Jumping into Smokejumpers Grill - step-by-step progress of these hand painted graphics

Some details about this project Big City provided painted signs for - Smokejumpers Grill - at Disney's California Adventure in Anaheim, Orange County CA, in March 2015. The hand painted themed signage for this project was the part I was given the responsibility for.

(I’m hoping enough time has passed so that the Disney organization will allow this to be posted… if not, please be gentle with me!)


   Your sign painter at work - Smokejumpers Grill, Disney’s California Adventure, Anaheim CA

Your sign painter at work - Smokejumpers Grill, Disney’s California Adventure, Anaheim CA


So, as the project began, I got a photo of the interior of the restaurant before graphics, then during, and after hand painting the theme graphics.

   Smokejumpers Grill, California Adventure, Anaheim CA - interior before paint

Smokejumpers Grill, California Adventure, Anaheim CA - interior before paint

   Smokejumpers Grill, California Adventure, Anaheim CA - beginning interior hand painted graphics

Smokejumpers Grill, California Adventure, Anaheim CA - beginning interior hand painted graphics

   Smokejumpers Grill, California Adventure, Anaheim CA - interior hand painted graphics completed

Smokejumpers Grill, California Adventure, Anaheim CA - interior hand painted graphics completed


By the time I completed the interior hand painted graphics work, the exterior was ready. Man, this was a busy construction site!

SMOKEJUMPERS GRILL EXTERIOR CONSTRUCTION
   Smokejumpers Grill, California Adventure, Anaheim CA - exterior hand painted graphics patterns in place - the paper has the design drawn out in pen, then that drawing is perforated with tiny holes. This design is dusted with charcoal to transfer the full-size design.

Smokejumpers Grill, California Adventure, Anaheim CA - exterior hand painted graphics patterns in place - the paper has the design drawn out in pen, then that drawing is perforated with tiny holes. This design is dusted with charcoal to transfer the full-size design.

   Smokejumpers Grill, California Adventure, Anaheim CA - exterior hand painted graphics - progress… the paint goes on!

Smokejumpers Grill, California Adventure, Anaheim CA - exterior hand painted graphics - progress… the paint goes on!

   Smokejumpers Grill, California Adventure, Anaheim CA - exterior hand painted graphics - progress… the view from “up there”. The orange that goes on the inside of these outlines will cover the rough ends you see here.

Smokejumpers Grill, California Adventure, Anaheim CA - exterior hand painted graphics - progress… the view from “up there”. The orange that goes on the inside of these outlines will cover the rough ends you see here.

   Smokejumpers Grill, California Adventure, Anaheim CA - exterior hand painted graphics - progress… the orange color being painted.

Smokejumpers Grill, California Adventure, Anaheim CA - exterior hand painted graphics - progress… the orange color being painted.

   Smokejumpers Grill, California Adventure, Anaheim CA - exterior hand painted graphics - progress… MORE paint goes on!

Smokejumpers Grill, California Adventure, Anaheim CA - exterior hand painted graphics - progress… MORE paint goes on!

   Smokejumpers Grill, California Adventure, Anaheim CA - exterior hand painted graphics completed

Smokejumpers Grill, California Adventure, Anaheim CA - exterior hand painted graphics completed

The final part of the project was to have the distressing applied by the company artists. This project was a pleasure to be a part of — if you’re in the area, I can’t think of any reason to not stop by!