Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Second Coming of the Unicorn

The second coming of the Eunichorn; this time in full color and ready for action!

 Measuring 11" tall by 13" long, and featuring 7 different colors both printed, and hand embellished as well as rolling wheels...this dudes ready for adventure.

Numbered edition of 13, as well as 3 variant colored "double inside out" versions, one of which will be hidden amongst the 13. 

So start counting those lucky stars. 

$75 USD 

Contact me directly;

 or order through the Amador Dry Goods online store this weekend.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

W / R / I / N / K / L / E / S

I started making xeroxed books of my drawings when I was around 17 or so. I didn't really know what I was doing at first, which cost me all my lunch money since the copy machine at school cost 10 cents a copy. It wasn't until I was able to drive and stay out at all hours that I found out about kinkos. I would head there at 2 in the morning and play around on the machines and never pay for a single sheet. The employees didn't care, as they were all college students trying to meet some large copy job deadline behind the counters. I made large posters of my drawings, and thousands of stickers. I stole employee cards and as my skills grew, I would make dozens of books and started selling them. This is all nearly impossible now, as times have changed and kinkos went corporate, putting their foot down on any sort of funny activity and putting a halt on their 24 hour jam.
So I started heading in at lunchtime, when office managers and interns are rushing in to try and make 500 pamphlets or whatever, I go ignored and am able to play again. I feel bad for kids trying to do the same thing in this day and age (though not really, as I am older and fatter and slower, and am still finding new ways to spread my art disease for cheap.)

"W/R/I/N/K/L/E/S" is made up of drawings that were way too large to try and put onto a photocopier. They were scanned on a blueprint drum scanner, then sat on a hard drive, until now.
I screenprinted the cover with the skull ( I based it on a skull from the Mexican bingo game "loteria") and used my government name, at the request of my Father, who was a painter in his youth and signs, "R. Amador" on his paintings.

Sneak-peek of some of the pages.

Mock-up mini, as I can't envision things without drawing them out first.

16 black and white pages. Screenprinted cover on thick Canson paper. Signed edition of 50. 

Available here: Amador Dry Goods Shop

Thursday, February 7, 2013

California Burial

I had some prints of my "California Burial" painting made. Digital print, 11'' by 17" on nice heavy paper. I package 'em up nicely and ship anywhere in the world. 

Also, I jokingly mentioned on my instagram (@obamador) that I'd customize the print and take a dollar off, and it got a crazy response, so I drew on a bunch of em, making some of the teeth gold, or overspraying  spray paint and spider web paint all over 'em. It was fun. So much fun, that I went a little overboard on about 10 of them. I intended on making an "open edition" style print, meaning, I'd sign, but wasn't going to number them so I could keep making them without angering collectors....but whats the fun in that? So I made a special edition of 9 level 5 "Burial" prints in which I went all out and drew on em with everything I have on my drawing desk (spray paint, paint pens, dandruff, markers, ink, etc).

Anyways, they're available on my ETSY store for a measley 20 dollars. I also like to include stickers and love letters in each order. Speaking of, I got some stickers of some drawings made on MOO. They came out pretty neat. Think I'll make some more.

Also, I will be showing some drawlings and what not as well as have a merch booth at the arthouse this next art hop, February 7th, if that is something you're into.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Dia De Los Muertos 2012

Some iPhone shots of the painting I did for the annual Dia De Los Muertos show at Arte Americas. I only had 2 weeks to work on it, and actually lagged until the weekend before to start it...something about panic that fuels my process and gets the creative wheels rolling.  The painting is a tribute to my Grandparents, so its only right that I worked all night fueled by coffee, as they were caffeine and nicotine fueled insomniac workaholics. I miss them dearly, and like to think that they would have liked this painting.

The, "Cala Gala", Arte's DDLM celebration is this Friday, November 2nd, with a procession rolling through the Fulton Mall that ends at Arte. I'll be there probably fully painted up. Or I might make a mask or something. I dunno yet. Come hang out, I think I'm gonna make some shirts to sell.