Tag: stencil artist

PaperMonster Umbrellas Available @Bombing Science

PaperMonster Umbrellas Available @Bombing Science

I am excited to announce that the graffiti art supplies store Bombing Science (HERE) has PaperMonster umbrellas available!! You can check out the store over at:

https://shop.bombingscience.com/choke-urban-creation-umbrella-papermonster.html

Make sure to also stop by and purchase your favorite spraypaints, markers and more over at Bombing Science!!

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Enjoy

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Progress Photos: PaperMonster Ewok Cosplay Drawing

Progress Photos: PaperMonster Ewok Cosplay Drawing

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

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

 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

PaperMonster

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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

PaperMonster

Photos: Progress Shots of Stencil Art Pieces

Photos: Progress Shots of Stencil Art Pieces

Below are a couple of recent process photos of some of the larger pieces that I have been working on. You can see some of the layers and textures that I am developing inside each canvas. Each area on the canvas has a new and unique story. Typically each painting has an average of 10 different types of paper from all across the globe.

Stay posted for more progress photos and detailed shots!!

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The Set-Up

The opening this past weekend for my solo show was AMAZING!! This entire week I will be sharing photos of all the art, all of the set-up and the amazing opening reception party! Below are photos courtesy of Rob Philibert who is a talented photographer and captured this monster of a wall I painted.
Check out some of his photos below::















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PaperMonster

PaperMonster Time-lapse Video: Solo Show Opening July 2nd

I am excited to share with you this time-lapse video of me painting one of the largest wall pieces I have ever done! This monster is twice my size in height reaching about 12 feet tall with incredible colors, textures, and layers. You have to see it for yourself to check out how wonderful it turned out. The video below captures every step of the process so it is a MUST SEE!! For more info on my solo show opening this Friday, July 2nd visit:
http://vincentmichael.com
ALSO!!! STAY POSTED FOR SOME SPECIAL NEWS THIS THURSDAY!!
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Check out the entire video on Vimeo or Youtube Below
PaperMonster Ate That Little Boy @ Vincent Michael Gallery Time-Lapse from PaperMonster on Vimeo.or

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCJlQ4-7Y4o

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July31st Beacon, NY Electric Windows Event by Open Space Gallery

Each day this week I will be posting info on all of the events/shows I will be taking part in this summer. The first event that I am excited to announce is Electric Windows (HERE) presented by Open Space Gallery (HERE) which takes place Saturday July 31st in Beacon, New York. The event will feature some insane talent as urban artists including Avic Tchernichovski, Big Foot, Buxtonia, Cern, Chris Stain, Chris Yormick, Depoe, Elbow Toe, Elia Gurna, Ellis G, Erik Otto, Eugene Good, Faust, Gaia, Joe Iurato, Mr Kiji, Logan Hicks, Michael De Feo, PaperMonster, Peat Wollaeger, Rick Price, Riiisa Boogie, Ron English, Ryan Bubnis, Ryan Williams, Skewville, and TC. This is an event you do not want to miss!! You will be able to meet some of your favorite artists painting massive canvases. It is a great event not just to meet the artists but to take in the beautiful city of Beacon, visit Open Space Gallery, and have a great time. Check out more info below and the show flyer:
http://electricwindowsbeacon.com/
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Info via the Electric Windows Site:
“24 street artists will converge in Beacon, NY on Saturday July 31st to create live artwork and have their work installed on the exterior of a 19th century factory building. Electric Windows draws its name from the former electric blanket factory at the foot of Mount Beacon that will act as the backdrop for the event. E.W. turns the idea of a gallery inside out using the large industrial windows as frames for each artists work. Usually street art is not so easily contained in a rectangle but this installation ingeniously bridges the gap between indoor and outdoor art both inverting and subverting the concept of the art gallery. Each of the 24 pieces will be approximately 8 ft x 12 ft.
http://electricwindowsbeacon.com/event_info.html
The final products of the previous Electric Windows Event. To view photos visit:
http://electricwindowsbeacon.com/photos.html
Enjoy
PaperMonster