Hallowell Mural, studies

Hallowell Mural, studies

Sam Webber, Hallowell Historian

This mural will have over 70 figures, some contemporary, some historical. I have been nailing down poses, stances, finding nuance in the gestures I want. This starts with sketches and scribbles in the drawings pad and moves on to more finished drawings.

I am arranging with models to pose for some people, as stand ins for historic figures. Some people are, of course, around now so I am just drawing them as they are.

Steve Vellani

For some of the historical figures I have been finding old paintings or vintage photographs to use as reference. And some of the people who will be in the mural have decedents still living here. Where possible I am having these relations pose for their distant relatives.

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Elizabeth Betit

Awesome Chris!!! Can’t wait to see what you will do!!!

Jun 28, 2019
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