It took four guys Art FX Murals team about a week of sunrise-to-sunset painting to complete The Hobbit. The process is physically taxing but there seems to be real joy in being able to work so loosely and so large. At the distance the viewer is seeing the work, the giant brush strokes all tighten up, making the image look crystal clear.

Dan said, The hardest part was, as usual, making sure all the faces and expressions were right on the mark. It was especially hard on this one because there are thirteen faces, and it can get more difficult to get them right on the first try, especially after multiple twelve hour days. But, thankfully, we did!

The wall is repainted at a remarkable pace about every six to eight weeks. I asked Dan if he ever regrets painting over pieces, After so many years it doesnt affect me anymore. Plus, its a great way to get over the preciousness of my work! I do have favorites: Clash of the Titans, Inception, Wrath of the Titans, Terminator, Iron Man, Transformers, Spider-Man 2, to name a few.


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