Monday, July 28, 2014

vans bowl again

i went to huntington beach and helped paint a bowl for the van doren invitational sponsored by vans. this is the true story of that trip. what a thing!
first off: free chardonay in the lobby 5-6. for classy people like me to sip while we are sketching out ideas for a giant mural to paint in a skateboard bowl  for which we have not planned much.

day one! i drew some stuff out in chalk after deciding against something really stupid.

here's a detail of that sketch up. notice the snake. we are getting allegorical up in this piece. 
artist jay howell can be seen peeping on me in the upper left corner.

got them colors down the first day! i tend to think of these things like a print: what color goes first and then what goes on top of it. banana is for scale.

day two!  a dude cometh! it's starting to get hot already and it's like 8am.

in true tom sawyer fashion i tricked michael hsiung into doing some fill-ins for me. not really! michael is a great guy and offered to help! still, i sat in a chair and took this photo of him.

end of day two! the white is in and the black has begun! oh my god there is so much black to do! i am so hot and i want to lay down on the bottom of the ocean.

lucky for me on day three doctor cool banana showed up with a bagel for me. thanks, bro. did i mention this was the last day to paint? yeep!

detail of the strawberry/foot touch interaction area.

here you can see from under the shade tent that it's starting to make sense. the health food is transforming the dream rays into a snakeworm, or is it the other way around? art!

accidental photo that just looks cool. i have finished the black and started to put in some starry dots. time lapse from the photo before: like 5 hours.

stev van doren made me this hot dog and i ate it

finished! agh! if you squint you can see me sitting on the extension. maybe this is the biggest thing  i have painted? i'll find better photos on the internet and put them here. but jeez! this was fun and hard and i am stoked and tired. 

sorry clothes. see you next year!

not shown:
-all the rad dudes i got to hang and paint with
-all the rad food i ate
-how hot it was
-tired bones
-balcony hotel view
-the vans headquarters ramp

sorry! i am terrible at blogging!