Monday, 16 October 2017

THE EQUIPPED


Another one of those paintings got finished off last week in the shape of this one, The Equipped.. Other than being a nice word to say, equipped was the chosen word for this piece for a few different reasons, none of which were thought about until I'd finished and had to name it for reasons such as this blog post, and so there's not another file called hoakserpainting.jpg on my computer...Anyway here's some ramble to spark some insight into this piece which is full of styles and techniques that I've managed to equip myself with over the years.Painted with whatever equipment was available at the time without the use of proper equipment like an easel or really expensive "art materials" from "art shops". A nod to those who remain anonymous and go equipped with a plan to paint trains and to everyone who probably scribbles their ideas down on a piece of equipment to equip themselves with a better style... That's probably enough words, below are some more pictures and some more words about where you might be able to buy this from.




If you'd like to own this piece to make one of your walls look more interesting than the others, it measures 90cm x 60cm and is now available from my store ( here ) 


Monday, 2 October 2017

WHAT FACE


Another canvas painted, another blog post with some words typed out about it.. As you can see, it's another of those drippy no faced ones and as usual, it's an original character painted with spray paint and acrylics. 



Measuring 90 x 60 centimeters, each middle finger measures a massive 15 centimeters and as you can see there are two of them which take up quite a lot of space.. 
This piece has just been made available in my store (here) for anyone who would like to own it..
Thanks for looking..

BAGS OF IT


More paint on canvas of another drippy no faced guy with a big sack of style got finished last week.  Rammed full of all the tricks and techniques from my bag of tricks..tags, dubs, bubbles, drips, splats, fades, clean lines, characters, shadows, highlights and a little bit of wild style, all got crammed in to this one.. Painted with spray paint and acrylics, the orange and pink are bright fluorescent / neon tone which pings more than most cameras can handle.. 



Thanks for taking the time to look at this.. It's a shame I haven't written loads more words about why I painted this or what paint I used and why.. None of that's really important anyway, if you like it you like it, if not then don't.. That's probably enough words for now, but here's a few more in case you wanted to be that one person to swap this for some money and call it there own..
So if you'd like to own this or another one of my paintings, they're usually sold in my ebay store (here) with global / combined shipping available, take a little look if you want to with this direct item link (here)
:)

Sunday, 17 September 2017

CAN CREATURES


More weird little things fresh off the desk of makings, made mostly because I wanted to make something that looked something like them once..Each one is a handmade sculpted thing with added toy parts and false eyes that blink when nobody is watching.. Housed in 27cm tall spray cans with bases sculpted inside that have little foot grooves for their tiny feets to step in and out of..Painted with spray paint and acrylics, signed and finished with clear lacquer, these things now exist..







Saturday, 16 September 2017

TOY PART MASHUPS IN SPRAY CANS


These one of a kinds were made with some broken toy parts, sculpted and mashed together with a nozzle for a face before getting painted with acrylics.. The cans have sculpted bases inside with little foot grooves for them to stand in and were painted with spray paint and acrylics.. Every care was taken to bend back any sharp metal pieces so they can be handled without drawing blood. However, these aren't toys and they could probably still cut you so they should be handled carefully.






Thanks for looking..If you wanted to get your hands on one of these customs, they've just been put in my store (here)  along with some other new pieces..

Friday, 15 September 2017

TRAINING


Another new painting got painted over the last few amounts of lots of hours..Taken from a rough scribble in the book (pictured below) this one measures 60x60cm on a chunky 4cm deep canvas and is crammed full of color, details and techniques.. The orange is more fluorescent in real life, my camera couldn't handle the ping of the palette.. Rather than waffle a load of words about why it exists, it just does, and here's the pictures to prove it..







If you'd like to own this piece it's just been hung up in my ebay store here with worldwide shipping available..Direct link to item HERE .
As always, thanks for looking!!

Monday, 11 September 2017

UNIDENTIFIED FITTI OBJECT


If you've never wondered where all the world's used nozzles go you're probably not alone.. At least two of them have just been used in this little mashup I made.. Part sculpture, part kitbashed with found parts, this one of a kind Unidentified Fitti Object has just been beamed via the internet to my store (here) ready to be shipped to anywhere in the galaxy.


