Wednesday, 8 March 2017

THE HEARTIST..


Another new painting recently finished of that guy The Maskedman getting bitten by one of those MaaadCans. It's fine though, his Mickey Mouse gloves are ironically bite proof and as the can and his heart are connected, he must have told the can to bite himself!


Painted across two 20 x 16 inch canvasses with spray paint and acrylics, this piece is now available from the store HERE..

UP LATE..


Painted with spray paint and acrylics, "Up Late" came together over several late nights of experimenting and trying.. Like most of my paintings there's never really a solid plan and this one changed a few times before I decided where it was going..There's lots of texture, brush strokes and spatters mixed with neat blends, small details and tight outlines which hopefully make every inch of the painting interesting to look at..It measures 20 x 32 inches (painted across two 20 x 16 canvasses) and has been finished with a thin layer of clear coat lacquer.. 


I learn something with every painting and I think this one taught me a few things..Guess I'll have to try out a next version with some of these techniques to find out.?. Thanks for looking! 

*If you'd like to own this piece, it's currently available from my EBAY store HERE with worldwide shipping available.. 

Friday, 24 February 2017

SKELEVEX DEFACED SERIES 3

The third series of Defaced Skelevex are here after being trusted again to customize/vandalize some more of these cool little resin platforms.. Designed by DMS and ALTO and produced by DMS, these 3" long objects are all one of a kind pieces covered in tags and my grimy graff..I try to make every millimeter of these look interesting with layers of faded tags, blends and drips before weathering and clear coating. As with the other series, these were loads of fun to do. Skelevex is such a cool shape to work on and the amount of angles is insane.. Check out some of DMS's other Skelevex pieces on Instagram using the #skelevex hashtag .. and also in his store linked below..

Series 3 will be available tonight at 7:30 GMT from DMS's STORE priced at £14.99 each plus shipping.. Thanks for reading!

Monday, 13 February 2017

THE CAN SOLO SAGA CONTINUES..star wars spray can sculptures


Some of you may remember previous framed editions of  Can Solo that have been put out over the last 2 years..Well, new to the store today are these spray can versions of Can Solo, who was captured for crimes of vandalism and imprisoned to stay up forever. 

Kitbashed / sculpted onto empty spray cans before painting, these 20cm tall models are one of  kind pieces that give a nod to that well known scene from that science fiction thing we alll love called Star Wars..
Each can has been burst open and depressurized making them acceptable to post overseas..This also allows the wire to be fed through the hole (which is detachable for postage reasons) and tucked under his nozzle face easily, with as little or as much slack as you'd like..

If you'd like to check these out in more detail you can head over to my store in a galaxy not too far away,  HERE...

Thanks for looking! Stay up!





Friday, 10 February 2017

SPEAK LESS BUT SAY MORE


Seems as though a lot of so called art these days has to have a paragraph to explain why it's any good..I've never been a fan of the sort of stuff that needs explaining..If you look at it and like it, that should be enough without having to read a paragraph to decide..So this paragraph is an attempt to explain why I'd rather paint and create stuff without having to explain what I was thinking or why I felt the need to do it. Speak less but say more... I could have waffled on about a bit more about it's context and meaning, the many techniques used to paint this, the years of character development it's taken to freestyle this on canvas, but there's other writing I need to include below so I'll just skip to that..

  Measuring 16x40 inches, this piece was painted across two 16x20 canvasses which can be displayed with or without a small gap in between..Created with spray paint and acrylics, this piece took several late nights to contemplate and complete, and was finally finished, photographed and made available from the store today.. 
Featuring that guy "the Maskedman" silencing a loud mouthed Maaadcan that's plugged into his skull king mask, and my little cat apprentice "Dog" who goes out every night to mark our territory.

 
As I mentioned above, this piece is now in the store HERE.. Say no more!! Thanks for reading.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

MAAADCANS - spraycan sculptures


More of these original sculpted MaaadCans have recently been finished and set free in the store..There are four of them to be exact, and there are a couple of others for them to hang around with in there.. Prices of these cans vary depending on how long they take to make and paint, however they are still quite affordable as they usually range from £25 - £45 each..

Sold via my EBAY store with overseas shipping available via the Global Shipping Program, take a look to check out whats available at the moment HERE.. 




Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Rockin a Sponge Bob mask...new canvas..


 With a head full of ideas and styles sharp enough to kick out a lit candle, this painting of my masked character wearing a Sponge Bob mask with a crown, has recently been finished and made available in the store..
Painted with acrylics and spray paint, this was the free styled result of several late nights which has been signed and finished with a clear coat lacquer..

