Archive for December, 2015

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December 26, 2015

Another shot of today’s secret santa gift #PaperMonster #stencil #stencils #stencilart #secretsanta #graffiti #dogdrawing #dog #sketch #drawing #drawings #dogportrait #art #streetart #streetartists #paint #painting #canvas

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December 25, 2015

Best Secret Santa!! #PaperMonster #stencil #stencils #stencilart #stencilgraffiti #drawings #drawings #secretsanta #dog #dogportrait #dogsofinstagram #graffiti #sketch #dogdrawing

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Progress Photos: PaperMonster Boba Fett Drawing

December 25, 2015

Progress Photos: PaperMonster Boba Fett Drawing

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Last up we have the legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett. For this Star Wars character I wanted to stay in line with the Darth Vader concept (HERE). Boba Fett is a very calm, collected and calculated character with no major spurts of emotion throughout the movies. I wanted to juxtapose that with a very aggressive facial expression. Very excited to turn this one into a larger canvas piece. For you…

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Progress Photos: PaperMonster Boba Fett Drawing

December 25, 2015

Last up we have the legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett. For this Star Wars character I wanted to stay in line with the Darth Vader concept (HERE). Boba Fett is a very calm, collected and calculated character with no major spurts of emotion throughout the movies. I wanted to juxtapose that with a very aggressive facial expression. Very excited to turn this one into a larger canvas piece.

For you very own Star Wars inspired Free iPhone Wallpaper visit: https://papermonster.wordpress.com/2015/12/22/free-papermonster-star-wars-iphone-66s-wallpapers/

Stay posted for more progress photos and details.

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For Boba Fett I chose a more subtle approach for the background. Once again I incorporated one of my patterns with Boba’s classic symbol worn on his shoulder. I did not want it to repeat too often since it is such a large and complex symbol so I chose to have it spread out more yet true fans will recognize this nod to the character and the films.

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Progress Photos: PaperMonster Darth Vader Drawing

December 23, 2015

Progress Photos: PaperMonster Darth Vader Drawing

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Continuing with yesterday’s (HERE) story on my Star Wars inspired drawing we come to the man himself DARTH VADER!! When trying to draw such an iconic character like Darth Vader I literally came to a major road block. This character has been drawn and reinterpreted in so many unique and interesting ways. My initial idea came from my work incorporating images of animals and women together.…

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Progress Photos: PaperMonster Darth Vader Drawing

December 23, 2015

Continuing with yesterday’s (HERE) story on my Star Wars inspired drawing we come to the man himself DARTH VADER!!

When trying to draw such an iconic character like Darth Vader I literally came to a major road block. This character has been drawn and reinterpreted in so many unique and interesting ways. My initial idea came from my work incorporating images of animals and women together. Obviously we know that both Vader and Boba Fett are played by male characters in the movie but I wanted to show what expression a woman might have under that mask. Overall, I was extremely happy with the results and can’t wait to turn it into a larger painting.

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As I mentioned in my previous post (HERE), for this series I wanted to incorporate my patterns with symbols from the Star Wars Universe. For the Darth Vader drawing I chose the symbol of the empire. Very happy with how it turned out and flows well with my previous pattern. If I did not mention it most people would not even see it. I like that subtlety.

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Progress Photos: PaperMonster Ewok Cosplay Drawing

December 22, 2015

Progress Photos: PaperMonster Ewok Cosplay Drawing

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Over a year ago I was commissioned to put together some concepts and try my own spin on some classic Star Wars characters. It is always difficult to jump away from your comfort zone as an artist and I needed to figure out a way to not just do simple drawing or stencil of a character that has been done countless amounts of time. This week I will share the story behind each of the three final…

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Progress Photos: PaperMonster Ewok Cosplay Drawing

December 22, 2015

Over a year ago I was commissioned to put together some concepts and try my own spin on some classic Star Wars characters. It is always difficult to jump away from your comfort zone as an artist and I needed to figure out a way to not just do simple drawing or stencil of a character that has been done countless amounts of time. This week I will share the story behind each of the three final drawings I created for this commissioned project.

First up: Ewok

Many of you know Ewoks are cute bear-like characters in the movies. Immediately I thought of cosplayers and tried to see how they would tackle this character. The drawing below is inspired by Star Wars cosplay.

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Typically with each drawing I like to add a unique colored pencil background. For this series I wanted to add symbols from Star Wars and chose to incorporate one of my patterns with the symbol of the Rebel Alliance.

