May 22, 2013
Working large scale is an awesome change from having my nose an inches from paper. During the teenage years I wrote graffiti, and while it is an amazing artform, its kind of nice/ironic to be doing stuff this large with paint brushes instead of spray cans.
heres a teaser of the VICE magazine mural.
May 17, 2013
the good people at Vice magazine asked me to create a mural for “casa de indio”. Unveiling is on may 24th in culver city, hope you can make it out!! check http://casaindio.vice.com for more info!
April 16, 2013
Click on the SHOP link on your left to pick up some new stickers!
April 15, 2013
My ever talented better half Ducky took a few shots of our pal Sunny in the Burger Lords T I was lucky enough to design for Oinkster. If you havent been there 1) Oinksteraid is quite possibly the best drink ever 2) the burgers are amazing. oh, also 3) if you want to own this shirt, check out their merchandise page.
April 10, 2013
…Late night sketch. It’s gonna be a bit of a process with this one, will take pics as it goes along.
December 1, 2012
While I stay numbingly busy with my work at The Hundreds, my personal art work, and selected friends works, I always came back to this little saying I couldn’t stay away from scribbling on all my notes… stay weird forever.
I can’t really say where it will lead or who will be involved, but I can say its a fun side project/inspiration page/certain feel and style I want to dedicate a little time to.
Check it out and if you have a tumblr, follow it : )
November 6, 2012
finally got some real stickers made. High quality clear vinyl, pick up some at the shop here.
October 21, 2012
will be releasing new print for this show. If youre in Orange county, come say hi!
September 9, 2012
For the last dessert themed art show, not only did I do a print (which you can purchase by clicking on the new and improved SHOP link on your left!) I also painted a big canvas. Since so much of my stuff is done digitally, I really wanted to go all out with some hand made art.
I sketched out some concepts and stuck with making an ice cream burger.
The original drafting pencil and ink sketch. After inking to where I liked it, I scanned/printed onto a transparency.
I pencil in the general lines onto the canvas, and begin mixing paints.
Fill in starts,.. which is the most time consuming. It takes a lot of little layers to get the colors looking good.
Black outlines start, and stippling details. I freaking love stippling.
It takes a pretty long time to get the lines down the way i’d like them to be. More details, add in fill.
Though it seems like it didn’t take long, it was about 3 weeks of on and off work.
“burrr ger”, 48×48″, acrylic paint on canvas.
ps, way worth the time invested.
September 3, 2012
I spend a lot of time in front of a computer screen.
While this might sound like a normal thing to most, I’ve been pretty much glued to a computer since I was about 15, when I learned I could draw dumb stuff and write bad techno on one. So, roughly 1/2 of my life I have been working on my screen-tan.
Having said that, I now look for any reason to NOT use a computer. I’ve started purchasing tapes (yes, audio cassettes) to not load up iTunes, practiced like a madman with acrylic to use real-life illustrator (aka my hands/brushes/paint), and have been shooting instant film in all forms to drop the DSLR.
While it probably is a bit hypocritical to say that and then jump on my laptop to write this blog post, I feel like its more of a sense of balance than total change. “The grass is always greener on the other side” is a commonly tossed around phrase, but I feel like not shooting for the other side, but standing right in the middle. Seems like the grass would be best there.
Going from instant film to actual roll film has been a bit weird. I never shot film growing up, truth be told the want to shoot “good” photos only really came into my life about 3-4 years ago. My girlfriend Ducky purchased a superheadz slim angel for me, so I tried it out with some 200 iso film.
Lots of mistakes and out of focus photos, but I still love the feel and look of a crappy plastic lens.
I would probably completely disregard the same shots with my dslr, but for some reason on actual film, they’re great.
…. Also, apparently I love shooting from my van.