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Saturday, November 27, 2010

*SOLD* Stencil in the werks...

Hello...

I've been werking on a new "stencil" piece for the upcoming Weapons of Mass Production 3: A Stencil Art Show.  It was an open call so I jumped on the opportunity. 

I've done hands before (see here), so I thought I'd stick to that concept.  The only difference here is that instead of one set of hands, I'll be showing multiple sets of hands that will appear to reach out to the viewer.  I got the idea from zombie movies.

Here's shots I took in the dark.

B & W Hands

B & W Hands

B & W Hands

B & W Hands

B & W Hands

I took the above photos and rearranged the hands to look as if there's a bunch of people's reaching out.  Then after some photoshop magic, I created 11 individual layers. "Why so many?", you ask. I wanted to attempt the "photo realistic" type stencil. 
Layers

Layers

next step was to trace each layer...11 layers!
print screen

Now the hard part:  cutting. 
Cuts

So far, I finished cutting 3 layers. 8 to go!
Cuts

*UPDATE*

40% completion.... 10 days left. I love having deadlines.  I guess its that little bit of pressure that gets me going.

Anyways, I did more cutting today (haha) and I finally got 4 out of 11 layers done.  I only printed out 4 because I didn't think I'd finish that quickly before Monday...I know, I'm pretty surprised myself.

chip board cuts

cuts

I didn't want to waste no time today, so I started to apply some paint.  I received a nice package of paint a few days ago, and I was eager to put them to use.
second layer

Colors used:
Black
Metropolis Grey
Anthracite Grey
Icarus Grey
& Wolf Grey
4 layers

I chose to use MTN 94's mainly because of the color selection (153) and also because MTN is legit!  When I saw they offered 11 different shades of gray, it was perfect!  This ain't no dollar paint from Wal-mart.

mtn

Nasty sky
nasty sky
I'm actually having a blast making this piece, even with the late nights of cutting and cramped fingers.


Applying the paint and lifting the first, then the second, then the third layer and so on, it became apparent that my soreness and lack of sleep was nothing compared to my excitement of seeing how well the stencil piece is turning out.  I still have a lot of werk ahead of me.  But at least I got the bulk of the cutting out of the way. 

I'm happy again.


Goodbye...


Hello. My name is KEEMOWERKS. It's my pleasure, nice to meet you...

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Ron English Status Factory @ Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion

11.17.2010

Last Wednesday I rolled with Twinks to school at Orange Coast College. I just posted in the library to do a little research. After chillin' for a minute I decided to head to the whip to grab my book. As I existed the library I thought why not check if there is an art show at the Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion. As I got close, I noticed a huge Ron English Ronald Mcdonald and started to get excited. Haha.

Status Factory - The Art of Ron English

I wish you could see the detail and layers through photos but unfortunately not. Then again I'm not a professional photographer (used my iPhone 4). If you ever get a chance to check out The Art of Ron English take advantage. Truly amazing. I stared at many of the pieces for a minute, even looking at each more than once.

Enjoi.

Ron English Status Factory

Ron English Status Factory

Ron English Status Factory

Ron English Status Factory

Ron English Status Factory

Ron English Status Factory

Ron English Status Factory

Ron English Status Factory

Ron English Status Factory

Ron English Status Factory

Ron English Status Factory

Ron English Status Factory

Ron English Status Factory

Ron English Status Factory

Ron English Status Factory

Ron English Status Factory

As I walked across the room I felt someone or something staring at me.
Ron English Status Factory

Ron English Status Factory

Ron English Status Factory

Ron English Status Factory

Ron English Status Factory

Ron English Status Factory

Ron English Status Factory

Ron English Status Factory

Ron English Status Factory

Ron English Status Factory

Ron English Status Factory

Ron English Status Factory



Ron English Status Factory

Popaganda - The Art and Crimes of Ron English

- E.VIL

Kotosh Peruvian Food and Sushi

Last Tuesday la familia took moi' to one of their favorite spots for my birthday, Kotosh Peruvian Food and Sushi in Lomita. I was really excited since I never ate Peruvian food. Was I in for a treat.

Kotosh

Kotosh is a small little joint, which gets packed according to la familia. Parking can be an issue at times as well. So plan accordingly. Has two small flat screens to watch the Lakers game.

Kotosh

Started off with the #20 Tuna Tataki Roll (Shrimp Tempura, Spicy Mayo, Chili Sauce, and Avocado. Wrapped with Seared Peppered Tuna and Avocado. Served with Ponzu Sauce.) The Seared Peppered Tuna just melted in your mouth.
Tuna Tataki Roll

Twinks got the P26 Chicharron de Mixto al Ajo (Fried Fish in Special Garlic Sauce.) I ate Twinks octopus and it was delicious.
Chicharron de Mixto al Ajo

I got the P22 Pescado A Lo Macho (Deep Fried Fish and Mixed Seafood with Spicy Sauce.) Just the right amount of spicy.
Pescado A Lo Macho

Both plates were served with rice.
Rice

Special Peruvian sauce (Not sure what it's called but good on everything.)
Special Sauce

Highly Recommended.

- E.VIL