The theme was “Creole Cookout” – A fusion between Southern soul food and traditional Japanese. The concept of the mural was to depict two giant sized god-zilla/kaiju shellfish. This is what we came up with.
I was asked to sketch up a chalk mural at BWM advertising agency. The wall space was roughly 8m in width and 3m in height. All up it took around 4 hours to finish.
For Babekuhl ive been working on some sweet murals/menus for the redesign and opening of a new Bill & Toni’s in Balmain. They wanted a real handdrawn feel with iconic characters that truly represent “Italian Culture”. So with Pat’s expertise, you know we had to roll with Pavarotti and Tha Don, Sir Brando haha. Given black skirting around the walls, we had to blend the characters into the bordering black, a step by step process here are the initial ink drawings I did.
Once we figured out a rough layout, The four of us rolled to the location with the lines ready to be projected and directly pencil traced…
The Texture of the wall was initially extremely rough to paint onto, but over time and the discovery of random brushes everything went smoothly.
Pat rocked out with some Poscas for the nice fontage
Its crazy how accurate it turned out in the end to the initial A4 sketch.
Speaking of Bill & Toni’s…. every Wednesday in their Surry Hills location they have a specialty “Burger Night” from 6pm to 9pm I think. They make around 40-50 on the night made completely of specialty ingredients with it always selling out. Here are some fiendish examples from previous weeks…
“The Jap” – Wasabi Mayo. Crunchy Onions. Wagyu pattie. Daikon. Teriyaki sauce. Japanese sweet bun.
“Exhibit A” – Dope Mayo. Crispy Onions. Tri-Cheese Filled Beef. Grilled Pickle.
“EL NACHO LIBRE” Burger bun. Avacardo puree. Iceberg lettuce. Mexican spiced beef. Cheese. Dehydrated jalapeno mayo. Cheese suprene doritos. Cheesey mo f-en sauce. Tomato onion Salsa.
So next week, or maybe the week after, Bill & Toni’s is hooking Babekuhl up with their own signature burger. More info as it comes, but be sure to be there! dont sleep on the greasynesssss