Art not advertising

The irony of this little project isn’t lost on me.

Using an art form that I practiced unsanctioned as a youth to paint over illegally place advertising.

I’ve got a bit of beef with advertising poster companies…mixed with a small amount of  jealousy. You can vandalise pretty much anything you like if it’s an ad, poster advertisers are very difficult to prosecute. Whereas if I were to paint or place artwork in the same way I’d be in jail.

This time I got my own back on poster advertisers, being given a small commission to remove/paint over the offensive band posters.

Surf’s up!

I can’t remember getting a birthday present from my brother, I don’t think he’s ever got me anything.

Unlike the lucky guy who’s brother not only got him a custom board, but also gave me the board to whip up a little happy birthday lettering with custom family portrait…how thoughtful! I wish I could be reincarnated into this dudes family, looks like they have a lot of fun.

The board itself was more of a challenge than I expected. The markers that have a very limited colour palette and unlike paint, blending and shading doesn’t work particularly well. The piece was executed with line work and stippling rather than smooth grades of shading.  Posca paint markers are also very flat and chalky so I’m hoping the final coast of fibre glass makes the colours ‘pop’ a bit more.

I’d really like to do a few more of these, focusing on large images filling the whole board. I really like doing these customisations, working on canvas feels a little static, these types of things are fun and energetic.

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