Palo Alto Festival of the Arts--August 2006
We returned for our fourth year in Palo Alto with an extra honor: we were chosen to be the feature artists! That meant that we worked at the corner of Tasso and University (better pavement and high visability) and could choose the size painting we wanted to do. This year, we decided to create an original piece involving a literate dragon and his friend, a little boy. Our friend Sean posed for the little boy. We had lots of visitors: 2 dads, 1 mom, 1 sister, 1 brother, 1 brother-in-law, 2 nieces, 3 aunts, 4 uncles, 8 cousins of various flavors, and at least 25 friends! Thanks for dropping by!
Wayne pulls up the last section from the pounced image.
After coloring the dragon's neck, Wayne shows off his blue hands.
Closeup of the little boy looking up at his reading partner.
Wayne adds dragon spines.
One-size-fits-all gloves don't fit Catie.
Cheryl works on Sean's knees with supervision from Catie.
Catie and Alex help Uncle Wayne fill in the sky.
On Sunday morning, we laid down a grid pattern for the scales on top of the body color, then Wayne highlighted the scales. This "double-pouncing" technique worked very well.
On Sunday, we got some help from our friends Nathan and Sean (our model for the little boy).
Wayne and Cheryl at work on Sunday
Cheryl and Wayne do final touchups to the shadow. The quote at the bottom reads, "Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup."
Tammy fills in for the dragon as Sean recreates the pose.
Wayne and Cheryl pose with the finished artwork.
Our original artwork (mostly done in Photoshop from hand sketches and Illustrator tracings).
The completed street painting, photographed from the top of a ladder.
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