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So this past weekend I went to see the Green Hornet. Now you would think that a movie with Seth Rogan would just be a comedy that you might be able to just wait till it comes on DVD. But I beg to differ. I for a fact enjoy Seth Rogan movies. The guy is straight up funny. But what caught my eye with this movie is the artwork that was included. In one of the scenes they go through the Nato’s sketch book, and it had drawings of car designs that reminded me of Chip Foose, famous hot rod shop owner and automotive designer that you may recall from the show “Overhaulin”on TLC. Now these sketches may not be drawn by him but it sure did inspire me to write this post on him. Foose’s sketches are amazing as you can see in the pics. To me its his stlye and sketch lines that bring the drawing to life.

My cousin had bought a  replica of the one of his sketches….and by sketch i really mean a rough draft of some sort not fully colored, for 150$. I myself would grab it off google images and just print it, but…you gotta respect the artist right? lol

Go check him out at http://www.chipfoose.com

and definitely go check out Green Hornet.

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Mad Inspiration

For years I’ve been following him and keeping up with his work. I think it was the famous “dj” painting that caught my interest in Justin Bua.

Born in NYC, in the late 60s, Bua is know for his unique style and how he is able to distort images, and his fascination in the urban Hip-hop Culture.

I actually had the pleasure of contacting him via email, and the fact that he responded gave me an even better impression of him. I mean how often are you able to communicate with “your favorite artist”. Anyhow I had told him that his book that he released a few years ago was over priced and he had said that its only 30$. But all of you know that the price in a book from the States is different than the Canadian price. They even show you the prices and here it was costing me 49.50$ lol. (its in the past….)But for what its worth…..I ended up buying the book .

I have to admit that my style may have some Bua attributes in terms of bending the rules of art.

So check out his stuff at: http://www.justinbua.com

“Mr.Bua, I bought the book, and I hope you enjoy this free publicity.” LOL!!!

 


 

Rakim Airbrush


This just finished. Actually its an old painting that i had to revamp. it stood 4 feet high at one point but then redid it and now its half. Is that allowed??

Imagine Da Vinci taking down the Mona Lisa and cropping it or adding something else to it…would it still be the same?

So maybe I went against the laws of art but I find that it looks much better. But isn’t art all about personal expression?

airbrush: 2 hours (intially)

revamp:1 hour

 

Let me know what you think of this?

 

 

Another Airbrush Painting.

So as Christmas approaches, I have customers asking for me to paint random stuff. I shouldnt be doing this but i have to show you one of the pieces I recently completed. They asked for a snow boarder and then to put my creative touches. And this is what came out of that.

3 hours and 1 Red Bull.

Media: Airbrush and spray paint.

Custom superhero…

So I had a client come in today and wanted something original for her boyfriend. And this is what she wanted. Came to the shop with no pic, so I had to face the pressure of doing it in front of her. All good though. There was more to this design but I have to protect the persons ID cus its a present. God forbid he sees it here before Christmas. lol .

 

Ill be open and say that I am 30 years old and over the years have come across a few hundred thousand album covers, almost making it impossible to remember them. Now to break it down to just top 5 was quite the challenge, and absolutely wouldn’t be fair to other album covers that I may have forgotten. SO, I based this on what was going on in my mind at this present moment, pure spontaneous instinct, if there is such thing. lol.

Number 5:

Nas. I love the fact he used the same background for these 4 albums. It tells a story and if you follow and listen to Nas you to would see what he was trying to portray.

Number 4:

Alice Smith.

To be honest her album was good, but when I was short in space for my ipod, she was one of the first to go. No offense. But to me, what stuck out the most was her cover. Love the artwork, looks like a mix media between airbrush, photo shop, and marker. I could be wrong. But the way they used the background for some reason really pulls me in.

Number 3:

Outkast: ATLiens

Big fan of the comic book look. I think they were one of the first to try this and pulled it off.

