Wednesday, 1 May 2019

ALPHABET SOUP PRINT


25 letters and a recognizable O...Ask any graffiti writer and they'd tell you that having your own lettering style is important, and over the years I'd like to think I've developed mine into something of my own.This Alphabet soup design was digitally created from an A3 drawing on paper in pencil and ink.. A limited amount of them are currently available from my stores in A3 and A4 sizes with free UK postage...


Friday, 19 April 2019

WALL LICKER - SPRAY CAN SCULPTURES


More empty cans rose from the dead a few days ago in the form of these big mouthed "Wall Lickers".. Sculpted with air drying clay and brought to life with spray paints and acrylics, each can is unique and has been burst open and depressurized, making them safe to post and display forever.. Currently available from my stores, take a look around to see what's available at the moment if you want to pick one up to make your shelves look more interesting..Some of the latest ones are pictured in this post and new cans are being made all the time, so keep your eyes peeled and your mouths open!





Thursday, 4 April 2019

GRAFFIC TRAFFIC - TRANSIT VAN BLACKBOOK PRINTS




Over the past year or so I've sometimes found some time to draw a quick outline on a van and have gathered a pile big enough to do a few different editions of this sort of idea. Originally drawn onto a4 van templates, each one has recently been scanned into a computer and compiled into this print..Head over to the store if you want to pick one up..They are available in A3 and A4 sizes and come with free stickers..


Sunday, 31 March 2019

LIVE AND BREATHE


More paint in the shape of that character I often do has recently been applied onto this 2 piece painting on canvas.. Each one measures 40x40xm, making this a at least 80cm in length and it could be displayed with a small gap between the two?
The background consists of my recently discovered fascination for chrome and shiny vs neon fluorescent, with lots of textures going on in between...
This one features one of those Wall Lickers I make - controlled by a firm grip!




If you'd like to make this painting appear on your wall, keep your eye on my stores ( here ) as I'll be making it available soon...Thanks for looking!!

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

SPRAY CANS ON LEGS



These 25cm tall spray can customs are my latest efforts to reduce the never ending pile of dead cans I make and turn them into something else..Complete with hand cast resin legs from an original sculpt which are mounted to a sculpted base.The legs have magnets embedded inside them which grip a magnet attached to the bottom of the spray cans.. Each one is a unique mix of original sculpture, cast resin and recycled materials..


Like most of my work, they were painted with spray paint and acrylics and given several layers of washes to get that grimy look just right..Finished with a clear coat of gloss lacquer to give them a smooth shiny feel.. If you'd like to own one of these they'll be in my store soon, accompanied by these new Wall Licker style ones...on legs!!




Sunday, 3 March 2019

UNTITLED..DRIPPY CHARACTER CANVAS



More late night experiments with fluorescent and shiny metallic paint have resulted in this painting on a 70x50cm canvas..Taken from a drippy faced scribble in the sketch book and developed in detail with layers of techniques and
textures, painted with sprays and acrylics.. Due to the mix of shiny and neon, some of the tones and contrasts are hard to capture on camera..Chrome sometimes appears as white depending on how the lighting is which then makes the neon orange look fairly normal..Trust me - it pops!! 





As usual, this piece is up for grabs in my store if you'd like to own it.. (available here)..

More of these drippy faced experiments are already in progress and prints of this piece are also in the pipeline..Keep your eye on my stores or social media links to stay in the know! Thanks for looking!!

Monday, 25 February 2019

CAMERA SHY


More of that late night painting has been happening quite a lot lately, mostly well into the early mornings..This couple of "Camera Shy"characters are full of drippy effects and have an eye catching mix of fluorescent and chrome paints... 



Measuring 70 x 50 cm, this signed one of a kind can be found hanging in the store (here) at the moment with worldwide shipping available..

SPRAY CANS WITH DIRTY FACES


More empty cans that once upon a time had the life squeezed out of them and were destined for the bin or left to rust where they were rendered useless , now look like this.. Sculpted onto and hand painted with spray paint and acrylics, these one of a kind cans have real eyes, that aren't really real but they still follow you around and sleep when nobody is watching..


Each can is burst open and pierced with a small hole so they are 100% empty / depressurized making them safe and legally allowed to be sent in the post around the world.. To see what pieces are currently available please take a look around my ebay and etsy stores..

