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Kamis, 30 April 2009

Dale Earnhardt Chopper...

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.

Senin, 27 April 2009

Pinstriped Flames Added to Truck...

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.

Pinstripe Peacock...

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.

Jumat, 24 April 2009

Vans of the Past...

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...

Kid Koala

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!

Here's Kid Koala in action


Kamis, 23 April 2009

'35 Ford'

I painted this on my friends new toolbox using brushes and lettering enamel. He just completed building this car that he's been working on for a few years.

Rabu, 22 April 2009

Earth DEEZ!

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)


Dammit this song's dope!


Custom Paint Featured in "Hot Bike Baggers"

A bike built by Heavy Metal Designz and custom painted by me is featured in "Hot Bike Bagger" magazine this month...

Sabtu, 18 April 2009

Fire Skull...

What's scarier than a laughing skull? A laughing skull made of fire....so scary.

Jumat, 17 April 2009

Kamis, 16 April 2009

T.T.T. Tank...

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.

Rabu, 15 April 2009

Initiation Time!

In order to join the RAD crew you gotta do somethin crazy... So after a long night we all went to Dennys! Jason aka J-Bone had to take a shot of the syrup for pancakes... suckerrrrr!

J-Bone vs. Syrup from Marcus Paras on Vimeo.

our boy j-bone puttin down a hefty shot of syrup after a successful trip to WOD.

Lowrider Tape Fades and Pinstriping...

I painted this display panel to show some lowrider tape fade techniques. There is also gold leaf and pinstriping along with metal flake and candies

Selasa, 14 April 2009

Test the Quest

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..."

True Beauty...

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...

Senin, 13 April 2009


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!

I'd like that.


"Don't wait 'til people are dead to give them flowers"


Minggu, 12 April 2009

Black Widow Customs...

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! 

Sabtu, 11 April 2009

Street Tales Chopper...

I painted this bike a few years ago for my friends at Infamous Choppers. The murals depicted inside the tribal designs tell the tales from the streets, about ruthless greed, and beauty lost.

Jumat, 10 April 2009

if you got sh*t to do.

Skull & Roses Tatty...

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...

Kamis, 09 April 2009

And Even More of the Lulubell Opening...

...more photos of some of the art featured at the show...

...at the end of the night, we struck a pose and took a pic.