Thursday, October 05, 2006

Jungle Layout

Here's a layout for a 10'x32' jungle themed wall mural I did yesterday. I actually did two of them this week, so I might post the other one later. When I'm not working on film stuff, this is pretty much what I do. I've probably done somewhere between 100 and 150 of these so far. Not all jungle though, the themes varies from "Big City Rooftops" to "Deep Underwater" and everything inbetween.

Update: I do not actually go out and paint the murals myself. I make the designs and layouts and then a skilled team of painters travels to the client. Mostly out of state and across the country.

2nd Update: By popular demand, I dug up some photos of finished wall murals and themed environments I've designed over the past few years. These are all my designs (exept some character designs and few existing props), but only design! Color choice and actual painting (on location) was done by other artists.
The "Jungle" mural design I posted here, will probably not be painted until 4-6 months from now.

Thanks a lot for all your comments and your interest in my work. I really appreciate it!:)


Blogger Jampix said...

Hi Hans, I really would like to see one finished on a wall.

Great stuff as usual.. :)

9:31 AM  
Blogger Andrew Glazebrook said...

Are these murals for schools,musuems etc... Very nice work indeed !

2:28 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

Yeah , Hans - looks great! So it takes you a day to go out and paint one of these guys?

5:07 PM  
Blogger Todd Oman said...

Nice layouts, be sure to take some pics of the finished mural and post them.

8:30 PM  
Blogger Hans said...

Jampix: I'll see if I can get some pics of some of the murals I've designed. I don't paint them myself, I just do the design and layout.

Andrew: Most of the murals I've done is mainly for churches across the country and a few in Canada I believe. The largest themed environment project I've worked on so far, was for Lakewood in Texas, which is the largest church in America. I believe it's the old football stadium they turned into a "mega church".

Dave: I just design the murals and then the studio send out a team of skilled painters to paint it on the clients walls. I've actually never seen any of the finished work myself. Only a few of them on photos.

Todd: It'll probably be a few months before this one will actually be painted, but I'll see if I can get some pics when it's done.

Thanks a lot for the comments guys, it's as always much appreciated:)


11:37 PM  
Blogger Larry Rains said...

Hey Hans, How's it going Bro? It's your old Wacky World buddy Larry that abandoned ship. Dude, it's nice to see your work again. I used to have the pleasure of looking over your shoulder everyday and watching you draw. You’re the man. How's Yasmeen doing? I hope you guys are doing well. Tell her I said Hi.

Take Care, -L

12:39 AM  
Blogger christian said...

Really nice backgrounds!! They sure look great on the walls.
Awesome work.

2:46 AM  
Blogger Armand Serrano said...

Animation, music and now murals! Man, you're very talented. Great layout on this one, Hans. Keep it up and thanks for the comments on my blog. Hope to hear more of your music soon as well.

9:45 AM  
Blogger GhettoFab said...

is there anything you cant do? Hope you get a chance to post photos of these finished. Love coming here and seeing your works!


1:08 PM  
Blogger craig said...

Hey Hans,
yeah, it would be sweet to see the final projects. Nice stuff

1:56 PM  
Blogger Jafar said...

Very nice layout...The hard work that you put in really shows in your work!

3:40 PM  
Blogger Goobeetsablog said...

this looks nice.

it must be exciting to see your work in mural form


3:58 PM  
Blogger Roland Mechael said...

looks great! nice layout! yup, i'd love to see the painted version as you supply them the color keys too?

have a great weekend!


9:55 PM  
Blogger Edward Juan said...

Hey Hans, thanks for checking out my dorky blog. And yeah, I worked with Jorgen at laika, he is my boss basically. A real nice funny guy, very... eccentric!!! Just the way those darn Danish should be!

12:04 AM  
Blogger phc said...

hi hans

wow this jungle is rock !!! great design man...

now i can give you some informations about the blue dog ...
it is blue because it's a fucking uman experiment... it's a GMOs (genetically modified organism)... it is a tom and he have got a superb IQ (=intelligence quotient) but he's fucking crazy..., he can't speak but he can burp...he eats only spaghetti and pizza (he have got a lot of fucking italians chromosome)... he can dance very well rock'n'roll and he love listen and play punk music...ahhhh, i forgot he have got a little bit of mongrel DNA, a little bit of uman DNA, a little bit of smurfs' DNA and a little bit of alien's DNA...

so Don’t forget to lock the door...



8:39 AM  
Blogger Joe said...

Your environment skills are incredible.

9:23 AM  
Blogger Afroman said...

this looks fantastic. nice work as always

11:14 AM  
Blogger marco's blog said...

such a great layout!! you have such depth in all your pieces.

1:08 PM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

Beautiful layout, Hans!! Love the progress posting, AWESOME work as alway. :)

12:55 PM  
Blogger vikram said...

Hi Hans! Ur blog is really nice. I liked the style of ur layouts. After visiting ur blog, I'm willing 2 try out 4 some layouts. And thanx 4 visiting my blog.



1:19 PM  
Blogger Alikins said...