To take a closer look please head over to the STORE.

Thursday, 5 January 2017

GOOD BYE 2016. FIRST POST OF THE YEAR


One of my resolutions this year is to spend more time doing the stuff I don't really like, such as writing about myself (blogging), self promoting everything I get up to and all admin stuff I try not to do..So with that being said here's some brief ramblings about my year..
Looking back 2016 was a good year and lots of fun , productive stuff went down.. Some of the years highlights  was the short video EBAY made about my work..The BRUMSPIRIT " We're In This Together" wall painted with Beirut twins ASHEKMAN and local legend ZUKI. A secret project I can't share with you until 2018! Painting at Break Mission hip hop festival with some legends and meeting my favorite rapper CHESTER P.. 

During the year I also put out a small army of custom toys and resins,most of which are now sat around the world on peoples shelves, as well as the hundreds of cans I recycled and painted.. Canvases are hanging in places I've never been and my studio walls are currently bare... A huge thanks for everybody's custom, support and help last year, I'm hoping to do more, bigger better things with this one.. 

Anyway, Happy New Year if you are reading this!! Here's my last wall of the year.. Freestyled in the cold on paint that didn't dry on the eve of new years eve.





Tuesday, 13 December 2016

FOR LIFE.. NOT JUST FOR CHRISTMAS..MORE MAAADCANS..



It's been a busy few weeks with the run up to Christmas as orders of custom name cans are being sent out on a regular basis along with a few resin customs and the odd print..Some of those MaaadCans I've been posting about have been sent around the world lately..(it's mad to think they could be out there probably wrapped with a bow under a tree already)
I've been enjoying making these pieces and after tracking down some real looking eyes and teeth to incorporate into the sculpts, I've recently finished these 5 and put them in my store...




Sunday, 4 December 2016

HOAKSER RESIN GRAFFITI CHARACTER .. MASKEDMAN 5 INCH

One of the main reasons I started teaching myself how to sculpt years ago was so I could make my graffiti characters into objects.. This character "the maskedman" has been taking up space with my name on for as long as I can remember and has traveled to places I've never been or may never go..


These 5 inch hand painted resins are the latest versions of that character and come presented in hand finished gift boxes with stickers..Each one is unique, painted with acrylics and finished with a coat of satin lacquer and has a detachable magnetic head which can be positioned to face any direction you like.. If you know someone who might deserve one of these this Christmas, they are available from my Bigcartel store, priced at £50 each..


MAAADCANS - GRAFFITI SPRAY CAN SCULPTURES

More one of a kind painted spray can sculptures have been finished recently..This set above is already on it's way to France but due to how much I'm enjoying making these, there are more that became available yesterday..
These cans can be found in my Ebay store..Overseas sales are possible by using the global shipping program so they can work out the best shipping price for you.. click HERE to take a look arond...



THE CAN CONTROLLER pt2 featuring one of those MAAADCANS..

This double canvas piece was painted a few weeks ago after spending a lot of time focusing on those Maaadcans..Painted mostly with acrylics and some spray paint, this signed original is now up in my store HERE.... Each canvas measures 12 x 9 inches and has been clear coated with a satin lacquer..


Wednesday, 16 November 2016

TOY LINERS resin vandals


   Fresh to the store this week is a line of "not toys" called TOYLINERS..
For those that don't already know, a "Toy" in graffiti terms is someone who isn't that good, has a weak style and sloppy handstyle. hasn't had much practice or put in any work and probably doesn't understand the unwritten rules of graffiti yet.. These toys often find themselves getting crossed out, lined or gone over..It's just how it is.. 

   In terms of these toy looking objects me and lots of other people produce which get labelled as "toys" or "designer toys" ( and loads of other titles that attempt to explain what they are) they aren't really toys, in the sense that they weren't necessarily made to be played with.. That being said, most of the time it's the closest word that sort of describes what they look like, hence the name ToyLiners.. (If you'd like to see more of the not really toy things I'm waffling about, I recommend checking out SpankyStokes.com and the ToyChronicle blog for a quick eye opener.) 



Cast in resin and hand painted with acrylics, these 4 inch figures have detachable magnetic heads and come presented in custom vandalized boxes with free stickers inside.. 
They'll be available this Friday 18th November at 7.00pm (UK time) priced at £40 each from my Bigcartel store..Only one of each piece is available, head over to the store to take a closer look..


Monday, 31 October 2016

MINI MAAAD CANS .. resin spray cans series one..


