For this bedroom in a home in central London, The client asked me to create different scenes from Harry Potter for their two boys, featuring a panorama of Hogwarts at night, a colourful twilight scene of Diagon Alley, and a bright, daytime Quidditch match. There was also a space to add in the Great Hall in Hogwarts, with floating candles, and Dumbledore sitting it the top table.
The logistics included painting a fitted wardrobe, some fitted bunk beds, two doors and frames and negotiating three large windows. The budget was fixed and so was the amount of time available to do the work, which was quite short so I was under quite intense time pressure while painting. The work was completed exactly on schedule and the clients, and especially her two boys, were absolutely thrilled with the result. Like all of my completed murals, it was finished off with a coat of barely visible flat matte varnish and, because it's a whole room, once again there are lots of photos. I hope you like them.
Harry Potter Wall Mural
- Hogwarts from the lake, with the first year initiate wizards and witches.
Mural of Hogwarts, Harry Potter, from the lake in moonlight, making the most of the space by concealing the doors and frames.
Harry Potter Hogwarts mural shown here straight on.
Daigon Alley painted directly on to a fitted wardrobe and storage wall
Diagon Alley mural detail with Ollivanders wand shop, Flouriish and Blotts bookshop, quiditch supplies, Mr Mulpepper's Apothecary and Gringotts Bank
Harry Potter mural showing some somewhat shady characters and more details.
More detail showning Ron and Hermione encountering Lucious malfoy at Flourish and Blotts, and general activity around Diagon Alley
wall mural theme - Diagon Alley meets quidditch in boys' bedroom
Harry Potter mural Quidditch match seen from the players' perspective. Photographed here under bright halogen lights, the colours look particularly intense. Also, this wall was painted last with a speed painting method to make sure I would finish on time, the whole wall including the drawing was done from start to finish in two days.
Quiditch match in full swing in this part of the mural, which maximizes the available space around the blacked out windows..
Malfoy stalks Harry Potter in quidditch game painted on this part of the room. Very close up shot shows the loose technique used for this last wall, the whole of which was painted in just two days, to meet a deadline. When you pull back a bit the effect works quite well.
Harry Potter himself makes an appearance in this part of the Quidditch mural.
Harry Potter riding on his firebolt
Nice photo, shows the mural looking very different with bright sunlight streaming in.
Harry Potter wall mural "Hogwarts Express" fitted bunk beds.
The Golden Snitch
The Golden Snitch flying around the outside of the Great Hall
The Great Hall with floating candles, seen through a window from outside, and the solution to the join between the night and day scenes. The stickers were left at the client's request.
The Great Hall with floating candles part of the wall mural, and Dumbledore at the head table
How it all fits together, with the dark black clouds and Great Hall exterior requested by the client to create a dark space for sleeping.
A quick painting of the Hogwarts Railway logo
Harry Potter wall murals in boys bedroom with the blackout blinds down, in halogen light.
This shot shows the door open and how the fitted cupboards work. The entire "Diagon Alley" end wall is made up of cupboards like this
Some more details, the first year wizards and witches in self guiding boat on the Hogwarts Lake
...and a couple more
...and another one with waterside gatehouse
note the painted sockets, again at the request of the client.
Another detail - some pesky piskies.
View into the room through door with mural painted up to leading edge.
Last shot, room complete, fluffy beanbag reinstated. Nice