Evolution of a Mural I have my own way of working as do all artists, but mine is really a little different... I do not sketch anything in pencil before I start. I have my sketchbook sketch I place next to me, to refer to, but I never draw on the wall. I do all mural placement using painter's tape. I then do everything using my paintbrush without sketching. My brush shows me the way... Clients are always facinated watching me so I thought I'd put my system on our webpage. All my work is done freehand, never traced. I am old school!