This is a gas tank I painted for a friends chopper that was all race themed. I really like the way it turned out, especially the illusion of the raised #3 on top. I wish I had some photos of the entire bike together, but I don't.
A friend came to me with his truck that he recently had someone paint a magenta stripe down the side. He thought the stripe looked plain, and wanted to know if I could add anything to it that would "spice it up." I suggested painting pinstriped flames inside the stripe in a compatible color, and putting some on the hood also. He liked the way it turned out, and thought his truck finally looked complete.
I pinstriped this peacock on the sail panel of a friends lowrider the other day. I striped other locations on the car also, but the photos didn't turn out well. We were both happy the way it turned out. He wanted me to use blue to match the interior, and silver to match the chrome. I really don't like to paint on a white base, because white and yellow are the worst colors to paint on and still make the graphics look good. Dark colors always make the graphics on top of them look better.
I found some old photos of my first two cars. The one on top was a Dodge Caravan cargo version I bought for $700. Before I got it, it sat in a farm field for almost 3 years and was home to many small animals and insects. I shot it flat black and laid out flames all with rattle cans. I drove that thing like it was a rally car. The second van was a Chrysler Voyager, and leaked transmission fluid so bad that I had to buy it by the case, and keep at least a dozen gallons in the back. No joke. I sprayed it Rusto metallic purple, and painted the green flames on with a roller and 1 Shot...
One of the most revolutionary turntablists, Kid Koala, is having an art show at gallery nucleus in Alhambra this Sunday. The art show stars YOU! You bring your own drawing book and draw to the sounds of Kid Koala. Drawing time begins at 5p. See you there!
It's Earth Day Bitch! haha... so the RAD crew is gonna spend this warm wednesday out on the fields. We're gonna plant some (cough) flowers. And shape the flowers into a RAD hype monster. Lets see how it comes out. (that's what she said)
This bare sheet metal gas tank belongs on a ratted-out chopper built by the guys at Fastlane. The 3 T's are done in varigated leaf and outlined with rusty brown. I'm told that they stand for 'T Town Thugs' of Tucson. I wish I had a photo of the entire bike together to show.
A beautiful girl stumbled upon this pic and sent it to us. So I decided to post it, because the black shirt on the right is a CLASSIC RAD shirt. It was from our first line ever. It's kind of a trip seeing it on Quest Crew. hell ya!
"logic will take you from point A to B, Imagination will take you everywhere..."
I think of the sky as God's canvass, and as a beautiful painting he creates every day. I'm fortunate to currently live in a place thats known for it's amazing sunrises and sunsets. Here are some photos I've taken with my mobile phone...
This is a display panel I painted for potential customers to check out my flame skills. I also did a faux granite border around it. Flames are timeless, always a reliable stand-by when someone doesn't know what to paint on their ride, and appeals to everybody. I always said that flames/fire, skulls, and pinup girls are the cornerstones of custom paint. Those three elements will never go out of style, and can be added to almost anything to make it look better. Many people that come to me for trick paint don't want flames because they say that flames are played out, but well done flames will never get old!
My friends at Black Widow Customs wanted me give their plain walls some graffiti and mural treatment a while ago, so this is what I did... ...the piece above was created using a combination spray can and airbrush, and the lettering below is all spray paint... ...now that is what I call loyalty!
I recently inked this skull and roses on a friend. This was my first attempt at a tattoo done almost entirely with a shader, and no liner work. This style has been made popular by tattoo masters such as Nikko Hurtado and Mike DeVries. I really like this method of tattooing because it shares many technical concepts as airbrushing. Hopefully, there will be a demand for this style of tattooing, and I will be able to continue to develop my skill...