Sunday, 17 February 2019

DRIPPY FACED CANVAS EXPERIMENTS


More drippy faced experiments have just finished drying and this is what they look like.. Painted with layers of spray paint and acrylics, these 2 paintings were worked on simultaneously and built up until I thought they both looked as finished as the other..Each canvas measures 60cm x 20cm and both are currently available from my etsy store..





Monday, 4 February 2019

GOLD AND NEON



Goldeneon...That word I had to make up for a colour that doesn't exist yet.. Painted across 2 40x40 cm canvases, this latest piece of that masked character I often paint has a mixture of fluorescent neon paints and shiny metallic gold.. Possibly the brightest, most eye catching painting I've ever done that hurt and strained my eyes when working on it up close..



This one didn't get to hang around and light up my studio wall space for too long as it was purchased by someone within hours of it being posted on social media..For a long time while painting this I wasn't too convinced of the colour choices but mixing metallic with neon is something I'll definitely be experimenting with more often in the future..


Thursday, 24 January 2019

FRESH RESIN STATUES


A fresh batch of resin cast creations have been slowly getting cobbled together and completed on the paint bench lately.. These 5 figures stand approximately 20cm tall and combine hand cast resin parts with additional sculpture, bringing everything together and also adding a few extra details. Each one is a unique version with no articulation and has been painted with acrylics before finishing with a gloss lacquer..



Whilst painting these 2 Wu versions, it dawned on me that this character turns 20 years old this year, with the first one being scribbled on paper in 1999, wearing the legendary Wu Tang hoodie..
For me personally, making figures of this character is why I started to teach myself sculpting all those years ago., because I wanted to own one myself  for some reason? The thought that these plastic/resin forms will outlive any versions of this character I've sprayed onto a wall over the years is one of the main things that appeals to me about making more permanent work such as these.

If you'd like to own one of these statues, they are currently up for sale in my etsy store HERE along with this 18cm tall nozzle headed VandalFace figure pictured below.....


Thursday, 3 January 2019

GRAFF CAMO STAR WARS STORM TROOPER


This giant 31 inch figure got given quite a few layers of paint treatment recently, turning it into the first Graff Camo Storm Trooper of it's kind.. Covered in tags, throwups and pieces painted with spray paint and acrylics and given several weathering / rust washes before being finished with a few coats of gloss lacquer.. 




Currently available from my ebay store in a galaxy not too far away.


Sunday, 2 December 2018

SPRAY CAN SCULPTURES WITH MAGNETIC ARTICULATION

Standing 25 cm tall, these one of a kind spray cans equipped with their own spray cans were carefully made with a combination of recycled materials,original sculpture and resin cast parts..With powerful magnets embedded into their little limbs so they can move about, each can is a unique sculpture which has been been hand painted with spray paints and acrylics before finishing with gloss lacquer..






If you'd like to own one of these, the first 5 are now available from my store here...

Friday, 21 September 2018

NOZZLE HEADED TOY PART MASHUPS - GRAFFITI FIGURE SCULPTURES


   A gang of new mashups made with a combination of toy parts and original sculpture have recently been finished and added to the store..
   
Cobbled together with the limbs of broken / recycled toys, these weird little mashup characters were made from other characters so they could claim a space for me, on somebody's shelf, somewhere in the world..
   Over the years lots of these nozzle headed objects have made there way into peoples homes and collections, if you'd like to see more of these you can find them in the gallery section of my site for kitbashed sculptures here ..  


  Over the years lots of these nozzle headed objects have made there way into peoples homes and collections, if you'd like to see more you can find them in the gallery section of my site for kitbashed sculptures here ..  

  If you'd like to own one of these, they are currently available from my etsy store with free UK postage..Prices vary from £70 to £35 and all orders come with free stickers!! 

If you are reading this...Thanks for looking!!

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

JUST LETTERS - wildstyle on canvas


What no characters? It's been forever since painting a canvas that didn't have a character as the main focus, so recently I decided to drop a few 'just letters' paintings..Created with acrylics on spray painted backgrounds, these 60x20cm pieces were all freestyled (without a sketch) and worked on simultaneously..It was quite fun to work all three at the same time (and more productive) while one layer dried on one painting, I'd work on another until they were done..It's always interesting to see what colors can do to a piece and how they look next to each other..Personally I now prefer the bottom painting but for a while it was my least favourite, until some turquoise got added to the mix..Which ones your favourite??

If you'd like to own one of these paintings.. they are now available from my etsy store.. with free UK postage..