Monday, June 15, 2009

RTR Carpark Mural

Local radio station RTRfm were nice enough to let a group of us paint a mural on the back of their building in the carpark. Organised by music producer/artist/awesome-guy Ash, the mural also involved the likes of Hurben, Griv, Sean Morris, THNK, Tim Rollins, and some a couple of others. Most of the pack got their work done in an efficient and prompt manner, taking at most a couple of days.

I don't really know what the fuck I'm doing when it comes to murals, so as my first forray into the field I went with a chalk outline, spraypaint fills and then the line-work was done with a paint brush. It took me a good week to get it done due to a massive hangover Monday after celebrating my birthday, and taking a day off Thursday to play PS3 all day while it rained. I should have put more thought into the colours I bought but I still think it looks ok. The banners feature lyrics by Injured Ninja.

It was loads of fun to do this, I'm pretty keen to improve with my can skillz now. Thanks to everybody I saw going in and out the building and not yelling at me because I hadn't finished yet. Unfortunately I had to take these on my phone around some cars, and I didn't get any shots of the rest of the wall, which has some damn fine work up.

I haven't updated in a while because I've been busy with uni and other such stuff I do not want to include in the blog or can't for certain reasons. For example, drawing a picture of a spice rack in perspective isn't something I want mentioned here. I am busting to do a post about the CD covers I managed to get done between uni, one for NAIK and one for the Typhoons, both fantastic local acts from our little town of Perth.

Coming up really, really soon are two shows at Last Chance Studios at the top of William St in Northbridge; Overgrowth 2 is end of this month and Up Yours is the end of next month.

Also coming soon is new look for the blog thanks to David Collins. I'd recommend checking out his site because his photography is fucking BOSS, and it'll give you an idea of what to expect.