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Saturday, April 9, 2011

NY Skyline Backdrop

Last month, my daughter was in the musical at her elementary school. Due to the school's proximity to several TV and film studios, many of the kids have parents in "the biz". Who am I kidding?!? Many of the kids are in "the biz".

Anyway, not to be out done, here's the backdrop I did for this year's show, Broadway Bound...a musical review that follows three groups of kids, competing to win a trip to Broadway.

I painted it in Photoshop. Then we printed it 10' x 16' (that's about 3m x 5m, for you metric people), and hung it on stage. One of the other parents works at an industrial printing facility. They've got one printer that can print 16' across!

Ahh, the interesting things you get to do when you're a parent.

22 comments:

Szabó Jenő said...

wow. it looks great for metric eyes.

Joseph Mingoo Lee said...

that is so incredibly beautiful! interesting technique too!

Logan Pearsall said...

really beautiful!

Adam said...

It's nice to see that you can apply artistic skills from your career into parenting. :D

Also 16-foot printers sound awesome

Patrick Desilets said...

WOW. That is gorgeous.

roy santua said...

Exactly feel your joy being a parent! Good to see you again last week, Paul.

SHOo said...

HA! You kill me every time! That's beautiful!

Vanechat said...

I really love the atmosphere of the painting ! Nice work :)

Ruby Chen said...

what a gorgeous piece ;D

Andrea Pucci said...

It'so beautiful!

qstom said...

Awww so nice! If I had a kid I would love this as a wallpaper on his/her sleeping room!

roque said...

Lush colors and great atmosphere. You make it look easy.

Bruno Hamzagic said...

simple amazing!

Jason Scheier said...

great stuff as usual Paul! Love the simple graphic nature~ I remember you telling me about this backdrop! ;)

Dilanka S said...

Beautiful Work!

Charis said...

Love it. I look to your blog often for inspiration because you have such a mastery of color, atmosphere, and edge control. Keep up the good work an thank you for sharing!

Boris Z said...

I love it!!! Amazing as always

Richard Vallerand said...

Very nice design... must've been quite something as a backdrop on stage.

J. S. Ferguson said...

Well done! :) I would love to see how the backdrop looks on stage with the actors all in front of it. Very cool.

iscary said...

I love thee colors in this!

Gracia said...

Beautiful colurs and style! love it!! :) I bet it looked great in such a large print!! :D

luca said...

paul, i want you to know that if you publish a book with your art, I'll buy at least two copies! ;)