Tuesday, 13 August 2019

GRAFF STORM TROOPER -- 31 INCH FIGURE


This giant 31 inch Storm Trooper is the fourth one of it's kind to be heavily vandalized in Graff Camo..With some added battle damage, this figure has been painted with layers of acrylic and spray paint with words like Star Wars,Sith Style, Dark Side, Rebel Skum, Storm, Trooper and obviously Hoakser...Given a grimy, weathered /rusted look with several washes of acrylics before finishing with clear lacquer..If you're into graff and star wars, this custom is now up for grabs from my ebay store (here) with worldwide shipping available.. 


Saturday, 3 August 2019

TAG HASHER - original painting on canvas


Another one for the drippy face series - Tag Hasher is painted on a 60cm x 40cm canvas in spray paint and acrylic.Given the sketchy look on purpose, this character has been developed from a quick biro sketch on paper so I tried to keep some of that hand drawn quality, but painted with a brush...If you feel you'd like to see this on your wall, it's currently hanging in the store (here) with a make an offer option and worldwide shipping available..


Tuesday, 30 July 2019

GRAFFITI CAMOUFLAGE STAR WARS FIGURES



These 20 inch K2SO and 18 inch Storm Trooper figures have been heavily vandalized with layers of paint and rusty weathering washes..The first few were painted on giant 36 inch figures (which you can see here) and after the last one sold, it was decided the work space looked a little empty without them..These large scale toys are made by Jakks Pacific and have articulation in their legs,arms and heads so they can be played with and posed a little bit.. Covered in layers of tags and color pieces with words like: sith style, star wars, dark side, k2so, troop, storm, storm trooper, other random stuff and most importantly, hoakser.. Painted with spray paint and acrylics and finished with several coats of clear satin lacquer, these one of a kind collectibles are up for grabs in the store (here)..


Tuesday, 23 July 2019

KEEPERS OF THINGS - New ceramics


More ceramic keepers of things that have recently been picked up after their final stage of firing -have just been added to the stores...Each one is hand built and individually made and sculpted with their own unique goofy looking face.. Varying in size and shape, these weird but potentially useful objects weren't made for any particular reason.. They are food safe however and glazed with a bright gloss finish on their insides just in case you did want to eat cereal or drink coffee from them instead of keeping your pens in one place...The outsides (apart from the eyes and teeth) have a matte finish which are heavily textured with sculpted in cracks etc and glazed with a mixture of cobalt blue and red oxide applied in thin washes..








If you like sipping coffee from small one of a kind cups like an absolute boss or prefer eating cereal from a square bowls that no one else has, rather than keeping your pens organized - you might want one of these or know somebody who would ? All of them are now available from my etsy store (here)...

Saturday, 29 June 2019

WHAT THE ?... another drippy faced canvas....


What The? is the latest drippy faced study from a scribble in the book and it's of a startled looking writer who was busy in the yard..Like most of my recent canvas experiments this piece has neon orange tones which in this case don't really show up too well in photographs and appear differently in certain lights.. Measuring 70cm x 50cm , this original one of a kind is now available from the store here...






Monday, 24 June 2019

LATE NIGHTER - character study on canvas



More paint sprays and brush strokes that have just dried recently due to some late night painting....This little alley way scene on canvas measures 35cm x 36cm an has a mixture of metallic and fluorescent paints used in the background.. Different lights change how these mixtures look as the gold reflects the light and the neon orange appears more vibrant against it (something that has been experimented with in recent paintings)..Developed from a rough scribble in the sketch book (pictured below), this study has a bit more detail than the original pen drawing but has retained some of it's looseness which is a look that increasingly pleases me.. Therefore plans to paint more of these smaller scale paintings that are born from scribbles are already being thought about, which doesn't usually happen...



As usual... this one is for sale and if you'd like this one up on your wall, it's currently available from the ebay store (here)..

Friday, 7 June 2019

DRIPPY FACE CHARACTER FIGURE


An idea I'd been toying around with for a while happened recently in the form of one of these anonymous no face characters ..Having painted quite a few of them by now, I wanted to see what one of these drippy faced characters would look like as a figure, so I started sculpting a head...It sat unfinished on the side for a few months until not too long ago, when it was added to with more clay, poked around with tools for a bit and given a resin cast body..Once the sculpting and sanding prep was done, it was undercoated ready for paint and photographed...