Number 2:

Kanye West. Why? Because you know that he just wanted to make people ask “WTF?”

But if you know what Kanye’s been through and all the battles he’s faced, whether it be spiritual, emotional or personal, the art work says a lot, and says it loudly.  Here is just one of the few paintings that are a part of Kanye’s “My Dark Beautiful Twisted Fantasy” album.

And at number 1:

MJ. Yes that’s right. Since i was 8, when this cover came out I thought it was the coolest thing in the world. And today I still find this cover badass.

think about the technology back then. they didnt have photoshop. this piece must have been done with airbrush, maybe some guache, and maybe some acrylic work. But just think of how they pieced it together.  This cover is a true piece of work.

Mentionables: Metallica ( and Justice for all), Blackstar (mos def & talib kweli), beatles white album, jayz black album, Gorrilaz (all of them)

Cancer Stinks…

It sucks that to this day, there is still no cure for cancer. I myself know some who have survived it, and unfortunately some who haven’t. But if we come together and fight it, we will soon find a cure.

Today Mephitis Clothing, a Montreal based clothing line, has announced the launch of their special edition “Cancer Stinks” tee.

Within the next few days I should have more info as to how much these tees are going for, and which foundation they have chosen to donate money to.

I find it such a great, and genuine gesture for a company to take time and raise money for such a cause.

As Q-tip (tribe called quest) said, and I use this quote all the time, it should be mine lol, “PROGRESSIONS CAN’T BE MADE , IF WE’RE SEPARATE FOREVER”.

 

Stay tuned

Once again Christmas is creeping up, and very few of us are ahead and have had the Xmas list since Labour day. The rest of us on the other hand….don’t and will soon arrive at the time of the holidays that i would like to call “panic pants period”. Should you hit this point in the holidays, here are some ideas that you may want to play around with.

Number 1:

Customize clothing of what ever the person takes interest to. Get a shirt with their fav band, or  air brush their team on a shoe. We can customize any piece of clothing that comes to mind.

Price: 20$ to 65$ (depending on the type of printing used.)


Number 2:

If you want to get a little more personal, here at UC, we can airbrush your loved one or ones on canvas. It would make a great timeless piece that they can hang in their living room or office.

Price: 75$ to 200$ (depending on size)

Number 3:

If you have little ones that are obsessed with “Build-a-Bear”, why not get a customized shirt for their teddy. We can even customize Build-a-Bear hockey jerseys. And at such an affordable price why not do up the whole wardrobe….just an idea. Please note that we do not have the clothing here at the shop. All clothing for Build-a-Bear is sold only at the actual Build-a-Bear store.

Price: 15$

Number 4:

One of my personal favorite’s. Customized pillow cases and bed sheet. We can either airbrush or print on the fabric. I have a lot of customers requesting this. You can get your favorite band on the sheet with their logo on the pillow case(s), or if you that person is totally into themselves, airbrush their face on the sheet.  (Trust me Ive had people ask for that) The ideas are endless on this item.  Please note that you must bring your own bedsheet set.

Price: (full set airbrushed and or printed on) 100$

pillow cases only: 25$ to 50$ (depending if you print or airbrush)

Number 5:

Last but not lease we have, what I think might be the number one seller: Custom Hockey jerseys.

If that special someone is a big hockey fan, why not get them this awesome gift. You can put their own logo or a team logo on the front, and have their name on the back with a number. We have all sizes, and quite a few color options to choose from. Orders usually take  7 days to complete.

Price: 100$ (not bad huh?)

Well there you have it.  Hope this helps.

Should you have any questions at all just shoot us an email. All items can be ordered through email or by phone. If you do feel adventurous, you can swing by the shop.

Cheers

 

 

So the Montreal Alouettes won the Grey Cup…again, and i was asked to make another shirt for this years win.

So here i present to you. The “WE MAJOR TEE”.

How can you get these tees?

Just shoot me an email or come visit me at the print shop.

info@undergroundcreations.ca

GO ALS!!!