Third painting session recently completed with Lookout Mountain and Third Way. Really has been a blast to see everyone progress and excel at painting the different stages of the mural in the pool area at Rude Rec.
Progress courtesy of the men and women at Lookout and Third Way, our next painting session is this Tuesday, and I am very excited to see the mural come to a finish.
The unveiling of the mural will be held on June 27th, at Rude Rec Center, and will be included in a day of fun for all in the Sun Valley community. Look forward to that as well!
I'm only going to give a brief intro to this project, because there will be finished photos coming through, and theyre is a video underway that also contains the process painting. As always tons of fun gettin busy with the Demented Freaks, Jive and Emit, and a special thanks to The Dope Group, North Denver Photographers Studio, and especially KJ, for the invite much appreciated.
As I said before, here is the next step in the completion of the drawing stages of the cover image for the Truth and Rghts Symposium. Still more work to be done in terms of grayscale, and lightsource, but then I'm moving on to the final ink. More and more excited for the final as I clean up the line drawing.
Lil Wayne from the Edward the Grinch show at the Broken Bread Gallery. Hadn't gotten a whole lot of view considering it was purchased right away, so I thought I would give him a bit more airtime. "Lil Louisiana Lecter" Acrylic on gaterboard, 12 x 19. Giclees Available.
In early May I was invited to help participate in a live painting exhibition with the finished art being auctioned to support Denver and Jeffco public schools. Here is the sketch for the painting I was going to create, however a schedule conflict came up, but I wanted to post the artwork because its a great example of organic lettering and concept typography. Special thanks to Alternate Decision Clothing, and Dan Conerd for the opportunity.
In early April, the Plastic Chapel in cohorts with numerous other crankheads, produced ArtCrank a bicycle inspired poster show. I had the great opportunity to collabo with fellow Magnet Mafioso Harrison Nealey to produce an incredible laser etched poster which can be seen on the right in the top photo. I will be posting the final poster piece soon, in the meantime enjoy the black on flourescent green.
New mural project concept drawings underway for a G.R.A.S.P. mural themed towards Mexican history, Aztek heritage, utilizing symbolism and modern chicano culture. This concept is undergoing a few slight changes which I will post once completion is near.
The latest installment of the skate deck art show is right around the corner. Sponsored by Indy Ink, Thrifty Stick, and Plastic Chapel the event has proven to be a great time, and a cool showcase for skate art. This event took a one year hiatus I believe, but is now back on track, and I am excited to produce the second issue of clown cannon, a running theme of clown cronies who as you can see from the last edition, enjoy the demise of eachother. Get your deck at any of the sponsor locations and get busy. Check back for more.
Shoeshine 2009 is officially on for its latest installment of fresh custom sneakers, backboards, and all out great art for the summer edition. Thanks to Musa and Firelily for all the support they've shown for the past years. Also a special thanks because they not only used the Captain Caveman custom sneakers Karma Leigh and I painted together for the Aspen Shoeshine, but also the Nike banner I completed for the last shoeshine, all in one pdf, thanks guys. Always good to help promote events, and I'm excited to turn out even better customs this year, watch out for those.
For the past few months I have been putting the final touches on one of Denver's premiere emcees cover artwork. Deca One, with his second LP soon to hit the streets, here is a teaser of the final cover artwork, as things are finalized and sent to print I will post the entire album artwork, but for now let me tell you that Deca is one of Denvers most gifted lyricists the city has ever known, and his newest work is hands down fire. Look for the final artwork to be posted soon, as well as where to pick it up at.
Painting has begun at Rude Rec Center in Denver's Sun Valley. Full sketch was placed down first in order to allow students a makeshift blueprint to work the initial stages of color into the mural.
Full color has been applied in its beginning stages, with the majority of painting being executed by Lookout Mountain and Third Way students.
An extremely rewarding and satisfactory experience for all involved. More progress to come each week. Photos courtesy of Jeremy Ulibarri.