Years ago, I had an assignment to design murals for a casino in South Africa called Carnival City, a delightfully "over the top" venue with a colourful "Big Top" theme...
The murals would go inside restaurants and shops. They were created with the main theme of harlequins doing all sorts of diverse things...
I kept the images in pencil outlines and concentrated on the anatomy, poses and activities of the harlequins.
Alas, half way through, they decided to use another theme and I was obliged to move on to other ideas. It was a pity they would have looked great inside the casino! Oh well.................
One of the theatres
In one of the clubs
The Circus Arena - 1
The Circus Arena - 2
The Circus Arena - 3
The Circus Arena - 4
The Circus Arena -5
The Circus Arena - 6
The Circus Arena -7
The Circus Arena - 8
Wow! Looking through this was a bit of nostalgia! This casino has been running since 1990 and has been a mainstay in the town of Brakpan.
I eventually had some other murals done there and designed some of the slot machine "spectaculars". (The signs over the bank of machines)
Sadly, due to security issues, I was not allowed to photograph the signs inside, but managed to take these two before the casino opened.