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It Started With A Blank Wall. How It Ended Absolutely Blew My Mind.

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When one man”s wife and daughter were going to be out of town for a few weeks, he decided to make them a surprise. However, he wasn”t planning any normal gift. He intended to paint a giant mural for his daughter”s birthday. It took him three weeks, but it was totally worth it.

This was his daughter”s play area before he began painting.

This was his daughter

He started by penciling in all of the characters.

He started by penciling in all of the characters.

Then, he drew Sharpie outlines for all of them.

Then, he drew Sharpie outlines for all of them.

He planned on making the mural colorful, so he had to use a LOT of paint.

He planned on making the mural colorful, so he had to use a LOT of paint.

Starting to paint the water…

Starting to paint the water...

After the water was colored in, he focused on creating the detailed coral.

After the water was colored in, he focused on creating the detailed coral.

He slowly began filling in the different characters.

He slowly began filling in the different characters.

Then, the coral as well.

Then, the coral as well.

Done! The mural was a combination of all adorable undersea characters his daughter loved (Disney, Pixar, Ghibli).

Done! The mural was a combination of all adorable undersea characters his daughter loved (Disney, Pixar, Ghibli).

Her play area put back to normal, all ready for the BIG surprise.

Her play area put back to normal, all ready for the BIG surprise.

And it turns out… she really loved it! Someone give him the Dad of the Year award.

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