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Where the Wild Things Are Nursery
by Sean Quigley
Where the Wild Things Are Nursery
My favorite children's book, Where the Wild Things Are inspired our nursery.
The rest is really filling in the lines with colors.
Before you grid it out see what background you should do too. If it's mainly a sky background you want to do a gradient to make it look hyper real. I painted the ceiling a uniform blue, then the tops of all the walls that same blue, but then running around in a circle I painted bands of color going down 5 inches or so, adding a little bit more white each time - that makes a horizon that is very light blue, with a deep blue sky straight up - just like in real life.
If you're all painted now and you've filled in all of the colors you want you might not be happy with it. Some of the lines don't match up perfectly or are jagged. Don't worry because the last step is outlining everything with a thick black "paint pen" - it erases all the imperfections between 2 colors and really makes all the foreground images "pop" from the background and seem 3D.
Most people are done there but if you want it to look 100x better at night than it does in the day: buy a "Moon in the Room" moon, I think Uncle Milton is the brand, and put it on the wall for a realistic moon. The best part ever though is getting very high end glow in the dark paint for a finishing touch. Expect to spend $80 on this paint online (ironically more than the rest of the paint combined)...
light green glows brightest but blue has a real star feel to to it...
use a small paintbrush and a step stool to spend about 5 or 6 hours painting dabs of paint ALL over the ceiling, and don't worry about doing real constellations. If you have trees on your walls and a horizon, put dabs in open sky only - this makes the trees stand out even at night. The result is a shockingly realistic 3D outdoor fantasy nightscape, and you won't need to buy a nightlight for the room.
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