Thursday, 27 October 2016


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..


Monday, 16 May 2016


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


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 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


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!

Tuesday, 29 March 2016


New in the store this week is this gang of unique custom mashups made with recycled toy parts, found objects and modelling clay.. Each one is a unique hand painted character with no articulation, all freestyled sculpts with no plans to what they might be, until they've been made..These latest four new models all have wires connecting their hearts to their heads and they are all available individually from my Bigcartel store, priced between £20 and £25 each.. Check them out below or click the links to view them in more detail in store..

This guy, 'From The Heart' sprays whatever he feels and it all comes from deep inside.. Standing 3 inches tall this grimy looking dude has clearly been busy getting up and isn't ready to stop yet.

'Don't Think Feeel' was cobbled together and ended up in a weird Bruce Lee looking stance so that's how I painted him. Trained in the art of fighting without fighting, this guy gets up faster than the eyes can see and makes it look easy.. Must be all the training and zen like focus he's acquired over the years..

 This guilty pirate looking vandal 'Me Heartys' has sailed the seven seas for no reason other than to write his name in places people might see it..

The guilty looking 3.5 inch tall 'Just Done It' , is wearing his favorite Nike swoosh top and now balling in the store after getting up around town.


 Last week I painted this piece for our friends in Brazil to be shown at CaosArte festival in Sao Paulo at the end of the month. With this years Brum Spirit festival around the corner, CaosArte and Brum Spirit have teamed up to exchange cultural coolness and we decided to incorporate our city's skyline as a backdrop for the word SAO PAULO. In response, an artist from Sao Paulo will be doing something similar with the word Birmingham appearing somewhere in the city..How cool is that!!

Painted in just over 2 hours from start to finish,this piece was freestyled as darkness fell over Digbeth.. Despite painting this spot in the daytime before, the land has recently been bought and just after I blacked out the boards a car park security guy asked that I stopped as "graffiti is no longer tolerated here"..After he left and went home later that evening, what we set out to do was achieved and this is the end result.. To document the process I made a short video of this piece coming together which is now up on my YouTube channel.. The following day Some Cities went and took some really nice shots ( better than my one above) to capture the piece in it's surroundings to be shown at the festival with my video.. Big thanks to Brum Spirit for getting me involved and biggupps to all our friends in Brazil..Hope you like it and enjoy the festival..

Monday, 21 March 2016


Another SkreenFace resin custom got finished up over the weekend.. Cast in four parts with magnets inside, this guy has articulation in his arms and head, also the wire can also be held in different positions which is fed through a hole in his hand..
Equipped with his can of 94 and an attitude to start a revolution, this 6 inch tall chunk of resin is a one of a kind piece which is now available from the store, along with a few other versions of this character..

Sunday, 20 March 2016


Standing 4 inches tall, CHOKLOTZ the goofy easter bear bunny is a confused creature.. All he knows is he likes chocolates, and lots of them...
This one of a kind resin cast creation is a mash up of a Dunny and my own sculpted character, DribbleLips the bear.. With some facial features sculpted on, he was then hand painted with acrylics before sealing with lacquer. Now available from the store, head over to my Bigcartel to take a closer look..

Thursday, 17 March 2016


VandalFace is looking guiltier than ever before with this new painted version on a custom made base. Standing around 6.5cm tall, cast in resin, except for his nozzle which be taken off and positioned at any angle.. Hand painted with acrylics and sealed with clear lacquer, this little dude is a unique custom ready to take some space up somewhere..Head over to the store if you want to pick this custom up...


These two resin versions of a character who's been with me for well over a decade are now available in the store... Standing just under 4.5 inches tall, cast from an original sculpt, these neon glossy versions have been spray painted and given several glossy clear coats to leave them with a smooth shiny finish.. Every version of this character satisfies me differently, whether it's a painting on a wall or a scribble in a book.. For some reason I just like to see this guy out there.. No two of this resin figure have ever been the same, and these two are no exception.. You can see more of this guy and my other resin creations in the portfolio section of my site.. If you want to snag one of these, head over to my Bigcartel store to take a closer look..


This little custom "MunnyGrip" was made with recycled toy parts, sculpted together and hand painted with acrylics.. Standing 2.5 inches tall, this grimy little object with a golden handshake and the arm of a kidrobot munny is now available from the store, along with a few other similar kit bashed creations..

Sunday, 13 March 2016


This week some time was spent pushing paint over an old recycled print by an unknown artist.. This doctored piece "Playing With Fire" now has someone who looks a bit like me creating a metal wildstyle HOAKS sculpture in his workshop, with a Maskedman poster hanging in the background  After thinking about what to do with the original image for a while, one day I noticed that the shape of the letter A was kind of already in the original print so that's where the paint started. Trying to match the colors and tones of the original old print was the biggest challenge aswell as keeping the paint wet enough to blend the colors but not too wet that it warps the paper..Something that was learnt the hard way on a previous project..

