Celebrity Sleep Over!
What an amazing experience! Team 3D and I spent the night at Katy Perry’s house a couple of weeks ago, marathon painting a huge 3D Street Painting on Katy Perry’s Witness World Wide livestream! I was so excited when Katy and her PR team reached out to me, looking for an artist to create a 3d mural for her five day YouTube livestream (#kpwww) – promoting the launch of her amazing new album ‘Witness’.
Team 3D on the Job
I knew I was going to need some help to get the painting done in seven hours – enter the incredible Julio Cèsar Jimenez and the lovely Terena Wong (Team 3D). We worked through the night to create a piece of 3D artwork that celebrated Katy’s new album, so we could surprise her when she woke up on Sunday!
Katy’s Creative Team Knew What They Wanted
I designed the piece leading up to the event, incorporating the eye imagery that graces the ‘Witness’ album cover and the visage of the singer herself, adding in a little 3D trickery with colorful abstract shapes and letters that created the illusion of height and depth in the painting.
A Crazy Speed Painting Scenario
After seven hours of hard work, laughter and excitement, we finished! Katy came to see, and she loved it! We played with the painting together – one of my favorite things about creating 3D art is seeing people interacting with and enjoying the completed piece. We left to get a little shut-eye – but the superstar kept coming back to play with the painting throughout the day.
Icing on the Cake!
Terena, Julio and I joined the 500 fans and contributors for Katy’s private concert on Sunday evening – such an honor to be included! Katy was on point in her performance as always – such amazing energy and emotion! It was a pleasure to see another kind of ‘artist’ killing it at her craft.
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