Friday, April 24, 2009
This is a door I painted at "Debts to Society", a boutique thats opening today in Chinatown, Downtown Fresno. Its a metal door that blocks people from watching you take a shit, piss, or possibly masturbate while at the store. Same deal as the H street door, I was commisioned to recreate one of my drawings. I gessoed it, then pumped the fucking thing out in 20 minutes using a sharpie paint pen, while being engulfed in pot smoke the entire time. It was fun despite going home smelling like my college days.
Heres a door I painted for the front of the H-street office, last summer. They needed something to block passer-bys from seeing the mail slot, so thats why the bottoms painted up. They chose an image from one of my drawings and were pretty adamant on me painting it. One shot oil paint on glass, it was a little tricky cuz I had to paint it backwards on the inside of the glass, plus I made a fucking mess everywhere. I would have just left the reindeer if it were up to me, but whatever, it looks okay I guess.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
My buddy Andrew who runs the VILLAGE HILL clothing company, opened up a boutique with a couple o' friends in the historic ChinaTown, located in the outskirts of downtown Fresno. The shop looks good already, and nothings up yet. I painted the bathroom door with a re-creation of a self portrait I did last year. I'll post it up tomorrow, when its done. But, anyways, the shop has its grand opening this saturday and it should be fun.
CHECK IT OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
so heres a photo collage of some of the imagery my camera phones been catching. i enjoy the really shitty quality it has, all blurry, or too blue, or whatever. it gets the job done, at least until i can afford to buy another digital camera (this next one will be number 4).
im tired as fuck and fighting the behind the eyeball soreness that comes with hangovers, from last nights Vegan bar-b-que at niilo and brianna's place.
94 today! fuck. 94 tomorrow too!
Monday, April 20, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
starting at the top:
Collabo with Jason Graham from 2005. "sandbags along the river"
drawing Sheree did of everyone at the dinner table years ago.
old sketchbook page that some how got ripped out and was laying in a pile of drawings.
the inside of my suitcase that houses my zines
my brother with a flat top and our old cockatail "mordecai"
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Heres a zine i did back in January for "donde esta tu hermana", the three man show I was a part of, along with fellow Broadway Boys collective members Jason Graham and Eatcho, up in Portland. I revamped it for the March Art Hop, and since then I've given away more copies than I've sold, which isn't exactly a bad thing; I made back what I spent. thats the way zines usually go anyways, so im used to it. no biggie. been zine making for almost 10 years now, and it feels like i finally got the hang of this shit.
the books 24 black and white pages with a 2 color cover.
they're all drawings from late last year and i wrote up the words 10 minutes before heading to kinkos and slapping the thing together. It was originally like a 2 page essay that dug into depression, anxiety attacks, comfort in masturbation, self revelations, finding God in crosshatching, suicide fantasy, and so on.
you know, the regular Amador self deprecation with a humourous point of view type writings.
But I pussied out at the last second, and decided the essay was a little much, so i dumbed it down, and diluted it-like when you go to your friends house and his mom makes koolaid with only one packet and only 1 spoon of sugar (I grew up with 3 packs and a whole cup of sugar inside a recycled foster farms milk gallon, so when you pour yourself a cup, you didnt shake it well enough,and you get those powderey chunk explosions inside your mouth).
anyways, I'll use the essay in something else later on, and fully illustrate it too. it'll just rest inside a folder on my computer for now.
heres a look inside the book
Thursday, April 9, 2009
so. this is my first official blogpost. YAY! Ive got alot of work to do but instead have been watching a shit load of TV.
if you know what this carnival of trash of a picture is all about, then youre just as bad as I am.
and I know this blogs supposed to be about drawings, but im tired from working on the website, mural sketches, table building, jogging, sex, number crunching, and I gotta get a fucking root canal tomorrow, so give me a fucking break.