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Letters from the world.

Saturday, May 4th, 2013

Blog entry May 4th, 2013. This kind of thing still blows my mind…

“To Whom it May Concern;
I am a 3rd grade teacher in Idaho. We are studying art and great artists. Each of my students pick an artist that interests them to do a research project on. The students find information about their chosen artist and then using the information that they gather, they “become” the artist in our Great Artist Museum. We then present this performance piece to my students’ parents and guests. One of my students has chosen you as their great artist. I was wondering if he could contact you to ask you questions as we are having a hard time finding information on Ewok’s life for the timeline piece of his project.
Thank you for your help.
Andrea Snow”

In my mind, I’m still just a punk ass who grew up listenin’ to rap, terrorizing rush hour traffic on a skateboard after school with a bunch of other punks till it was time to go home…   To think that drawing funny pictures and painting them on other people’s property over and over until people paid me to do it, could some day impact the youth is still crazy to me.   That either says a lot about my determination, or more about today’s youth.  ha!

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VIDEO BLOG 79 DROP.

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

VIDEO BLOG APRIL 24, 2013   #79 w/ Ghost Deter & Spot. Brooklyn 2013

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Detail shots

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

April 21st Blog Entry 2013
So this weekend I painted a wall… here’s some images. Video Blog to follow soon…

HUMANlington makes his 2013 debut….

2013.

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SKILL BRAT RNGDS !

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

BLOG ENTRY APRIL 20,2013

My extended family on the west coast livin that life. Proud of you guys, especially Luigi. This video is based on something in the Bboy world that is usually frowned upon, because it breaks up the idea of what a crew is supposed to be.. But sometimes you have a bond with friends that aren;t in your crew, so in this situation 3 friends made up a crew based on each of their own crews… SKILLMETHODZ, BOOGIE BRATS and RENEGADES became SKILL BRATS RENEGADES and they entered the biggest battle in the United States and won and ended up going to Japan for the finals and winning that. Check the video, it’s really inspiring for me. I hope you enjoy it. Not a lot of people realize I’ve been a real Bboy for more years of my life than I’ve been writing Graffiti, I kept the lifestyles separate as best as I could to not tip off any eager photo types to shoot pics of me while getting down and it worked for years. Unfortunately I had to hang up my shelltoes and move on, due to at the time what I felt was losing the passion for the dance as well as just getting hurt more and more as I got older, the recovery time taking longer and of course my crew SKILLMETHODZ basically all relocated to Hollywood to destroy the industry. So when I see these kinds of videos it definitely is bitter sweet, but I live through my crew now so it’s all good…..
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NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK

Friday, April 19th, 2013

Blog entry April 18, 2013 #NKOTB

So I did a pretty funny illustration for Valentine’s day of Adventure Time Characters and switch out some identities, that sparked a commission offered from a collector of mine who’s wife is a big New Kids fan, never in my life would I ever expect to do something like this so I jumped on the idea, not because of the money ( never hurts) but because NO ONE would ever expect to see it done by me. And those are the things I love to do… So above is the end result, I had to pic references from a certain period of their career, obviously they went thru a young kid phase and now they’re doing a come back so they’re on the older side in pictures.  I was informed her favorite in the band was Donnie, so I made sure he was in the middle, a bit more stylized than the rest and he was holding one of these “Teeny Bopper” mags autographed to MAE.

Check the full piece in the ILLUSTRATION section.  Stay tuned for more wacky shit as I am working on about 8 other commission pieces currently.  And feel free to drop me a line if you think youre interested in a piece. In regards to turn around time you would be much better off picking up something that is already painted in my opinion because I painted it purely for the love…. When someone says ” I have $5,000…  the entire time Im painting it and listenin’ to music in my studio relaxing, its annoying to keep hearing that money in my head…. there’s a fun side to doing a new piece with a new idea, but I prefer not to be thinking about dollars when Im in the creative place….

here’s a couple other pics I had on the camera…. Check it out… more to come later

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Samurai Painting. 2004

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

March 27, 2013 BLOG ENTRY.  Samurai Painting 2004.

So the time has come, I’ve held onto this piece tightly as long as I could, turned down a good number of in person offers over the years, and even took it off my canvas section because of the repetitive email inquiries…   But last week I was offered a price I couldn’t refuse and it will now be going to a new home where I know it will be just as appreciated if not more.  Farewell Sam, we had some good times…  Best of luck wherever your path takes you.  SAMURAI Mixed Media on Canvas 24 x 36 2004.

Also I wanted to give a shout out and thanks to everyone who ordered my BRAINLINGTON Tees.  They’re all gone.

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EWOKONE VIDEO BLOG 78

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

March 19, Blog Entry. 2013. Video Blog # 78. The Oggetti Project. Miami Florida 2012.

