Vanlife Customs

Vanlife customs: Born in a backyard, and based in Denver; they make your #vanlife a reality.

This mural was a blast to say the least. Vanlife Customs not only let me camp in their warehouse for two weekends while I was painting, but they were fantastic to collaborate with. It all started with a simple conversation, which quickly uncovered our alignment in values and passion. After a couple weekends of slinging paint an inspirational backdrop for their custom built camper vans to get photographed against was created. Check out Vanlife Customs - super awesome crew!

If you are interested in a mural for your business or home give me a shout at Brooke@TheBeVibe.com

 
 
concept

This is the initial concept provided to Vanlife Customs for the mural. Creating a digital drawing enables us to make changes easily and overlay onto a photo of the space to get a ‘real feel’.

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paint colors

It is not always a science but more of a feeling. Picking out paint colors is always an adventure.

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Tools

Planning, sorting and organizing all the tools of the trade.

outlines

Laying everything out so I can roll in the big sections. Super fun to see the first paint on the wall.

 
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Branding

Branding is always fun, detailed, and time consuming - Easy to get lost in the process.

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Conifers

Painting in the trees really makes it all come to life (punny).

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Aspens

More trees please! the beginning of the aspens. Carried over some of the greens from the Conifers.

 
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Aspens

Put the fire on the mountain side.

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aspen lines

The abstract lines of the aspens make your eyes dance, similarly to how the leaves dance in the wind.

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Conifer patterns

The deep and maze like bark of the conifer trees.

 

Stretch it out

Did you know that painting a mural is actually pretty darn physically demanding? I found myself laying on the concrete floor rather often.

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art everywhere

The paint sticks were so beautiful.

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Functional things

I always wear these overalls when I paint a mural. They have so many pockets, are durable and super cozy!

 
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let the linework begin

Laying in the first lines is so exciting! Adds so much depth the each section.

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more lines

Lines on lines on lines.

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Getting there…

Linework is almost complete.

 
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Final product

The finished mural! Felt so good to stand back and see hours of hard work come together. You can only paint so fast, murals are a journey that require patience and dedication. I love working on this scale, the finished piece immerses you, it feels like you are in it.