Laminated metal and perspex digital mural
Hi, and welcome to this current entry into the Dumayne Design blog page.
This month I wanted to highlight a particular design and the techniques used to produce it.
Again, a collaborative effort - Esther Vreeland, Dumayne Design and Zart Art worked upon this piece, using a combination of design techniques. The image is a digitally produced illustration depicting a modern, slightly forced perspective streetview of where the artwork is to be based.
Overall, it is a collection of digitally manipulated photographs taken by Vreeland and Dumayne Design, as well as many found object images too - these are from various time periods, some over a hundred years old (such as the two cyclists).
Once the street view was assembled into something aproximating the actual street (!), we augmented the image further, by 'working back into' it - using hand drawn elements to bring a further depth, and more movement to the scene (the car on the road has several line 'shadows'.
As well as hand drawn elements, larger areas such as the sky for example, had further textural layering added - if you look closely you will see a square notepaper covering, as well as some basic cloud linework and also handwriting relating to the image.
As far as the finished image, it was printed directly onto metal, in this case alluminium, then sealed and covered with a non reflective 3mm perspex sheet.
Usually for this type of printing technique, framing is not really required. It is quite a modern printing technique, and sits well in modern settings such as office spaces.
Anyway, that covers the basics of this particular design, thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed it. More, next month!