Wednesday, 6 September 2017

THE MISCHIEVOUS


Another painting painted with paints was considered finished a few days ago, this one, The Mischievous, measures 90x60cm and was created on a recycled stretched canvas.
Freestyled and built up over several sessions with loads of layers of paint, as usual there was no real plan until a few hours in. Some personal favorite details in this one are the kick me slaps one of those naughty little masked men has been dishing out, and the wu tang chest logo on the nozzle headed mickey mouse glove wearing character..




The Mischievous has just been made available from my store HERE with a make an near offer option available.. Overseas postage is available via the global shipping program. I figured this was the easiest, safest to post and fairest way to sell this piece after several messages came in after posting pics on social media..
As always, thanks for looking!

Monday, 28 August 2017

PAINT TASTER KIDROBOT MICRO TRIKKY CUSTOM


Standing 2.5 inches tall, this little custom Kidrobot Trikky is a one of a kind piece with a love for most colors...Some taste better than others, bright green doesn't look like one of his favorites but he'll still try it until it's gone.
Sculpted, given a false eye and hand painted with acrylics before finishing with a clear lacquer..Pictured below is how it looked before painting.




If you'd like to own this little creature check out my Bigcartel store, and make sure you keep it away from your paint stash.

Sunday, 27 August 2017

GREEN LIGHT CANVAS


It's been a busy month and a bit since anything got posted on the blog..Lots of time and paints have been used up on various projects and one of a kind stuffs, including this one on canvas..Based loosely from a rough scribble in the book of one of those drippy no faced characters that have been in development lately.. This latest canvas measures 80x60cm and was painted over several sessions, some of them really late into the night / early morning..


Pictured above is the the very start of this piece. Dog was there to not help make any decisions but he looked happy enough with how it was going. Most things tend to get worked out as paint dries and layers build up.. It wasn't until some fluorescent neon green got added into the mix (below) that things really started to take shape..


Lots of hours and many layers of paint later it was decided it was finally finished. Things are learnt with every painting and with this one I learned that blending neon green paint with a brush is pretty difficult, especially into certain colors like red..There are lots of little details in this piece and it took a while to smudge paint around in all the right places to create some sort of lighting.As I mentioned above this style of no faced character is a recent development for me and I'm happy with the direction they're going in.



Amazingly, after posting up some finished pictures on social media it got a really good reaction and was sold to a fellow graffiti writer who's work I admire, which was really cool!! Plus this meant I could pay Dog his cat treat tokens as promised for doing nothing at all, so he was well happy too. 

All of this happened a few weeks ago now and several messages have come in since then about this piece.. So because of that there are now a small run of 25 A3 prints available.. If you'd maybe like one of those, head over to the store..here...


Thanks for looking.. As always, more stuff coming soon!

Thursday, 13 July 2017

THE GIRL WITH WILD HAIR


Recent goings on with a paint brush resulted in this painting of a girl with wild hair getting painted..Taken from none or all of the scribbles on the page, this piece is the latest experiment of the no faced drippy characters that have taken over my sketchbook lately.



Painted onto a 60cm x 60cm chunky wooden framed canvas , this piece has lots of interesting textures and details.. If you'd like to own this, it's just been put in my store here... 

ALL CITY STYLE TRAIN CUSTOM


A few weeks ago I painted up this All City Style Train for a friend of mine, the custom toy don, Run DMB.. After bumping into him at ToyCon UK this year, a plan was formed for me to paint up his blank.. Personally I'd love to see a train covered in his style ( check his work out here ) but I've always wanted to paint one of these, so I happily did..
Without a doubt the hardest part about painting these trains are the windows and doors.Not being a fan of stencils or masking tape, all of this was painted freehand with brushes.  It was a lot of fun to work on and I'll probably do a few more in the future..Being the nice guy he is, rather than having a Run DMB wildstyle, N D J B K are his families first name initials so everyone is incorporated into the piece and I'm told they all approve..