WOW! I love this design!! It's my favorite thing to do, painting on walls! heehee! I guess I just enjoy covering such a large area with my markings :) I've been wanting to do a rainforest theme somewhere, but, I can't find a wall to do it on at the moment . . . Do any of the clients send you pics of the finished projects? I'd love to see them in color :)

11:47 PM  
Blogger Marcos Mateu said...

Hey, for some reason I thought you worked only for animation! Cool.
And I also just found out about your photo blog (you certainly aren't wasting your time!)

2:05 PM  
Blogger UrbanBarbarian said...

Looks great! Nice dimension to it! More, more!!

4:27 PM  
Blogger Jarrett said...

Hey Hans! Your work is looking tight as usual! Love poppin by. Cya round.

10:31 PM  
Blogger flipstudios said...

hans, thanks for the details. so far my murals have been residental or in daycares/teen centres. i love painting them but they can be time consuming. maybe one day when i'm famous i'll just design them. here's hoping. lovin this layout by the way. cheers,


2:02 AM  
Blogger ken said...

fantastic layouts as usual Hans!

would love to see them finsihed as murals.

5:51 AM  
Blogger Marcelo Vignali said...

Hey Hans, I just typed into my Google, "Visual Development Pencil, and guess what came up?

1:09 PM  
Blogger Abhilash.N said...

Nice Blog...!

1:55 PM  
Blogger Jampix said...

Hi Hans thanks for posting those they look fab, my 2 year old son would love playing in one of those rooms :)

9:42 PM  
Blogger REE said...


Man, it feels good to see your work big as hell doesn't it? I never knew you did this kind of stuff too. I used to do murals and shit in high school. I remember my ass on a scaffolding trying to paint a sign for somebody's burger joint. Talk about near death experiences! ha~~~~~
This looks alot safer ;)

Good job!!!

1:03 PM  
Blogger Scott Wright said...

Hi Hans,

These are wicked...I'd love to see them in person....great work as always

1:08 PM  
Blogger Goobeetsablog said...

your prelim work is defintely more solid than the finals.

but I'm sure the kids love them.

6:25 PM  
Blogger ALTAMIRA said...

lindo che!!

11:39 PM  
Blogger Beezle said...

Nice design and layouts Hans!

1:38 AM  
Blogger Ken Chandler said...

Your a gifted artist Hans, I really appreciate your design work. I especially like the machine layout with the fish, but everything is amazing. I'd like to be able to do something like this for my kids some day.

11:47 AM  
Blogger Kevin Keele said...

Hans, this is AWESOME! I love the colors.

4:20 PM  
Blogger LudaChristian said...

those are ridiculous (in a good way).... very nicely done.

4:25 PM  
Blogger Andrew Glazebrook said...

Hey Hans the final murals look fab !! It must be weird to see your work blown up so much in scale !!

I got my banner uploaded but it had some faults so I took it of again for now. I may have another go when I'm more awake !! :)

6:38 PM  
Blogger GhettoFab said...

you rock so hard!!!! MAN! I cant get enough of your works! so lovely

12:50 AM  
Blogger heri said...

woow!!!! wonderfull

7:59 PM  
Blogger David Colman said...

nice man!! something to be proud of , seeing the manifestations on your ideas must be exciting!!!

4:26 AM  
Blogger Carlos Ruano said...

Wow, you did a great job man, congratulations.

5:16 AM  
Blogger Tonje said...

Great work!!

2:57 PM  
Blogger Armand Serrano said...

Fantastic job, my friend. Keep it up!

11:03 PM  
Blogger PEPE said...

that's simply fantastic!!! great work sir!!

3:31 AM  
Blogger Hans said...

Thanks a lot everybody! Your comments are much appreciated:)

Marcos: Well, I'm trying to stay busy. It can sometimes be a little hard to keep up with everything, but at least I'm never bored:). Working on films is definitely my number one occupation though.

Brian: Thanks, I'm glad you think so;) There is times where the painters takes liberties I wish they wouldn't, but at that point it's out of my hands.

Again, thanks a lot:)


1:59 PM  
Blogger Christian Kuntz said...

Hej Hans

Det ser sku for grineren ud!
Det må være ret sjovt af se færdig gjort. Ungerne må være vilde med det..

6:05 PM  
Blogger Alikins said...

WOW!! Those are SUPER cool! Love 'em ;)

9:45 PM  
Blogger Karen Molin said...

'Allo El Mag, my maaaaaaaaan in Tampa.
Det ser da vildt fedt ud blaest op i stor stoerrelse!!!
Haaber du har det godt derovre.
KH Tage & Voksdug.

5:58 AM  
Blogger Marcelo Vignali said...

Wow, Hans, these are top knotch! Congrats!

1:09 PM  
Blogger Paridhi said...

U totally rock men!!!!! I wish i had such great walls in my room.
Awsome work !!!!!!!!!coooool colors and great layouts.


8:15 AM  
Blogger Marmax said...

Very nice work! I like that layout at the top too!

11:33 PM  
Blogger Shane P said...

THat stuff is so fun!!

9:14 PM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Your work translates well to mural work.

I bet you must get a buzz from seeing the finished product.

Great stuff!

8:00 PM  

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