This photo is of a Navigator I painted about 5 years ago. The owner told me to go crazy with the paint work and that he wanted it to turn heads and win awards. I painted blue real fire coming off the front, lowrider tape fades on the upper half, beveled metal tribal with rivets, woodgrain, granite, and checkers. The best part is that there are 36 pinup girls ghosted in the red, most of them naked.
The first show that the owner entered the Navigator was the NYC Funk Master Flex All Star Car Show, and it won best paint. Pretty good.
These are some graphics for motorcycles done completely with 1 Shot and brushes. This is the type of custom paint I commonly do at bike rallies. I really enjoy these types of projects because they are relatively fast, simple, and fun to do.
Tramp Warner, who is one of my good friends, and artistic influences, asked me to design him a graffiti/lowrider style lettering logo. This is the inked sketch I did. Tramp is one of my favorite pinstripers and custom painters, as well as a good guy who I always look forward to hanging out with. It was an honor to be asked to create some art for him.
I painted this Honda Civic that's owned by my good friend and base coat/clear coat guy back east. It received a lot of attention and was featured in this magazine ad for a wheel company. It was also featured at the Hot Import Nights and SEMA shows the same year. Whoever created the ad did some poor photoshopping because the reflection of the model is of her back, not her front which would be correct...who cares.
Above and below are before-and-after photos of another huge wall... ...and below is part of another mural. I painted the headlights of the Merc and the lighted windows of the buildings with glow in the dark paint. Also, check out the ghost skulls in the clouds...
...my friends at Black Widow Customs are moving their shop to a new and larger location. But before they move in to the new garage, they had me paint some graffiti murals on the walls to add some style to the joint. Above is a photo of the new Montana paint cans I used for the first time, I will never use anything else again! Below are two before-and-after pics of the main wall. It's so big that I couldn't fit it all in the shot, but I will be posting many more photos of the walls in the following days...
My friend wanted the hood of his Audi painted with a biomechanical style, so I based it in silver, airbrushed the graphics in black, then sprayed it with rootbeer candy to match other sections of the car. He liked it very much.
To everyone, i wanna apologize on behalf of the rad crew for the lack of blogging lately. I mean the last blog was tangerine tuesday that seems ages ago! But we have been crazy busy lately. It all started with DunkXchange, then UCI last week for Vendor fair, then San diego for "thought Fest." After all that, we had to go back to San Diego for Volume III which was a real treat, not only did we see the homies from the BAY (shout out to IFP) who killed the show by the way.. oh yea... we Also got to see the lovely Erica David, Rin on the Rox, and many other great performers!
Heres a few pictures of our shinanigans DunkXCHANGE
Vintage piece at UCI
twinziies rockin that Steppie Tee
What am I doin??
Mr.Johnny Cupcakes doin' me fowl
San Diegos finest westview high chillen the de vinci's boys3men special tanks!
the de vinci's II
the de vinci's III
ill upload more pictures later too many things to do right now!