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    Mural for a zen garden... D:

    Im not sure if i posted this in the right forum. It would be like a progression thingy? like a story telling thingy?

    Hello. It's summer! yay! I have loads of free time now. My dad is asking me to paint a mural for a soon-to-be zen garden. He's ONLY making paint the middle part (?). won't it look weird? The middle part isn't ENTIRELY flat so i think i have to simplify the painting. It has some weird texture thing.

    We haven't decided on a picture. I've searched for the past 3 days for a picture. I thought of an idea for a door thing and then it would lead to a pretty japane-sy landscape. But my dad keeps saying "It looks hard blablbalbla" And im like ARE YOU UNDERESTIMATING ME (because you should lol) I used to have artlessons and we'd do landsccapes. but that was like 9 years ago.

    He wanted bamboos , I wanted a landscape. Because i want it to be hard to occupy my time (preferably 1 month? how long does a mural take)?

    I WILL SHOW YOU HOW INDECISIVE WE ARE ::::

    THis is what he first like but he didnt anymore ( he chose the picture I chose the door thing and I mix them together in SAI) :
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    Then He asked for bamboos , birds of paradise and waterfalls

    Then when he searched the photos by himself WHICH i thought would have been done. He kept complaining it would be hard for me or something. then he wanted BAMBOOS only: ( this isnt what he chose but it looked something like it)
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    and im like NOOOOOO it ugly

    this post is getting too long ill continue in another one

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    heres some composition stuff I thought when we got into the subj of bamboos.

    (He let me paint the middle but if i want to, i could 'design' the sides but not wholey_)
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    THIS IS WHEN HE DECIDEs to put just bamboos.
    im still protesting
    I found some good pictures I haven't showed my dad yet:
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    I found this then i thought WOULD NT IT BE COOL if it was circle? I know i cant fit the circle in the middle to look like a door so how bout a circular window?
    then I found this:
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    SO PRETTY!!!
    Here's some more:
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    my problem with above photo , if its a door and it starts water... what!?
    i have more but im getting lazy
    Heres some study
    I altered it in 'front' view
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    The photos are pretty and all, but maybe you should first make an agreement with your father about what you want to do?
    Or do you want critique for the little sketch?

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    tiny bird :
    I'm gonna show my dad the pics. i found when he gets home. I wish he'll decide already!
    I don't know if i posted this in the right thread because I don't know what i want (lol). I just want to paint on the wall ) and not do anything wrong. I want to make a progression of my first mural!
    Advice, tips, critiques, response, replies.! ^^ anything!

    I'm starting to have trouble what color pallete to use!
    I've decided on this:

    Black
    titanium white
    ultramarine
    Yellow ochre
    sap green
    Cad. red (?)
    cer. blue (?)
    cad. yellow(?)
    raw sienna(?)
    My parents are probably make me lessen this (im using their money >:B)

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    My dad finally decided on a photo!
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    I will draw a window-ish since the picture ends in water.
    Next step is SHAPE. Please help me! I'm so indecisive! PLEASE don't mind where I placed the shape but the shape itself!
    It has to look japane-sy since it's a zen garden!!!

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    HALP!!!!

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    forgot: I like the circle best but the COVERAGE.
    The bottom right are votes. As you can see, 1 person has 3 votes. (what an undecisive , scatter brained family)
    AND NEXT My dad (money giver, boss) wants the rectangle but It would be small-ish???

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    forgot: I like the circle best but the COVERAGE.
    The bottom right are votes. As you can see, 1 person has 3 votes. (what an undecisive , scatter brained family)
    AND NEXT My dad (money giver, boss) wants the rectangle but It would be small-ish???

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    What sort of size/shape is the wall it's going on and where is the wall in relation to the garden, ie is the wall at the back of the garden so you would see the garden and the mural at the back? 'cos you probably want to think about what would work best with the space and the rest of what's going on in the garden..... just a thought ^_^

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