Monday, July 30, 2007

Something lil' different

Same trpe of art just tried a different medium
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Sunday, July 29, 2007

Rat City Rollergirls Poster

Well, until Keith tells me to stop posting stuff, I'll keep trying to remember to put up these works in progress.

Been dying to post this latest piece off the drawing board. Got asked to do the Rat City Roller Girls poster awhile back. I finally got my copies of the screen printed poster last night at the bought. I didn't think they'd be that big. They ended up looking pretty good coming in at twenty four inches tall. Not too shabby.

They asked for a Tiki themed poster. Here's the b/w version above, done with pigmas.

After drawing all the little sketches below, I sketched up the rough sketch above.

Not sure if you can make heads or tales of all these little preliminary roughs, but that's pretty much where the initial poster ideas were worked out, before it went to the final colored stage. I'm a slut for art books and love seeing the early rough sketches, so I thought I'd post a few here. Enjoy.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Scratchboard practice run

this is done on a scratch board, which totally messes me up. I'm not used to doing things backwards. but anyway, it's still worth sharing.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Had to see for myself...

The Skull Project...

In 2003 Matthew Amey created the Skull Reference, a book which contains 151 contour-line drawings of a human skull.

In 2006 he decided to take that book one step further, to show how a variety of artists can use a similar framework to produce a wide range of imagery. Therefore, he invited 150 artists to each take one page of the book and draw on their own experiences and inspirations to draw or paint their interpretation of the image.

Skull Project is the culmination of those efforts and is available as a limited edition hardbound copy. Each book is individually numbered and comes with a slipcase to protect this fantastic collection of artwork.

'Limited Edition' - 2000 signed and numbered hardcover books with slipcases.

151 artists, 151 skulls, 18 countries, 1 book.

I'm on page #40.

For a list of participating artists visit:

The Skull Project

Monday, July 23, 2007

New Purchase...

Just bought this MADBALL tribute painting from Lamour Supreme! Jealous?
More of his work for sale here and here

Our newest addition, DINO Ciaramello!!!


Marvin could not resist the HOMER donut from 7-11. You gotta see one! It's awesome!

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Druid Princess Next Door to KKG!!!

First the Kustom Kulture Gallery and now this!!! I have come to find out that just a few doors down the Roth creation "Druid Princess" is being worked on right here in beautiful BALDWIN NY!!! Coincidence? MUHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!
Me and the Princess....
Nice Rear!
Hemi Goodness with icing on top!!!
Thanks Bobby at A&B upholstery!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

the genius of Lucky Rudy...

Keith asked me to re-post this killer look into Lucky Rudy's world which I originally posted over at the Global Art Jam blog, so here ya go everybody! Enjoy!

I've been following Lucky Rudy's work for well over a year or two now. I first saw it in an issue of Nash's Burnout magazine, where there was a Crowd of Hoods ad, and I instantly became a fan. Rudy's blog is in my top 10 Japanese artist blogs that I hit, virtually every day. His site encompasses things about Japanese greasy kulture that I love: rockabilly, psychobilly, skulls, zombies, horror movies, hot rods, punk, tattoos, and rock and roll. His amazingly hand-crafted figures and sculptures are out of this friggin' world. His clothing line, would make any rockabilly cat drool....

I was stoked when Rudy wrote me that he would dig being a part of the Global Art Jam.

One day when I meet Rudy, I want to check out his studio, which seems to be packed FULL of eye-candy. Collections of cool stuff that would keep someone busy looking for hours. I know when I get lucky enough to own a Rudy original, my house and my private collection of artwork will be much better with his work in it.

Check out his blog. Add him to your favorite's list.

He's on MySpace too.

And for now, enjoy just a SMALL glimpse of some of his amazing work...

Collaborative, freestyle painting. Marvin & Keith 2

Here's our second sitting (standing, LOL!). We took it outside and hit it with some spray paint, flung some paint at it, got in there and finger painted a bit too. Next we brought it back in the studio and put in about a half hour or so of brush work. Here it is three hours total....

More to come! Video too! Don't forget to subscribe to our podcast!

Pinstriped Figs for commision...

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Toy customizing interview with Keith...

New interview with Keith Ciaramello about toy customizing.

Collaborative, freestyle painting. Marvin & Keith

Marvin and I took our first stab at collaborative, freestyle painting (as made famous by the "Art Fusion Experiment"). Man it was exciting! We were both a little nervous as we made our first marks...But then we were off and running!The canvas is LARGE 36x48. We got into it with a very loose idea, but for the most part this is the result of just a little under two hours of loose, freestyle painting with acrylics and household sponges. We are calling it "stage one" and agree that the stage is not yet complete. We are going to add more sponge work, splatter, texture..possibly spray paint too. I think we are going to take it outside today so we can get a little more messy about it.
After stage one we will switch over from sponges to brushes and begin to tweak and tighten. I can't wait to see the finished product!
One thing is for sure, I see us doing way more of these in the future!
I'll post the video podcast of session one as soon as possible.
Thanks for checking it out!
Keith Ciaramello & Marvin Silva

Sunday, July 15, 2007

couple of new tattoos

A cover-up I did last night. I might have to go back in there because you can still kind of see what's underneath.
my first shot at a polynesian style tribal band. definitely more interesting... my opinion.
a mutant spider based off of Spiderman, and a jumping spider.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

"Rippin' Gears" Cutout

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Revised Tiki painting
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