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WATERCOLOR AND PINSTRIPING

Something I did quite a while ago and had never gotten round to posting it.
Watercolor painting with pinstriping on the glass frame.

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EDISON MFG CO

Brand new watercolor illustration with some pinstriping on the glass for San Diego’s Edison MFG Co.

Had a blast with this and will hopefully be doing some more in the near future!

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HOMESICK SAN DIEGO

I’ve been a fan of The Gypsy Gentleman series since the first one came out, and I am very stoked to see their latest issue featuring a place that, although I am from South Africa, I consider to be home…San Diego. I used to live just up the road from Black Panther Tattoo, got my hair cut at Two Roses right next to Chicano Park and Rob Benavides did some artwork for a company I used to work for. Oh, and the burgers at The Station were amazing, haha.
Check out the episode:

The Gypsy Gentleman – Episode 04: San Diego y Tijuana from Marcus Kuhn on Vimeo.

BLAME BETTY

The great folks at Blame Betty in Calgary asked me to redesign their brand identity with some new logos to be used on the online marketing, and store windows etc.
They wanted to keep the font they had already been using but needed a new, fresh “pazzaz” on the original design.
I had a blast doing it and if you’re ever in Calgary make sure you pop in to their store and get yourself some fine threads.

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WAKE THE DEAD

I was asked a while back if I would contribute some art for an exhibition/auction to help raise money for Habitat For Humanity, and of course, why would I say no.

So the morning after watching one of Canada’s best hardcore bands, Comeback Kid, I sat down and let the pencil do what it does best. With no real idea in mind, I knew I wanted to do something with a coffin and a rooster, and before long it all started to come together, and the lyrics from one of Comeback Kid’s songs “Wake The Silence, Wake The Dead” just seemed to fit perfectly with the subject matter and so a couple of days later my ode to Comeback Kid was finished.

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I am really happy with the outcome and this, along with a new “Tiki Lounge” pinstriped original, will be on show at the exhibition which takes place this Thursday evening, the 3rd of May at The Press Club in Toronto. Both pieces will be on auction alongside some really brilliant artists from Toronto and the rest of the world.

For more information on the event check out the Facebook event listing HERE.

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MOTIVATION

Thanks to the Concrete Skateboard Magazine for leading me on to this.

If you’re looking for some motivation & inspiration then watch this short clip on Devon Blood, a brilliant tattoo artist from the Bay Area who was almost killed during a break-in and had to relearn to draw, paint and tattoo with his left hand:

Watch it HERE.

ART & PRINTS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

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After much nagging from my lovely wife, I have finally set up an online store where you can now buy some of my art and prints.
Unless otherwise stated as a “print” everything else will be one-of-a-kind, original art hand painted by your’s truly. More prints and art will be added as they become available.

Check out the store HERE.

DADDY’S LIL CUPCAKE

Just completed this illustration for a client in the US who will be launching a range of baby and kids clothing in the near future.
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TRUE LOVE

A watercolor tattoo flash painting I did at the end of January and thought it was time to post it up.

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HAS THE DESIGN SAILED AWAY?

Looking at my last three posts one might very well be wondering where the design has gone?
But fear not, behind the scenes, the computer has been churning and the design has been a-designing.
I have been in the middle of some great design work from some awesome clients and I shall post it as soon as the work is complete.

But back to non-design work and something, as you’ve noticed, that I’ve been trying to get more in to, and that’s painting.
Here’s another ink & watercolor painting on watercolor paper that I finally got finished this weekend.

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