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Next Up: Boba Fett

Enjoy

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December 22, 2015

NEW: Free PaperMonster Star Wars iPhone Wallpapers !! Check Link in Bio. Very happy with how these came out and how when you press the home button the image and Star Wars pops out on the lock screen. So Cool!! #PaperMonster #starwars #StarWarsTheForceAwakens #forceawakens #darthvader #starwarscosplay #cosplay #wallpaper #freeart #freewallpaper #drawing #drawings #sketch #graffiti #streetart #heruniverse #vader #bobafett #bobbafett #ewok

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Free PaperMonster Star Wars iPhone 6/6S Wallpapers

December 22, 2015

Free PaperMonster Star Wars iPhone 6/6S Wallpapers

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In celebration of the new Star Wars film: The Force Awakens, I have created a new set of three (FREE!!!) iPhone 6 and 6S Wallpapers based on new drawing for future stencil art pieces. You can choose from Boba Fett, Darth Vader and Ewoks. Check below for more!! Enjoy PaperMonster For more info on how to change your phone’s wallpaper visit:…

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Free PaperMonster Star Wars iPhone 6/6S Wallpapers

December 22, 2015

In celebration of the new Star Wars film: The Force Awakens, I have created a new set of three (FREE!!!) iPhone 6 and 6S Wallpapers based on new drawing for future stencil art pieces. You can choose from Boba Fett, Darth Vader and Ewoks. Check below for more!!

Enjoy

PaperMonster

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For more info on how to change your phone’s wallpaper visit:
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December 18, 2015

Photo Of All Three Concepts For My New Stencil Art Canvas Pieces. Stay Posted on Monday for Free Phone Wallpapers!!! #PaperMonster #starwars #StarWarsTheForceAwakens #forceawakens #ad #theempire #bobafett #bobbafett #ewok #vader #therebels #resistance #drawing #drawings #sketch #graffiti #graffitiart #streetart #urbanart #stencils #stencilart #stencilgraffiti #darthvader #heruniverse #nyc #nycart #canvas #mural #comics #cosplay

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December 18, 2015

Lastly, The Man Of The Hour!! Enjoy The Film!! #PaperMonster #starwars #forceawakens #theempire #theforceawakens #starwarscosplay #cosplay #stencil #stencils #stencilart #stencilgraffiti #graffiti #graffitiart #streetart #streetartists #darthvader #vader #ad #heruniverse #drawing #drawings #sketch #art #paint #painting #pattern #eyes #hair #nycart #nyc

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December 18, 2015

The Bounty Hunter 🔫 Drawing Concepts for New Stencil Art Pieces #PaperMonster #starwars #forceawakens #theforceawakenscountdown #stencil #stencils #streetart #stencilart #streetart #streetartists #bobafett #bobbafett #heruniverse #cosplay #comics #comiccon #drawing #drawings #sketch #nyc #nycart #nycgraffiti #nycstreetart #canvas #mural

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December 17, 2015

#PaperMonster #starwars #starwarscosplay #cosplay #forceawakens #theforceawakens #drawing #drawings #sketch #heruniverse #ewok #darthvader #bobafett #kyloren

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December 17, 2015

This Week: New Drawings For Future Stencil Art Commissioned Pieces. More Tomorrow!! #PaperMonster #starwars #theforceawakens #forceawakens #ewok #stencil #stencils #streetart #stencilart #stencilgraffiti #graffiti #graffitiart #drawing #drawings #sketch #art #canvas #paint #painting #nyc #nycart #nycgraffiti #nycstreetart #la #laart #lagraffiti #lastreetart #darthvader #bobafett

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December 16, 2015

#PaperMonster #stencil #stencils #stencilart #stencilgraffiti #graffiti #graffitiart #urbanart #streetart #streetartists #canvas #drawing #drawings #sketch #mural #tiger #collage #nyc #nycart #nycgraffiti #nycstreetart #la #laart #lagraffiti #lastreetart #paint #spraypaint

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December 15, 2015

#PaperMonster #stencil #stencils #streetart #stencilart #stencilgraffiti #urbanart #graffiti #graffitiart #canvas #mural #drawings #sketch #drawing #tiger #crying #wood #ny #nyc #nycart #nycgraffiti #spraypaint #collage #drowning #nycstreetart #la #laart #lagraffiti #lastreetart