Standing 7.5 inches tall this piece is the first attempt / prototype for one of these characters in 3d form.. The head is an original sculpted piece that connects to the body and held in place with embedded magnets.. The body and arms are solid chunk of hand cast resin from the MaskedMan version 3 sculpt ( who also made an appearance on the hoodie - painted with a tiny brush in acrylics..) The little face mask on his hat looks suspiciously similar to my ceramic pieces and sculpted spray cans, which is probably another boring fact, but there you have it...





This character (like most of my others) was made mainly so it could take up space somewhere and represent.. If you happen to have space for such a thing you can currently find it in the Etsy store here among other things that do the same thing but look completely different..

Thanks for looking!!

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

BLACK BOOK SESSIONS - DRIPPY FACE CANVAS


More brush strokes and paint sprays were made to dry in the shape of another one of those drippy faced characters recently...This one was painted on a 51cm x 40cm canvas with lots of layers / built up textures and like many of my most recent works on canvas, has shiny chrome and fluorescent paint that reflect light and hopefully burn retinas..


Featured in this piece is that masked character I've been dropping for the last two decades which started life from a scribble in a book all those years ago.. The concept for this painting was also born from a sketch in one of my many black books, and similar versions have been painted on walls in spray paint (at Upfest 2018) so it was nice to develop the idea further in more detail, on a smaller scale..


If this one takes your fancy and if you think it belongs on one of your walls, you can find it here ( in my Ebay store) 

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

HAPPY FAMILY - BATTISTA vs HOAKSER PRE GRAFFALITE PAINTING


The ongoing series of PreGraffalites just got added to with this latest piece called " A Happy Family - The Thread of Life, originally painted by Italian artist Giovanni Battista Torriglia (1858 - 1937). 

BEFORE...


AFTER...


This old reproduction print on hard board has been carefully doctored with acrylics and remixed with a commissioned looking Family mural in the living quarters of this hard working family.. I wanted the mural to look faded and blend in with the rest of the painting,which required lots of weathering and washes as it looked far too fresh without..



The aim of these paintings is to include graffiti style artwork into them as if it always belonged there.. It sounds easy, but adding artwork around or behind already existing shapes, shades and tones of colour requires lots of paint mixing and careful choices which can't be erased if it looks wrong.. It's quite a slow process that needs quite a lot of thought and careful application mostly with small brushes.. 



Also featured in this piece is that masked man character proudly hanging on their wall, along with a few other bits of artwork they seem to like.. The chunky wooden frame got re sprayed in black, which compliments the piece and looks much nicer (in my opinion) than the original old wood and has been finished with a coat of lacquer. 



As usual, if you'd like this piece to be hanging on one of your walls, head over to the store (here) where its currently listed with worldwide shipping available..

Thanks for looking!!

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

THE DISCARDED


Painted with acrylics on top of a spray painted background, this 61cm x 46cm painting is the latest study of one of those drippy faced characters on a chunky stretched canvas.. Developed from a scribble in the sketchbook (pictured below) this piece has a silvery chrome /multi colored background which reflects differently depending on the lighting..




If you'd like to own this or another one of my original paintings please check out my ebay store to see whats currently available..

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

RESIN STATUE - MR.BOGGLEGOX



This 20cm tall object is a one of a kind, hand made chunk of resin with a magnetically articulated head..Mr.BoggleGox's face is an original sculpture and all the parts used to make this figure are from original sculpts from previous releases. 




Hand painted with spray paint and acrylics before finishing with clear lacquer..This piece's head fully detaches from the body so it can be rotated to face any position.If you'd like to invite this guy round to sit on your shelf, he's currently waiting in my Ebay store..

Monday, 20 May 2019

PEASHHH - DRIPPY FACED STUDY


The latest drippy faced study on canvas recently happened on a 60x20cm stretched canvas and this is it....With a similar use of chrome and neon paint in the backgrounds to some of my most recent canvases, the flat white and grey scale contrast well against the shiny bright colors behind the figure.In certain lights the chrome parts look white and set against the fluorescent orange and yellow the whole thing pings..




 As usual, it was painted with spray paint and acrylics and has been signed lots of times throughout the piece. 
If you'd be like to be the one who has this hanging on their wall, this has recently been added to my ebay store here... PEASHHH!!!

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...