will add more texture to the letters; incorporate an overlay layer of the Maryland Flag; and enhance the 3D effect. The end result will be stunning.
Students from the Street Art 101 class at Maryland Institute College of Arts (Avery Storms, Elizabeth Angellatta, and Mccabe Jemrosz) have helped paint as have Reed Bmore and Casey Jackson.
Richard and Billy checking perspective
Deciding where to start
Billy laying down the outline
Painting over draft lines to firm up the outline
Spraying on angles of adjustment
Next step – rolling on the base colors
Casey Jackson on a roll
Elizabeth adding the gray tone
Richard and Casey working on the shadow layer
Commuting to work – distances add up when walking back & forth along a 360′ mural
Pointing out next steps
Laying down the base coat on the sloped part of the wall
Mccabe and Elizabeth rolling on color
Elizabeth executing an artistic jump shot
Now for the yellow base coat
Richard and Billy talking over what’s best to do next
Baltimore is shaping up
The Shadow knows what lurks in the artist’s heart
Reed Bmore joins the paint crew
Mugging for the camera
Hot work on the inclined plane
Beginning to shape up the fine lines
Elizabeth in the yellow zone
Which way will he go?
You go long, cut across field at the 50 … oops, wrong game plan
Squaring up the fine lines
Billy using a trim for that perfect edge
Richard begins adding the 3D trim
Unclogging the spray nozzle
Long shadows in the late afternoon
The design starts taking shape
A closer look at the design and texture of O-R-E
Geometric patterns and shapes
Check back in a week or two with Charm City Streets to see the finished art project.
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