I started out over a decade ago spraying the sort of thing most stencil artists cut their teeth on, which is running chopped up photos through a cocktail of Photoshop filters and spraying them with no regard for underspray or, indeed, overspray. I was painting dogs and cats before I was painting Pahnl dogs and cats but let’s take it back to the beginning. Here’s a snippet of some stencils from the early days…
I think we can all agree this is very edgy and brought great change to the world. Okay, it didn’t but stencil art is intrinsically linked with politics and before I had my own voice, it’s all too easy to ape what everyone else is doing. Nevermind all the underspray or blotchy torch. Continue reading
This is, what you would call, a disagreement.
I quite like clean shapes and graphics but I thought I’d try my hand at not being clean. The result is ‘It Was Always Burning’. We’ll see how this approach develops, eh?
…I don’t mind all the travelling but I wish we could get a better company car.
Thanks to Keith Lack for suggesting ‘send in the clowns’ for this week’s 23rd Wildcard Wednesday! What I lack in size, I think I make up for in placement!
It’s a new and bright (albeit chilly) Saturday. Whilst you’re working out what to do with your precious weekend, I’d love to hear your suggestion for Wildcard Wednedsay. Blurt out a random word or phrase, I’ll pick one to use as a starting point for a drawing and then you get to see it on the street come Wednesday. What do you have for me?
What’s good, everyone? So, you know it’s Saturday today… that means two things for me: a distinct lack of couriers waking me up in the morning and asking you for your excellent Wildcard Wednesday suggestions. Let’s have another democratic one this week!
Suggest a random word or phrase (to maybe be chosen as a starting point for a sticker) and then ‘like’ any other suggestions you like. Whichever suggestion has the most ‘likes’ by Monday evening will become a sticker.
We’re packing the books, about halfway through all the orders so far. Collection booked for Monday, although Legacy editions might ship a couple days later to allow the spray paint to fully dry. Nearly there!
Stuck between a cutlass and a sea place.
A thank you to Hayley Lewis for suggesting ‘closer to the edge’ for this week’s Wildcard Wednesday. You can’t go wrong with pirates.