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

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