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PaperMonster : The Archangel

December 14, 2015

PaperMonster : The Archangel

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About a year back I was tasked with creating a commissioned art piece based on a statue located at Pennsylvania’s 30th Street Station.  Via WIKIPEDIA: “The bronze sculpture, Angel of the Resurrection, that portrays Michael the Archangel raising up a dead soldier out of the “flames of war,” set upon a tall, black-granite base. The statue was created as a memorial for the 1,307 Pennsylvania…

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PaperMonster : The Archangel

December 14, 2015

About a year back I was tasked with creating a commissioned art piece based on a statue located at Pennsylvania’s 30th Street Station.  Via WIKIPEDIA: “The bronze sculpture, Angel of the Resurrection, that portrays Michael the Archangel raising up a dead soldier out of the “flames of war,” set upon a tall, black-granite base. The statue was created as a memorial for the 1,307 Pennsylvania Railroad employees who died in World War II.”

The statue itself is massive and the archangel has these gigantic sweeping wings that were incredibly difficult to capture in stencil form. You can catch some photos of the piece below and compare it to the original statue in all its massive scale and glory.

Enjoy

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December 14, 2015

New PaperMonster T-Shirts.Check Link in Bio. 5 Different Styles to Choose From!!! #PaperMonster #stencil #stencils #streetart #stencilart #streetartists #tshirts #clothing #clothingline #clothingcompany #graffiti #graffitiart #urbanart #sketch #drawing #drawings #nyc #nycart #nycstreetart #art #painting #canvas

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December 11, 2015

#TBT Trying to designs sneaker colorways back in 2007-08 #PaperMonster #stencil #stencils #streetart #stencilart #streetart #urbanart #graffiti #graffitiart #canvas #sketch #drawing #drawings #shoes #sneakers #ny #nyc #nycart #nycgraffiti #nycstreetart #sneakerhead

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December 10, 2015

New PaperMonster Pillows!! Check Link in Bio For More!! #PaperMonster #stencil #stencils #streetart #stencilart #stencilgraffiti #graffiti #graffitiart #urbanart #streetart #artbasel #artbasel2015 #drawing #drawings #sketch #mural #pillow #print #paint #painting #canvas #ny #nyc #nycart #nycgraffiti #nycstreetart #la #laart #lagraffiti #lastreetart #interiordesign

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December 10, 2015

Alongside the new T-Shirt and Hoodie designs that have been added to the store over @ Redbubble.com you can also finally purchase PaperMonster Pillows and Pillow Covers!! Head over to to see the entire collection @: http://www.redbubble.com/people/papermonster/shop/throw-pillows?ref=artist_shop_product_refinement

Make sure to check the tabs for Pillow + Insert or just purchase the Pillow Cover if you already have an insert of that size!!

Check below for some images and stay posted for more!!

Enjoy

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PaperMonster: Pillows!!!..and Pillow Covers!!

Alongside the new T-Shirt and Hoodie designs that have been added to the store over @ …

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PaperMonster: Pillows!!!..and Pillow Covers!!

December 10, 2015

Alongside the new T-Shirt and Hoodie designs that have been added to the store over @ Redbubble.com you can also finally purchase PaperMonster Pillows and Pillow Covers!! Head over to to see the entire collection @: http://www.redbubble.com/people/papermonster/shop/throw-pillows?ref=artist_shop_product_refinement

Make sure to check the tabs for Pillow + Insert or just purchase the Pillow Cover if you already have an insert of that size!!

Check below for some images and stay posted for more!!

Enjoy

PaperMonster

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December 9, 2015

New PaperMonster T-Shirt and Hoodie Designs Available!! Check Link in Bio For More #PaperMonster #stencil #stencils #streetart #stencilart #stencilgraffiti #graffiti #graffitiart #urbanart #spraypaint #clothingcompany #tshirts #drawing #drawings #art #artbasel #artbasel2015 #sketch #wolf #tattoo #ny #nyc #nycart #nycgraffiti #nycstreetart

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PaperMonster Clothing: T-Shirts, Hoodies, Bags and More!!

December 9, 2015

PaperMonster Clothing: T-Shirts, Hoodies, Bags and More!!

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I am excited to announce new updates to the PaperMonster Store over @ Redbubble.com I have added new T-Shirt and Hoodie designs as well as several other products. You can see more over at : http://www.redbubble.com/people/papermonster/shop Make sure to check Redbubble for coupon codes!! Stay posted more more updates and new products!! PaperMonster Visit:…

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PaperMonster Clothing: T-Shirts, Hoodies, Bags and More!!

