Impressive 150-Foot Tall Dark Knight Rises Mural

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Impressive 150-Foot Tall Dark Knight Rises Mural
Impressive 150-Foot Tall Dark Knight Rises Mural
Impressive 150-Foot Tall Dark Knight Rises Mural
Impressive 150-Foot Tall Dark Knight Rises Mural
Impressive 150-Foot Tall Dark Knight Rises Mural
Impressive 150-Foot Tall Dark Knight Rises Mural
Impressive 150-Foot Tall Dark Knight Rises Mural
Impressive 150-Foot Tall Dark Knight Rises Mural
Impressive 150-Foot Tall Dark Knight Rises Mural
Impressive 150-Foot Tall Dark Knight Rises Mural
Impressive 150-Foot Tall Dark Knight Rises Mural
Impressive 150-Foot Tall Dark Knight Rises Mural

By now, I think a lot of you have already seen this movie, but that doesn’t stop me from sharing awesome artworks related to this movie. Today an impressive 150-foot Dark Knight Rises ad painted on the side of a building at 315 Park Avenue South in New York City. This mural took about five days of sunrise-to-sunset painting to complete…

A life-sized rendition of the artwork is broken down into a simple outline. This is called the cartoon and is, in fact, where the modern use of the word “cartoon” comes from. Holes are punched through the outline to form a dotted stencil that is then gone over with a charcoal pounce. By the end, they have the wall mapped out with the most basic shapes and proportions in place. The oil-based paint is then mixed to match the larger portions of the painting, leaving the subtle blending and mixing to be handled ala prima on the wall. Each painter has a print-out of the design strapped to their arm, like a mini shield, that they use as a guide as they flesh out all the details. It took four guys about five days of sunrise-to-sunset painting to complete The Dark Knight Rises.

Impressive 150-Foot Tall Dark Knight Rises Mural

Impressive 150-Foot Tall Dark Knight Rises Mural

Impressive 150-Foot Tall Dark Knight Rises Mural

Impressive 150-Foot Tall Dark Knight Rises Mural

Impressive 150-Foot Tall Dark Knight Rises Mural

Impressive 150-Foot Tall Dark Knight Rises Mural

Impressive 150-Foot Tall Dark Knight Rises Mural

Impressive 150-Foot Tall Dark Knight Rises Mural

Impressive 150-Foot Tall Dark Knight Rises Mural

Impressive 150-Foot Tall Dark Knight Rises Mural

Impressive 150-Foot Tall Dark Knight Rises Mural

Impressive 150-Foot Tall Dark Knight Rises Mural

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Houke de Kwant is a 29 year old frontend developer from the Netherlands and the creator of TheArtHunters (former Daily Inspiration, which was started as part of his study). He is currently working as a front-end developer at Ivaldi, an internet agency in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

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