I always knew that I would paint a mural for my daughters room. I started brainstorming about themes late in my third trimester. Then finally one day, while we were snuggled up on the couch about to watch "Ponyo," I had my moment. As I watched the opening title sequence I was struck my the simplistic beauty and the amazing colors. Very simple lines, easy to replicate and a character and story we both love. It was perfect.
Step 1: Sourcing Original Images
First things first, I tried to find some images online of the title sequence and came up empty. Instead, I chose to photograph my TV as the sequence was playing. I took several of my own reference photos.