Sunday, December 7th, 2008
Hi gang – hope everyone is doing well this holiday season. As a diversion from figuring out what my wife really wants for Christmas, I thought I’d kick off a series of posts explaining the process of creating a mural. It’s something customers are always curious about, and perhaps this may be of help to people who are contemplating whether or not a mural is right for them.
So in the next few weeks, as I find the time, I’ll take you through the process of weighing all of the things to consider as a client, securing the job, agreeing on a concept, creating a sketch, getting the right supplies, and transferring the vision to the wall.
Each project is unique, so the process changes slightly depending on what’s being requested, but I generally stay the course step by step, all the while noting adjustments I need to make and/or areas I need to work on and apply them to the next job. This approach ensures that I’ve covered my bases, stamped out any ambiguity on what the mural will look like in its final form, how long it’s going to take to paint and how much it’s going to cost.
At the heart of my process is keeping the client ecstatic while keeping myself sane. The key is to be as transparent as possible every step of the way, listening to their feedback, and adapting to meet their needs. As always, I’d love to hear your feedback - positive or negative – on whether or not this outline is helpful to you.
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