The concept was to make it look like a Delta was coming out of the ground with the Atlanta skyline in the background. A few employees quizzed me as to whether the plane I was drawing was an Air Bus or a Boeing, and, to their delight, I knew just enough about planes to correctly identify it as a Boeing.
I was scheduled to start on the Friday before the event, but the weather set me back. There were showers off and on all afternoon. Instead, I spent the day in my studio, working on a giant stencil for the 18-foot piece. I created the stencil in three strips, which you can see me lay out in the time lapse. This prep work took me well over 5 hours to do.
On the morning of, I arrived at dawn, just before the sun came up. It was a little windy and cold, 46 degrees actually, so I layered up wearing thermals. I started laying out the strips and pouncing them so that I could start chalking the piece. The event started at 10 am, and I had a basic structure in place, and people were really excited to see it. The sun came out and it started heating up. Around noon, there was a huge crowd, and they kept coming throughout the afternoon. I'd say around 2pm, there were easily at least 10,000 people in attendance. I noticed that my camera battery had called it quits, probably because of the temperature fluctuation from cold to hot. Unfortunately, this meant that my time lapse video would be incomplete. Once I completed the plane and the sky, I started having spectators help with the Atlanta skyline. We finished around 3pm!