This mural promotes the new SMS adolescent curriculum beginning fall 2016. (Click here
to view a behind-the-scenes essay on mural #1, visible on the far right of this picture.)
A closer view of the wall, primed for painting.
A concept sketch of the final design.
I created an outline-only version of the image for tracing.
On a night in early summer, I projected the image onto the school and traced it. This picture shows an earlier design for the plane.
Painting the image proceeded rapidly. I worked from background to foreground. This picture is from day 2, when I painted the sky.
The background, nearly complete. I outlined the plane then filled it in with color.
It's difficult to maintain a clear perspective of the overall mural when this is your view from the ladder.
Logo of the SMS adolescent program in the lower left corner.
The blueprint in the lower right corner.