MAMMOTH NEW MURAL NEAR SAGAMORE VENTURES’ CITY GARAGE

The long perspective

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

Richard and Billy checking perspective

Double-checking perspective

Double-checking perspective

Deciding where to start

Deciding where to start

Billy laying down the outline

Billy laying down the outline

Painting over draft lines to firm up the outline

Painting over draft lines to firm up the outline

Spraying on angles of adjustment

Spraying on angles of adjustment

Next step - rolling on the base colors

Next step – rolling on the base colors

Casey Jackson on a roll

Casey Jackson on a roll

Elizabeth adding the gray tone

Elizabeth adding the gray tone

 

Richard and Casey working on the shadow layer

Richard and Casey working on the shadow layer

Commuting to work - distances add up when walking back & forth along a 360' mural

Commuting to work – distances add up when walking back & forth along a 360′ mural

Pointing out next steps

Pointing out next steps

Laying down the base coat on the wall incline

Laying down the base coat on the sloped part of the wall

Mccabe Jamrosz and Elizabeth Angellatta rolling on color

Mccabe and Elizabeth rolling on color

Elizabeth Angellatta executing an artistic jump shot

Elizabeth executing an artistic jump shot

Now for the yellow base coat

Now for the yellow base coat

Richard and Billy talking over what's best to do next

Richard and Billy talking over what’s best to do next

Baltimore is shaping up

Baltimore is shaping up

The Shadow knows what lurks in the artist's heart

The Shadow knows what lurks in the artist’s heart

Reed Bmore joins the paint crew

Reed Bmore joins the paint crew

Mugging for the photographer

Mugging for the camera

Mccabe working on the inclined plane

Hot work on the inclined plane

Beginning to shape up fine lines

Beginning to shape up the fine lines

Elizabeth in the yellow zone

Elizabeth in the yellow zone

Which way will he go?

Which way will he go?

You go long, cut across field at the 50 ... oops, wrong game plan

You go long, cut across field at the 50 … oops, wrong game plan

Squaring up the fine lines

Squaring up the fine lines

Billy using a trim for that perfect edge

Billy using a trim for that perfect edge

Richard begins adding the 3D trim

Richard begins adding the 3D trim

Unclogging the spray nozzle

Unclogging the spray nozzle

Long shadows in the late afternoon

Long shadows in the late afternoon

The design starts taking shape

The design starts taking shape

A closer look at the design and texture of O-R-E

A closer look at the design and texture of O-R-E

Changing perspective

Changing perspective

Geometric patterns and shapes

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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