Different Stokes

Sunday, 20 February 2011

The Bee's Knees

If you click this link you'll see a short video of me and a bunch of other Element Advocates painting a big canvas we when were up in Sydney for the Happy Tree art show. I had so much fun on this day. I was kind of shitting myself because I thought I'd mess up the picture and every one would think I was a fraud but I was reasonably happy with what I painted, and the rest of the canvas looked great. So many different styles. I also got kind of drunk towards the end of the day and woke up with a bee tattooed on my knee courtesy of Sarah Larnach.
Below is a few of photos of the process. I painted the big rooster thing. Sarah helped me paint the plaid pattern in the background because it was taking me ages.











Monday, 7 February 2011

Easey Street Continues

I have added a little bit more to the Easey Street Mural. Its been slow going, I've used a bit too much detail for a big wall I think. The number of spectators who bring me beer probably hasn't helped much either, although it is very much appreciated. I'll post a better picture of the skateboard on the marlin's nose in a few days. Incidentally his name is Rodney Marlin which is a joke that only ageing skateboarders will get.

















I have made the "bar" a little deeper. I painted out the back ground in grey first, same with Rodney's skateboard.























I also ordered a few drinks which are not quite finished yet.

Monday, 24 January 2011

Hoon Team Board Graphic

I forgot to post a picture of the Hoon team board graphic that I drew. I think its called the patriot model. Its a piss take on the Australian coat of arms. There's a picture of it here
http://www.hoonskate.com/product/

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Easey Street - Round 2

Some more progress shots of the Easey Street mural/sign thing that I've been doing. They have a big taxidermied marlin above their main desk so I painted one on the wall. I've also started adding some palm leaves behind the fake tiki bar. I basically just ripped them off that old Natas graphic with the panther on it. Jim Phillips is a genius. I'll be adding a lot more to this mural as I get the time. Its been fun so far.





Sunday, 16 January 2011

Easey Street Tiki Pole

Here are some more progress pictures of the Easey Street Agencies mural that I started a while ago. Most of the recent work was spent turning the fire hose box into a bambooish looking tiki bar type thing. I also turned the water pipe that feeds into it into a tiki totem pole with a skateboard at the top. Its been fun, I've had lots people come and hang out while I work on it and drink beers with me. Fun summer. See if you can find the Wu Tang logo.... its like a game of Where's Wu Tang.












Monday, 10 January 2011

Breakfast Club Sign

Here are some pictures of a sign that I painted on the front of The Breakfast Club in December, 2010.
Day one was spent preparing the wall so I didn't bother taking photos of that. Here is the end of day 2. I should mention that in most cases I was only working in the afternoon, usually for around 4 to 6 hours, sometimes longer depending on the weather.

















Day 3 Street View

















Day 4

















Day 4 from the street

















Day 5

















Day 6 Mavie came to help

















Still Day 6 Mavie tidied up all the paint spills and dirty marks for me and by the end of the day it looked like this

















Day 7

















Day 8 - I've added some black leaves and started to darken the colour of the ribbons at katie's request

















Then I added this skull which is part of the original logo for the cafe






















The finished sign

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Calendyarrr Art Show

There's still Tshirts and Calendars available from the Yarrr Exhibition. They'll make great Xmas presents, and you'd be helping Micah cover the cost of creating the whole event.
What a champ.

http://www.yarrrclothing.blogspot.com/

Here's a picture of the one I drew