With guests, SP.ONE and JICK Imok. And a walk on by Lenny Kravitz..
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Studio Peak, March 12,2013

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Blog entry: Studio peak, March 12,2013

QUADruple tasking a few commissions in the studio today… Here’s a peak.   #beasting

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FLIP THE SCRIPT

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

March 12, Blog Entry 2013.

So I got a nice package in the mail from the homey HAND SELECTA who put together is book about the origins of the hand style. My hat goes off to him for even considering to attempt taking this kind of task on. He aimed high and did a great job.  If you can get your hands on it, pick it up you won’t be let down. I only wish I had gotten in on it :)  haha….  FLIP THE SCRIPT

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HORSELINGTON Customs

Saturday, March 9th, 2013

Blog Entry March 9th, 2013

Today I wanted to dedicate an entry to something I think is pretty fuckin’ awesome… An alternate universe of customized HORSELINGTONS by many many brilliant artists, unfortunately there’s just too many to try to name so I wanted to at least post a bunch.  But before that I want to thank everyone who saw this figure as a blank canvas and saw their own vision through my own as a platform.  With my BRAINLINGTON figure coming up fast, I can only wonder if the same thing would happen again… Anyway, enjoy these pictures I’ve gathered.

From this….. to….

There’s a lot more out there, but these are the ones I just grabbed quick off Google…

ALSO, I added a new section to the site this week, check it out. A place to showcase things on a smaller scale..  Click the button above.

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Essam Benefit

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Blog entry March 8th 2013

So I offered a painting to be part of this auction coming up. If you want to go, check it out, should be some good stuff in the mix. FREE ESSAM WEBSITE

“Big Brother” 2012. Watercolor and acrylic mix.

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Step By Step BRAINLINGTON 6 X 6 ft. on Wood.

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Feb. 23rd, Blog Entry 2013.   The Step By Step BRAINLINGTON 6 X 6 ft. on Wood.


I decided to take step by step images over the last few months of this process so I could put them up in order later.  There a few images missing in the middle but I think this does the job.  Have a look. Below is the final obviously.

In the end it is 6 ft. by 6ft. on Masonite and a nice wooden frame backing. The background is my signature acquired collage material and the foreground is Acrylic paint. BRAINLINGTON 6 foot tall. What’s funner than that? The completion of this was perfect timing, as the week it was completed, contracts had been signed to have BRAINLINGTON made into a 12 inch tall Vinyl Figure to be released in limited numbers in June/ July with the company MightJAXX this is just the tip of the ice burg here, stay tuned for more info.

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OKER Auction

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Feb. 21st Blog entry 2013

TONIGHT!

Oker was recently sentenced to two year in prison for graffiti in the U.K. The Pure Evil Gallery in London is hosting a benefit tomorrow to help his family (wife + 2 kids) take care of the mortgage and bills while he’s away. There’s lots of amazing original art and prints for sale.

Artist include: Cope 2, Wane COD, Ces One TMT, JA One XTC, VFR, Skuf, Reas, Craig Costello / KRINK, Noah TFP, Barry McGee / Twist, Amaze, SP.One, Ewok 5MH, Spot KMS, David Villorente / Chino BYI, Oker, Ben Eine, Skore TRC, Petro TFW, Akt One, Tox 13 DDS, Fakso, Egs CDC and more…

6:00pm, Thursday – February 21, 2013
The show runs until the 24th. You can check out some of the art up for auction online at: http://pureevilgallery.virb.com/oker
Please check back for updates.

Pure Evil Gallery
108 Leonard Street
London, England
EC2A 4XS

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BUCKCHERRY WEBSITE

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

Feb.16th Blog Entry 2013

Swing over to the newly renovated BUCKCHERRY .COM website. This year while they where in the studio working on this brand new album I was building with Keith and Josh on the visual side as to what the graphics would look like for each song. The basis of this project was the 7 sins. A song dedicated to each sin and a story being told throughout the album, a story I won’t give away but basically I was hired to offer my warped view on things to bring something completely new and fresh to the project. Something that nobody would see coming!  I think we hit it out the park, and I know for the guys this album means a lot to them personally so I have a feeling there’s some true life references to them if you listen to the story line. I’m aware this kind of music might not be for my sites “demo”, and if know me you’d know I’m an 80’s baby who grew up on rap and skate rock, but I gotta tip my hat to these guys, they’ve given me back stage VIP treatment to a few shows and from the point of view of someone who’s never seen them perform, and to be honest didn;t know much about their music at all,  each show I went to I was floored by their performances and how die hard their fan base is. The kill it! I mean REALLY kill it.  I had a blast at every show I went to.

