Did I mention challenging??? This form of mural work is probably one of the more challenging styles of mural to create. I get many of my clients asking me just what this “trompe loeil” is. Quite simply trompe loeil means “false depth”. It’s referring to the kind of painting that seems like you can just walk right through it.
Many times the mural uses architectural elements to create this illusion. Creating this illusion also incorporates forced perspective. What this means is that the mural is painted from a specific point of view … if you leave this point of view, the mural may look a bit off because of its forced nature. I try and use as little forced perspective as possible in confined areas.
On exterior murals or in other more open venues … forced perspective seems to work best.Read more on murals