Pictured above is the image before it was doctored / vandalized, for better or for worse.. It's behind glass in this picture so the colors may be a little different to the progress shots below..After having it sitting around for a while and thinking about different ideas and ways to tackle it, the other day it just started to happen..

The first line in the A that already existed and the first few panels go down..All the paint was applied with no sketch marks or plan, and the colors were mostly mixed on the surface of the print while they were wet enough to work with..

Starting to take shape as all the letters get worked out and worked on in a weird order..The H is still wet and in it's first layer of paint at this point. Once it's dry, wetting it can pull the paint back off, so it's mostly dry mixing paint on the surface in thin layers to continue adding more rust, highlights shadows and details to the metal work after this point..

Like a few other of my doctored paintings and PreGraffalites there's sometimes a self portrait involved using an existing character from the piece.. This one was pretty easy but if we're being honest he's a little short.. 

So far every google search of what name the artists signature might say has come up with nothing..The original print was or is number 76/750 and signed..It's now number one of one.of 750..
I'd like to find out more about this print, the artist and the man in the picture, so if you've got any information or have seen this print before please let me know...

The Maskedman also made his way into the painting in the form of a print hanging in the background, along with some other small details and tags. The mount was also the original but looked the wrong kind of old, so it was painted and customized with washes of acrylics and spray paint, into a rusty burnt one of a kind frame.

After several hours of carefully placed paint, it's now finished and for sale from the canvas and prints section of my Bigcartel store..


After writing this blog post I was contacted by someone who owns a couple of my doctored paintings with information about the original piece.. The artists name is Phil Hobbs and he is primarily a water color artist from Yorkshire.. The title of the piece I worked on is called The Blacksmith and was painted at Benson's forge.... It's really cool to know a little about the piece and where it came from..Big thanks to DJSpydee for the info and support.. You can check out more of Phil Hobbs work on his website here.. 

Wednesday, 9 March 2016


The VandalFace saga continues with a few new customs rockin WuTang sweatshirts which are now available from my Bigcartel store.. As always, each one is a unique hand painted custom supplied in a clear baggy with laminated header..Priced at £12 each plus postage, head over to the store to take a closer look.. 

Thursday, 25 February 2016


If you follow me on any social media you may have seen these Style wars designs I've been working on lately featuring everyone's favorite Star Wars characters with spray cans.Taken from original sketches in the book and colored digitally, these prints will only be available for a short time..All prints are signed and numbered and limited to just 25 of each.

Now available from my Bigcartel store for just £12 each or if you'd like the whole set for £45, a limited few are available..Head over to my Bigcartel store if you'd like to take a closer look...

Wednesday, 17 February 2016


The CanSolo saga continues with another unique part sculpture, part toy parts framed mashup piece..
Busted for crimes of vandalism,CanSolo's punishment is to stay up forever!! Measuring 20cm x 17cm in a chunky ornate frame which has been painted and weathered with an old gold finish which is slightly metallic.Other Can Solo pieces can be viewed on the site here, but if you want to get your hands on this version, head over to my Bigcartel store to take a closer look..

Monday, 15 February 2016


This little beast was painted last week on an 85x65cm piece of reclaimed wood with spray paint and acrylic..Based on a few scribbles from the book and some one of a kind sculptures I've been working on recently, this piece is now framed and available from my Etsy store along with his friend, the similar styled GraffMonster.. 

I decided to make a short video of the process involved  painting this guy, which is something I might try to do more of in the future..What do you think? Would you like to see more of this sort of thing? Check it out and subscribe to my YouTube channel to stay up to date on any other videos..

Wednesday, 10 February 2016


These 4.5 inch Graff Bombers are the latest custom toys to go in the store this week..Equipped with a light up chests when a panel on the back is pressed, these custom figures were great finds and I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them as soon as I saw them - a new wave of Gundam Graff Bombers..

After changing their heads and prepping, they were re painted and weathered into these one of a kind guilty looking pieces..
Now available from the store for just £25 each plus postage, head over to my BIGCARTEL to take a closer look..

Tuesday, 9 February 2016


First item new to the store this week.... a painting of a hungry little graff monster equipped with a couple of spray cans!.. Painted onto hardboard with spray paint and acrylic before mounting in a reclaimed frame. This piece measures 105cm x 75cm and is hanging in my online etsy store for you to take a closer look at..

Wednesday, 3 February 2016


Another custom figure with a spray can just made it's way to the store.. This guy 'Wired' was created with a few broken toy parts, some sculpting work and some wires, before being hand painted and sealed with lacquers.. This is a unique piece that has loads of articulation and can be posed in a number of ways.. With at least 9 points of articulation in it's arms, hands, legs and feet, this piece can also rotate at the waist...