This practical book guides you from choosing a design to applying the paint to the wall. It covers the principles of artistic practice before explaining how to approach a large-scale project. Throughout, it shares the tips and tricks behind this impressive art form. It covers in detail materials and equipment; color theory and building a palette; planning a design; translating a sketch onto a large wall or canvas; and specific techniques, including the use of stencils and trompe l'oeil. Beautifully illustrated, it is an essential and impressive guide and reference for all artists and designers.