A lot of the streets in the suburbs of San Francisco don’t have traffic lights. At night its hard for drivers to see the pedestrians walking. Just a week ago, a jogger was hit by a car for that reason. So we decided to send a message directly to the drivers so that they are cautious when driving. Hopefully, these spots will be recognized by the state to fix this problem.
As an artist I am driven by passion and the need for self-expression. I am free to create my own life force; crafting spontaneous drawings using ballpoint pens, combining traditional technique with contemporary visuals, which capture the essence of the moment in its truest form. I draw in all situations but happiest when at gigs, generally in a meditative state, each pen stroke produced in time with the beat. Changing the surroundings/atmospheres, changes the lines, shapes, or style of the drawing. This is something that I constantly experiment with.
I use the entire page, as I’m creating a world within itself. The eyes are the soul of my work; they give it life, enabling me to passionately connect with each piece. The emotion of the faces represents my emotion at the time they’re created. The text is a poignant reflection of the time period of the drawing. It fits as one with the imagery.
My basic artistic concept is always to achieve balance over perfection.
Each piece is titled with the date of completion, as this directs the order of progression. The imagery appears differently to different archetypes/people, suggesting a conversation between objective and subjective perspectives. I believe this to be important about art/life, people coming together and finding freedom in their own opinions, as well as accepting the individual interpretation of others; helping us to remember that we all live in our own reality.
A lot of the Inspiration for the shapes and colours that I use are from nature and the world around me. I’m inspired by artists who give time and effort in truly nurturing their craft and techniques. Other influences are also illustration, life drawing, patterns, symmetry, symbolism, Manga, fantasy art, M.C Escher, Tribal Art, graffiti, Street Art.
I like detailed work and seeing what everything can be created through boredpanda I though that I want to creat something that inspirative and impresive.
Canadian photographer Shawn Van Daele believes that “anything is possible”, so he tried to introduce this kind of thinking to kids in need. He started collecting drawings by kids with certain health conditions and, inspired by these illustrations of their dreams, he brought them to life in the medium he knows best – photography.
What to do with a bored artist suffering from an jured foot? Buy a box of pastel chalk, drive her into town after dark, pop a cork and watch the majic. These 12ft protraits took about 3 hours each to draw on the sides of buildings. In Colorado, chalk is not considered graffitti or vandelisim as it is not a permanent medium so the police were powerless to stop the Chalker in her nightly quest in late August 2011. They did learn to carry their cameras during the night patrol in order to be the first to collect a photo of the work of whom the newspaper dubbed; The Commercial Street Chalker. On the last night before going back to college, a wile reporter hid in an alley and caught the Chalker as she was finishing the portrait of Johnny Depp. In the morning paper the town read that the segacous artist was the town’s darling, Alicia Campos. Some bets were won, some were lost.
What to do with a artist suffering a foot injury? Give her pastel chalk, drive her downtown at night and watch the majic. Chalk is not permanent so it isn’t considered graffitti and most movie stars, especially those prior to 1960 aren’t considered controversial enough to envoke the obcenity laws. The newspaper dubbed her; The Commerical Street Chalker, as each night during the summer of 2011, a new drawing emerged in the small Southern Colorado town of Trinidad. The police joined me each night watching her draw, taking on average 3 hours to complete a portrait and soon learned to have their cameras with them on patrol. The night before she was due back at college, a wile reporter hid behind the bank and caught Alicia Campos in action, outing her in the morning paper.
Doughboy Clothing has just released a Kickstarter Campaign, to launch our line of baking themed movie parody t-shirts. Run by me, Joel Fortunato, a baker, with a vision of joining my passion of whacky cakes and awesome movies, and putting them on something you can wear.
My idea was not just for you to buy a t-shirt. I wanted something different to other clothing brands. With crazy big graphics and loads of colours, the unique point of this brand is the way we package our t-shirts. We put them in a 25x15cm vinyl collectable cupcake, with attitude, toy.
My vision doesn’t stop there. Once the company is up and running, I will be looking, with the help of the community, to build an indoor skate park, with a community centre where kids, teens, and young adults can come in, chill out, play some games, have a good time and learn some skills on the computer. Skills like graphic design or web design, anything we can offer really. Maybe help them to make themselves a sick skate video to show some sponsors!!
To hear more or to check us out and pre-order a tee please check out our Kickstarter campaign. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/doughboy/doughboy-clothing-t-shirts-and-toy-packaging