It’s been a while since I made new flyers, and I ran out of business cards at Subzero last weekend, so it’s time for a new design. I still need to add all the important info but I’ll have it ready & printed out for this weekend’s events at Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park.
I suck at self promotion... This weekend, Friday & Saturday night, from 5-11 pm, on South First Street & William, I’ll be vending at the Subzero Street Fair. I’ll have a fresh batch of San Jose shirts available, as well as USA prints, and variety of buttons. I might even do some live drawing too.
Here’s a little peek of the new mural design I’m working on. I digitally inked the sketch and added colors. Once it gets approved the next steps will be to buy paint then start muraling.
It’s almost 4 AM and I’m still winding down after my gig tonight. The event itself was nothing spectacular, I’m just excited the week is over. Tomorrow I’m getting a little rest and some me time before jumping into a new mural and DJing more gigs later this week.
I made a couple tweaks to the image. Darkened the walls of the drive-in building (bottom left) and drew in a picture of Kendrick Lamar on the movie screen. It’s a screenshot from his latest music video. These changes were made at the request of the client, my buddy Brandon. Tonight I primed the surface of the wall. Hopefully, tomorrow, the projector I ordered arrives early enough that I can get started transferring the image, and painting.
I colored this little jammy-jam this morning and sent it to my client for approval. Once I get the thumbs up I’ll go buy the paints then work on transferring the image on the wall.
I did a little rearranging and redrew the image, except for the street signs which I’ll create on the desktop. But I think it’s ready to color.
I worked a little while on this project today. I did quick sketches of the street signs and tried to figure out the best way to arrange all the pieces. It still doesn’t feel right so I’m gonna tweak it again before moving on.
Tonight I traced the pictures I took of SAP, Drive-In, Tropicana shopping center and the barn at Emma Prusch Park. The object was to reduce the photos to line art before composing the layout. Next will be coloring and outlining. The final image will be painted on a wall and used as a backdrop for a YouTube show.
I just finished inking what Im going to paint at Viva Calle Sunday morning. My car’s already loaded with paints and everything needed to live-paint and my t-shirts, which I’m hoping to sell a few. Now I just gotta get some sleep before my alarm goes off in a few hours. Should be fun!
I and the rest of the TWC (Together We Create) crew will be setup in Japantown on 5th & Jackson from 1- am to 3 pm.
Tonight I started inking this handsome fella. I’d like to stay up all night to finish it but I gotta get up early to hike Mission Peak with a couple friends. It’s a 5.8 mile long hike with 2,100 feet of elevation gain so I need the rest. Otherwise I’m gonna look like this guy.
Another late night nite inking. This is a character I sketched in pencil 10 days ago. I inked this digitally in Adobe Fresco and will eventually ink it with real ink.
I’ve always sucked at drawing characters the Marvel way. I still do! It took me over two hours just to get this far and it’s not even close to being inked. Excelsior!
As I’ve been figuring out what I want my zine to look like, I’ve asked myself, “What is a Frankiezine?” I’ve written down a few answers: I want it to be a way of getting my artwork “out there.” I want to advertise my website, blog and other merch. Spark joy when someone reads it. Be able to sell them at a lower price point than my t-shirts & prints. Today I thought about creating a dedicated zine illustrating all of those things. Something I can show people when they stop by my booth at events. Something that answers the question, “What is a Frankiezine?”
One of the reasons for making a zine is to sell merch. I’ll need at least one page dedicated to my t-shirts, prints & stickers. Tonight I was trying to come up with a cool layout based on the alien/space theme. It’s not quite there yet.
I’m trying to get rid of as much stuff as I can. Stuff that’s been accumulating. Stuff I don’t use. Sell what I can at the flea market and donate the rest to Goodwill.
Again, I was feeling guilty about not doing anything artsy fartsy all day so I sketched this robot before bed. I might come back and ink it later.
Nothing on the artsy fartsy front to report on today besides this sketch of an alien creature I drew before bed.
I helped my dad replace a kitchen faucet this afternoon then we watched the Super Bowl. Rams vs Bengals. Good game. The commercials were meh. I wasn’t very productive after the game so I inked a little of my Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle drawing before bed. Half of Raphael’s torso and his sai.