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Spec Furniture Live Mural

Sharpies in silver and black!

Live mural illustrations for the Spec Furniture Company done at the Merchandise Mart in 2016

This mural was created not only live, but I also had to draw the majority of it upside down. A first for me on all accounts!

Setting up mural for Spec Furniture in the Merchandise MartSetting up mural for Spec Furniture in the Merchandise MartStart of mural for Spec Furniture in the Merchandise MartHalfway point of mural for Spec Furniture in the Merchandise MartDetail of mural for Spec Furniture in the Merchandise MartOnlookers during process of Spec Furniture in the Merchandise MartSpec Furniture mural in the Merchandise MartComplete mural for Spec Furniture in the Merchandise MartComplete mural for Spec Furniture in the Merchandise MartNick Volkert working on mural for Spec Furniture in the Merchandise MartNick Volkert working on mural for Spec Furniture in the Merchandise MartOnlookers viewing Nick Volkert working on mural for Spec Furniture in the Merchandise MartMural progress for Spec Furniture in the Merchandise MartFinal mural for Spec Furniture in the Merchandise MartFinal mural for Spec Furniture in the Merchandise MartFinal mural for Spec Furniture in the Merchandise Mart

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I love making personal works that I use as a vehicle to explore to constantly learn the programs I use on my day to day, and push my artistic abilities.

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