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Believe it or not but this part of the mural was to scale!
Canvas 3.5m x 7m (10ft x 20ft) is secured to the studio wall with batons top and bottom.
Once the canvas is up, then it is primed, which not only seals the surface but also stretches the cloth as it shrinks, leaving a taught surface.
After the primer has dried the first layer are applied as an over all background.
Hard as it is to see, after the background is dry the initial sketching is rendered, this is done using an old technique of "grid work".
The source picture and the whole canvas are gridded out in squares making scaling up more accurate.
Blocking in the Flesh background
Painting the Cloth
starting the green cloth
Final resting place at Plan Expo trade exhibition, the mural now has a Joke attached - Architect (God) with a Snag List - Man (Builder) with an Extras List!