Anyways, check out their new site, you’ll see a bunch of the work I did on the album all over the front page, which is also fold out art in all the albums, Itunes package, as well as collectors 12 inch vinyl records they got on the site as a PRE ORDER for the smart people who collect things today that will be worth a shit ton of money tomorrow. ( Don’t say I didn’t warn you, my blog is like insider stock tips for Wall St. but for art collectors) Feel free to grab one of the 12 inch records, I think the vinyl is red or something, but more importantly the graphics inside.

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Feb. 15th Blog Update. 2013. V-day gift. ADVENTUREWOK TIME Illustration.

A fun Valentine’s Day gift I did to resemble 2 people and their pets, rotating the main ADVENTURE TIME characters out, and replacing them with characteristics and pets to make it a complete inside joke and a funny twist on something recognizable.  Plus the cartoon rocks…

Whipped it up in about an hour, with a little extra time spent masking off the foreground to throw some spray paint in the sky.

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Jean Giraud aka MOEBIUS

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Feb. 12, 2013 Blog Entry.  Dedicated to the genius of MOEBIUS.  8 May 1938 – 10 March 2012

Today I wanted to showcase an artists work I only discovered last year for the 1st time, but has since become a great inspiration to me, the late  Jean Giraud aka MOEBIUS.  The more images I dig up the more inspired and amazed I become, this man truly was one of the greats. What I enjoy about his work is not only the level of detail and craftsmanship, or the staging of his layouts, or the dreamlike colors he’s uses… more importantly to me anyway was the mind behind the vehicle that put the ideas paper. These things to me are what make someone stand out from the rest…  In some rare cases when looking at an artist’s work you have an immediate window into the mind of who that person was/is and how his brain worked.  A self portrait of sorts as to who that artist is, in cases where the artist is true to himself and not creating a product strictly to make money. In those cases for instance you usually wind up with art that is catering only to an audience that usually wants to buy ANOTHER artist’s work they can’t afford, and behind him is a few people creating a similar but lack luster lower price point of art, usually lacking greatly the integrity said first artist offers.  In this case you know right away this man was one of a kind and had no limitations when creating his work whether it was commissioned or for himself. One of my biggest let downs now will be never having the chance to ask him questions or ever getting the chance to meet him.  His work now goes for steep prices as well, so that narrows the option further of being able to own a piece of his, for me anyway.

One of my favorites.

One thing that I’ve noticed throughout the years of researching artists that stand out for me is that usually (not in all cases) the really unique artists that I look up wind up being left handed to my surprise. I don’t  exactly know why this is but in my opinion I find that these left handed artists to creating from a different part of the brain then right handed people. Generic right handed artists are usually the type, even in their successful stages to be reproductive types, be it masterful landscape painters from photos or refernece, or photographic portrait painters from life study or photographic references. The ones who generally bring something brand new from the deep corners of the mind seem to be leftys, I find anyway.   There’s plenty of research on this topic alone but I’m not here to delve into that now, but I will say when I look at MOEBIUS’ art, his work reminds me of the way a lefty would create, but he’s a righty!  So I can only wonder if he was able to break through some kind of  barriers and was able to create from the part of the brain some lefty’s are easier tapping into.  This also goes for another artist fave of mine Simon Bisley.  Another righty, who creates like a lefty so who knows….. These things also happen more from those who delve in psychedelics but again, another topic for another entry… ( post edit : ironic indeed  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=501zclIUQBQ )

Here’s are some images I found around the web that I enjoyed.  To this entry I tip my hat to this man, and his career. I don;t know much about his life, or what kind of person he was on a personal level but one can only be in awe at the distance he traveled as an artist of his early years up until his passing last year.  If anyone out there reading this owns any of his work and wants to do a trade for a painting, feel free to reach out.  I would love to own something of MOEBIUS to hang in the studio as a constant reminder of the bar he set, that I am constantly reminded of every time I see his work.  Long live Jean Giraud aka MOEBIUS!

for a more deeper look go HERE

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LEATHER PATCH GOODS

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Feb. 8th 20123 Blog Entry. LEATHER PATCH GOODS.

This is the brand new LARGE Leather back patch. Measures up at 10 inches, and can be applied directly to any surface with a 3M Adhesive backing that peels and sticks exactly like a decal would, except this takes 1.5 days to cure and is virtually indestructible. Made in AMERICA! Can go on your luggage, backpack, jacket, vest you name it. This style product originates from the motorcycle industry and is made of durable quality.

Above is showing the LARGE White Leather Patch as well as the regular smaller ones to show scale,  these are 3.5 inches. I love these things!

And the adhesive backing.  Get yours HERE while they last!

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new tattoo.

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Feb.4th blog entry 2013 Tattoo submission.