December 9, 2015

I am excited to announce new updates to the PaperMonster Store over @ Redbubble.com

I have added new T-Shirt and Hoodie designs as well as several other products.

You can see more over at :

http://www.redbubble.com/people/papermonster/shop

Make sure to check Redbubble for coupon codes!!

Stay posted more more updates and new products!!

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December 8, 2015

New Art Tutorial on the Site: Visit Link in Bio #PaperMonster #stencil #stencils #streetart #stencilart #stencilgraffiti #graffiti #graffitiart #urbanart #art #artbasel #artbasel2015 #artcollection #arttutorial #stenciltutorial #tutorial #nyc #nycart #nycstreetart #nycgraffiti #la #laart #lagraffiti #lastreetart #canvas #sketch #drawing #drawings

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PaperMonster : Stencil Art Tutorial “The Evolution of a Painting”

December 8, 2015

PaperMonster : Stencil Art Tutorial “The Evolution of a Painting”

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 I wanted to share another quick tutorial. It is about the evolution of a painting. As the years pass and we create new paintings we begin to develop a particular style. We all have millions of ideas running through our minds yet we lack the skills to execute or we execute something that doesn’t quite live to the image or idea we have in our heads. I never give up on a concept or idea. Below is…

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PaperMonster : Stencil Art Tutorial “The Evolution of a Painting”

December 8, 2015

 I wanted to share another quick tutorial. It is about the evolution of a painting. As the years pass and we create new paintings we begin to develop a particular style. We all have millions of ideas running through our minds yet we lack the skills to execute or we execute something that doesn’t quite live to the image or idea we have in our heads.

I never give up on a concept or idea. Below is an example of how an idea develops over time and how you can always come back to refine  and realize concepts.  I hope you enjoy. Stay posted for more art tutorials.

Enjoy

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 My original idea for the painting above was of a woman playing with makeup. I wanted the eyes to be the center point and asked my friend Courtnie to pose for the painting. She sent me the reference photos and then I began to work on the painting. The final product is what you see above. At the time with the skills that I had developed it felt perfect.

If you read my previous stencil art tutorial you can see that many of the bridges around the eyes and hands were never closed and she has no hair.

Stencil Art Tutorial: https://papermonster.wordpress.com/2015/11/30/papermonster-stencil-art-tutorial/

At that moment in time I did not know what I know now and could not develop the canvas any further. Although it didn’t 100% fit my original idea I was proud and happy with what I had created.

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 After several years I wanted to go back to that original concept. Over time I had developed my skills cutting stencils, creating eyes and developing the background of each canvas better. You can clearly see the progress of the painting and the growth from one piece to the next. Below is my most recent revisiting of that same original concept.

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Above you can see the original concepts final form. Almost 3-4 years apart from that very first piece!! How you evolve as an artist is crucial. It is what art is all about. Take risk and don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Never be afraid to revisit an old idea and take it to another level. Push forward but also don’t be afraid to take a step back.

I hope you enjoyed this brief tutorial. Stay posted for more!!

-Enjoy

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December 4, 2015

#TBT #PaperMonster #stencil #stencils #streetart #stencilgraffiti #stencilart #graffiti #graffitiart #urbanart #mural #canvas #drawing #drawings #comics #flower #flowers #art #artbasel #artbasel2015 #nyc #nycart #nycgraffiti #nycstreetart #la #laart #larart #lagraffiti #lastreetart

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December 4, 2015

#TBT #PaperMonster #stencil #stencils #streetart #stencilgraffiti #stencilart #graffiti #graffitiart #urbanart #mural #canvas #drawing #drawings #comics #flower #flowers #art #artbasel #artbasel2015 #nyc #nycart #nycgraffiti #nycstreetart #la #laart #larart #lagraffiti #lastreetart

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December 3, 2015

Insane style and use of color from @nychos Check Link in Bio for More Photos and Video #PaperMonster #stencil #stencils #streetart #stencilart #stencilgraffiti #graffiti #graffitiart #urbanart #ny #nyc #nycart #nychos #nycgraffiti #nycgraffiti #art #artbasel #artbasel2015 #artbaselmiami #artcollection #miamiart #Miamibasel #canvas #mural #sketch #drawing #drawings

