The plan was to sleep in today and at 6:30 am I decided the plan was not where my heart was. Over two cups of coffee I set out this morning starting off with some first-wave ska and a game of catch-up in my bible reading, then it was art time.
I’ve been working on designing a Jimmy Cliff portrait on a 12″x12″ canvas that I’ve prepped, so he was drawn on this morning and is ready to paint. I also worked on stencils for a series of classic movie monster paintings I plan on getting down on soon – which ended up being about 14 stencils (two per monster). All I did was trace them all and plan on cutting them maybe this evening – but let me just say, if I can make it through my Creature From the Black Lagoon stencil, I’ll be able to slay any other stencil I want to take on – thus far I believe it’s been my most complex.
Finally, I traced and cut a stencil similar to the first one I ever worked on, only this time it was much bigger – A “no-music” symbol popularized by one of my favorite bands, Showbread. Erin and I scored some sweet letter stencils at a craft store last night, so the reverse of the shirt reads Showbread’s mantra, “Raw Rock Kills.” Enjoy the photos below, along with a video of Jimmy Cliff and a video of Showbread. More goodies as they come along!
Jimmy Cliff “The Harder They Come” from the soundtrack of the film of the same name:
Showbread “Mouth Like a Magazine” from their album “No Sir, Nihilism is Not Practical”