If you follow me on any of my social media sites you've probably seen a few progress posts of these things slowly taking over my desk.. Cast in resin from original sculpts, these mini Maaad Cans are one of a kind pieces that get the same paint treatment as my normal sized versions on real empty cans (see more here). The first series of these much smaller 3.5 inch resins are finally finished which means they're ready to be claimed and do the honors of getting up in peoples space.
 All of them are signed, unique pieces, painted with acrylics and spray paint before finishing with a coat of clear lacquer..The final cherry on top is selecting a used nozzle from a stash of hoarded blocked caps that compliment or match the color scheme of the cans. 





There's 5 of each of the two characters available for the first series, with more versions currently being worked on for future releases..Each figure comes boxed with stickers, priced at £25.00 each plus postage from my Bigcartel store.
Available this Friday 4th November at 7.00pm BST ( UK time zone ) 




Thursday, 27 October 2016

MAAAD CANS .. SPRAY CAN GRAFFITI SCULPTURES


Not sure if anyone would have noticed but it's been a few months since I last posted anything up on the blog.The main reason being is that my new little apprentice (Dog the cat) wasn't computer trained when I took him in and would make it his mission to chase the onscreen mouse whenever I tried to do any kind of computer work. Or he would just want to sit on the keyboard and press combinations of buttons that would make my computer do weird things? Anyway, he's grown up a little bit now and understands how important it is for me to be able to use a computer to show you my work. I'll try and catch up with a few posts about what I got up to over the summer but for now I just wanted to share these new custom can sculpts I've been working on lately..


Each one is unique and sculpted onto empty depressurized spray cans before painting with spray paint and acrylics. These one of a kind customs have been taking over the studio over the last few weeks and some of these are currently available from my store at varying prices, depending on how long each one took to complete..Prices usually range from £25 to £40 per can.


If you'd like to own a MaaadCan for your own amusement you should head over to the STORE to see what's available at the moment. (other pieces and store links can be found on my website HERE

COMING SOON! There are more sculpts in progress on the work bench as well as a much smaller resin version of this concept that's almost ready for release.. so if you'd like a smaller hand painted resin MaaadCan the first 2 versions will be made available over the next week..Here's a little preview of those..








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Monday, 16 May 2016

HOAKS GRAFFITI BURNER SCULPTURE


This sculpted lettering piece sits in a 57cm x 47cm frame and was created with clay on hardboard before being painted with spray paint and acrylics.. I wanted the piece to look burnt out like it had been on fire once. After several stages of sculpting, sanding, painting and weathering over several days I was finally happy with how it looked..
This piece is an original three dimensional canvas that is signed and ready to hang.. I've just listed this piece in my Ebay store so if you'd like a closer look, or to possibly own it, head over there by clicking this link..


Sunday, 15 May 2016

EBAY VIDEO SELLER PORTRAIT - BIRMINGHAM - HOAKSER

Those of you who know me personally, probably know how I'm not a fan of having a camera pointed at me...A few weeks ago I was contacted by a film crew on behalf of Ebay who wanted to feature me and my work for a short video..After figuring I'd regret not doing it as the exposure would be good, I agreed and braved the lens..My Ebay store's back up and running with a new store name (hoakserdotcom_1) and the video is now up on YouTube for you to check out. 
Biggupps to Panda @graffitiartist.com for hookin up the spot and making an appearance. Proud to rep for my city, hopefully I come across like I sometimes know what I'm doing! Thanks to Jo, Josh and Dave for their camera skills and patience.. Here's what they came up with to showcase some of what I do.. LINK



smile emoticProud to rep for my city!!

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

RESIN MASKEDMAN VERSION 2

Over the years my Maskedman character has gone through loads of developments, mainly on walls and other flat surfaces.. Having sculpted this guy a few times in the past and finally making the first resin version available around 2 years ago, I thought it was time for another attempt..Now version 2 exists and he's 5 inches tall, can turn his head and there's already 3 of them..

As the skills develop so does the character..As my sculpting skills aren't on the same level as my drawing and painting, what I can achieve in clay is still limited.With that in mind and to make things slightly easier with the mold process, I decided to make this version less detailed and slightly chunkier than the previous sculpt... 



The first three casts came out of the mold with no major problems, and after fixing the magnets into place and filling any small holes with sculpting putty, these guys were ready for sanding and painting..



These first three will be in the store on Friday 22nd April for £50.00 each.. Other one of a kind painted versions will be happening over the next few months but no two will ever be the same.. Head over to the store if you'd like to own one of these custom resins and have the Maskedman take up some space in your space!