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PaperMonster : Miami Art Basel 2015 Photos and Videos Part 2

December 3, 2015

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The streets are alive with a whole cast of characters across hundreds of walls in Wynwood Miami for Art Basel.  Check out some photos and video below. Stay Posted!! More Tomorrow!! Enjoy PaperMonster   Above is the incredible work from The London Police!!! I had the pleasure of meeting Chaz at the Wooster Collective Anniversary show a while back. I absolutely recommend you check out their work…

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PaperMonster : Miami Art Basel 2015 Photos and Videos Part 2

December 3, 2015

The streets are alive with a whole cast of characters across hundreds of walls in Wynwood Miami for Art Basel.  Check out some photos and video below.

Stay Posted!! More Tomorrow!!

Enjoy

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  Above is the incredible work from The London Police!!! I had the pleasure of meeting Chaz at the Wooster Collective Anniversary show a while back. I absolutely recommend you check out their work over at:

https://www.instagram.com/thelondonpolice/

  Above is the legendary Kenny Scharf as part of the Wynwood Wall Murals around town. Check more from Kenny At:

https://www.instagram.com/kennyscharf/

Also for more info on Wynwood Wall Visit: http://thewynwoodwalls.com/

  

Last up is the phenomenal talent known as the one and only Ron English. I have so much respect for Ron as an artist. He is consistently taking risk and creating new, playful and familiar characters. These pieces you just have to see to believe. For more on Ron English visit:

https://www.instagram.com/ronenglishart/

  

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December 2, 2015

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PaperMonster : Miami Art Basel 2015 Photos and Videos Part 1

It is that time of year again!! Art Basel is here taking over Miami, Florida with artists from all across the globe taking over the streets.

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PaperMonster : Miami Art Basel 2015 Photos and Videos Part 1

December 2, 2015

It is that time of year again!! Art Basel is here taking over Miami, Florida with artists from all across the globe taking over the streets. Throughout the week I will be posting some of my favorite pieces. Check out some photos and video below and stay posted for more!!

  
    
    
    
 

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December 2, 2015

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This week kicks off ArtBasel in Miami, FL!! The entire week I will be sharing street shots and video of some of my favorite outdoor murals and pieces. First up, the fantastic work of @mrewokone Visit Link in Bio for More!! #PaperMonster #stencil #stencils #streetart #stencilart #stencilgraffiti #graffiti #graffitiart #spraypaint #mrewokeone #urbanart #sketch #drawing #drawings #canvas #mural #artbasel #artbasel2015 #artbaselmiami #fyuse #ny #nyc #nycart #la #laart #lagraffiti #lastreetart #nycgraffiti #nycstreetart

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December 2, 2015

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This week kicks off ArtBasel in Miami, FL!! The entire week I will be sharing street shots and video of some of my favorite outdoor murals and pieces. First up, the fantastic work of @mrewokone Visit Link in Bio for More!! #PaperMonster #stencil #stencils #streetart #stencilart #stencilgraffiti #graffiti #graffitiart #spraypaint #mrewokeone #urbanart #sketch #drawing #drawings #canvas #mural #artbasel #artbasel2015 #artbaselmiami #fyuse #ny #nyc #nycart #la #laart #lagraffiti #lastreetart #nycgraffiti #nycstreetart

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December 2, 2015

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This week kicks off ArtBasel in Miami, FL!! The entire week I will be sharing street shots and video of some of my favorite outdoor murals and pieces. First up, the fantastic work of @mrewokone Visit Link in Bio for More!! #PaperMonster #stencil #stencils #streetart #stencilart #stencilgraffiti #graffiti #graffitiart #spraypaint #mrewokeone #urbanart #sketch #drawing #drawings #canvas #mural #artbasel #artbasel2015 #artbaselmiami #fyuse #ny #nyc #nycart #la #laart #lagraffiti #lastreetart #nycgraffiti #nycstreetart

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December 1, 2015

I put together a short stencil art tutorial on the site. Check it out for some quick stencil art tips!! Link in Bio!!! #PaperMonster #stencil #stencils #streetart #stencilart #stencilgraffiti #graffiti #graffitiart #urbanart #canvas #mural #sketch #dr#drawings #ny #nyc #nycart #nycgraffiti #artbasel #artbasel2015 #nycgraffiti #la #laart #lagraffiti #lastreetart #mask #comics #art #paint #painting