This last week I was emailed this tattoo from a friend and long time art collector Tarik Moore.  He asked me last week if I would mind him getting a tattoo of of one of my drawings. Of course I wouldn’t right?  This is one of the reasons I always respected The WU-TANG as a legacy, I’ve seen hundreds of WU TANG logos tattood on people all over the world. That’s a very clear symbolic way of knowing you’ve really impacted people, so I’m always excited to get these emailed to me. I may do a blog in a bit of all the photos I’ve collected over the years, just to put them in one place.  If you have a tattoo of my work please feel free to drop a pic in an email, ya never know, if it’s a good photo it might get published in a book ;)

POST EDIT:

A couple pictures I found after posting

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BRAINLINGTON RELEASE FRIDAY AT NOON. (Eastern time)

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Jan. 23rd Blog entry 2013 BRAINLINGTON RELEASE FRIDAY AT NOON. (Eastern time)

This Friday January 25th at noon (Eastern),  “T.G.P.” returns with it’s first release of, ” BRAINLINGTON” in Red or White (men’s sizes). Limited stock!!!

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If you’ve been watching Instagram or Bloglington lately you may have picked up on a buzz that there was going to be a return of THE GIMME PROJECT.  This Friday kicks off the project I put down about 6 years ago, this time it has more focus, better quality and more surprises to come. Be proud to buy AMERICAN MADE products and don’t miss this first release!

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Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Jan, 22,2013 Blog entry. REST IN PEACE CASE 2 TFP
This was a video done by the 4BURNERS guys, I’m humbled to have Case2 give a little shout out in the middle. It’s sad that this dude isn’t here anymore, seems like this was just yesterday….

and here’s my video from the same day, time flies…


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Chevy runs deep.

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Jan. 16,2013 Blog entry.

EWOKONE straight letter coming off  in a Chevy Commercial. Chevy runs deep #nh.     shot by Annie Leibovitz.  Commercial is floating around the web somewhere….

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follow your goals.

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

January 13th Blog Entry 2013


I hope you can enjoy this.

and if you enjoyed that, take the a leap

Alan Watts.
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REZONES photography

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

January 10th Blog Update. Rezone’s photography.

Images courtesy of my friend REZONE RSK.  Poughkeepsie Royalty.   Characters by EWOKONE, the original Angry Bird conceptualizer…..

Early prelim sketch,  just found this pic…

The progress side of a project.

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video blog 76

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Jan. 8th  BLOG UPDATE 2013    Video Blog 76 drop

WITH SP.ONE and our new 004 TEAM member ALOY from the west coast.  Welcome to the fam brotha..

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new canvas ideas.

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Jan. 7,2012 BLOG UPDATE

A few different ideas for paintings I plan to start this week.

Stay t00ned…..

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FRIENDS.

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

Jan. 6. blog entry 2013

I had this on cassette at age 7. approx. 1983??? True story, and would do back spins on my moms kitchen floor on 110 Down St. Kingston NY. That’s one to grown on.
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New Painting for Zac Dierssen. #commission

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

Jan. 1st. Blog update Part3. 2013

Zac Dierssen has been a long time collector of mine, so it was tough having his piece sit unfinished for a few months in my studio unable to send off. The holidays, Art Basel, video editing, Jiu Jitsu etc etc… LIFE just piles up at times but finally I’ve gotten over the end of the year hump and I’ve slid nicely into my indoor studio season where I get to grind hard and catch up to everyone else who paints indoors all year long, while I’m out doors soaking up the sun and painting in the street :)

This piece above, some what goes against my moral code of not doing “Graffiti” on a canvas.  My paintings generally are 99% of the time (these days anyway) character driven as I’ve come to a place in my life where I Don’t want to sell my graffiti to someone who doesn’t  know anything about the lifestyle behind it, and mainly the problems, or the happiness it’s has brought me over the last 20 some years.  When I’m able to get out and paint these days it’s my way to unplug from everything else and I only want to share that experience with those I choose to paint with.  Zac is an old friend who’s known me for quite some time now and specifically asked for EWOK Lettering to be in it, so for him I tried to find a way to integrate lettering , scenery which was also another request, and of course my characters. The end result is this fun image above.  Zac only collects 2×4 ft.works of art from people so I chose to do this on Masonite and horizontal as apposed to two other I had done in the past that where vertical.  Fedex is knockin’ Zac, get the front door for Christ sake!!!

POST EDIT:  to save me from a slew of emails, I get pricing questions asked all the time.  I do accept commission painting work from time to time, I much rather paint for me and if someone wants a painting they can look at what I have available. But as for pricing goes, generally I don’t get out of bed for less than a $1,000,   That’s been my quote for years now that my friends love reciting back to me with a laugh…   Depending on the size and complexity can raise tremendously in price.  Serious inquiries only please,  I try to spend as little amount of time behind a computer as necessary these days.  Hit me up, let me know what you’re looking to spend and I”ll let you know what I have in that area if I can accommodate you.

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Aussie magzine from 2011

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

Jan. 1st. Blog Update 2013

Just updated the PRESS Section with an interview I was part of in an Australian magazine in 2011.

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