Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The spirit of Halloween inspired The Mill NY Design
team's second iteration of the "Drawing Under the Influence"
series. This month, Senior VFX
Supervisor Jeffrey Dates and Creative Director Tim
Haldeen joined forces to create a mashup of Mexican día de los
muertos style and ghoulish monsters that resulted in an intricate
display on the fourth floor chalk board. A time-lapse reveals the
2+ hours it took to complete the mural and also offers some insight
into what didn't make the cut for the final piece.
"It was an interesting collaborated effort, as
neither of us really had planned a layout or figured out what we
were really going to do - we just attacked the chalkboard wildly
and eventually stepped back to see what had happened," said Dates.
"A few beers, a few shots, and a few more beers later the piece
started to take shape. Collaborating is my preferred method of
creative, so this was a fun project, especially doing it with Tim.
However, I soon realized chalk and ladders are not my preferred
See more of the series in our first inaugural