Painting Murals on Your Wall




Hi everyone

Does your room lack flare or just look plain boring? Why not give it an artistic overhaul! This instructable will go over all the steps I took to spruce up my boring wall in my room. Hopefully by following these simple steps you can wow your friends and be the envy of your siblings.

Step 1: What You Need

So here's what you need...

  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Internet
  • Black Sharpie
  • Imagination

Nothing too fancy or expensive but all depends how much paint you use.

Step 2: Finding an Image

Here's where you decide what image you want. You can go as big or as small as you want and as complicated as you wish. Sometimes simple images are good to start with and will still make your wall look cool. You can use one you've drawn or just pull one off the internet, the choice is yours. I used one I had already drawn for my reference picture. Once you have that you print it out or whatever and slap it on the wall.

Step 3: Starting Off

Once you have your reference picture up start by doing say the head of your image or character. I started of with lugia's head. Make sure you start off in pencil as you can just erase it and do it again. It took me a little while to get the head right but once I was happy with it I moved down the neck and so on. It may also help to plan it out a bit which I didn't really do and I ended up losing half the wing to the roof. Once you are happy with how it looks it's time to sharpie it.

Step 4: Sharpie Time

Alright so once you have your final pencil image you can outline it in sharpie so you can get a clearer view of what the final image will look like. Always make sure you are stepping back and seeing the bigger picture and always appreciate your work. This step can also be used for marking which paint goes where as I did by shading with a pencil. The sharpie is important because it will show through later in the painting stage and give you a solid idea of the bits of your

Step 5: Painting It

Once you are happy it's time to paint. Make sure you cover the floor/bed or whatever is underneath with plenty of newspaper so you don't get paint everywhere. I had a few close calls with the bed myself. Don't be afraid to paint over the sharpie as it shows through with a single coat anyway.

Step 6: Tidying Up

Here's where the image starts to look awesome. Go over the sharpie outlines again, quite thick if you need to. Once again take a step back and admire your work so far.

Step 7: Extras

If you think it still looks a bit dull you can always add a few extras like I have. I decided to add a pokeball to spice things up a bit. I even improvised to cover up the whole in my wall. I got some paper and painted it and just stuck it on, a quick fix but it does the job.

That concludes my Instructable. I hope you enjoyed it and I would love to see your wall murals!

Please don't forget to vote if you liked it, it would be greatly appreciated!

Any questions feel free to comment.

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12 Discussions


This is really a very creative post, Its really a appreciable way of describing that how to paint murals on wall in step by step. I have also some collection.

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4 years ago

Amazing! But is that your room? You have got to be kidding me. There's a hole in the wall ant the blue paint job in background was very poorly done...

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Yeah it is my room. I decided to paint the wall only because the room was going to get a whole new paint job etc. Figured I'd have some fun before then.


4 years ago

I love your project. I hope you have more 'ibles to com.


4 years ago

Bad thing is about two months after i finished the room the basement flooded and ruined all of it. Oh well.

It really cool looking, I love your choice of image. The sharpie technique I bet really helps to keep everything nice and clean. Thanks for sharing!