Saturday, February 27, 2010

Nothing can kill the Grimace

Collaboration canvas with Underwater Pirates and Ticky for the Friends with Benefits show in April. I came up with this idea randomly one week and decided to try it out. I sketched out the Grimace Toro and gave it to the guys to get down on. Bob and Josh? still needs to get down on this and very excited to see how it looks.

So do you like the Grimace? Do you think he's adorable purple monster? Read to find out some new facts about the Grimace.

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sticker sessions, originally uploaded by ELTORO215.
Sticker sessions at Ticky's house are always good times. Me, Bob, UWP & Ticky were all working on stuff for the Friends with Benefits show and UWP had this lying around. We got alot accomplished, but a butt load of work still needs to be done. Should be one hell of a show!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Q&A sessions...

Recently found out about QHUB and made a page where you can post sticker and street art related questions and I try to answer them. It's kinda like formspring, but way less pervy. Haha

Trying to educate and help younger artists with the questions everyone had starting out in the sticker obsession. Go ahead what do you wanna know? Visit

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Ice Cream creations

Ice Cream creations, originally uploaded by ELTORO215.
Doodled some ice cream versions for the flyer. Hopefully lay it out as a fun ice cream truck graphic. Maybe a free download too of an ice cream truck! maybe...

Friends with Beneftis

Friends with Beneftis, originally uploaded by ELTORO215.
Getting to do some fun melty ice cream font for the flyer graphic for the Friends with Benefits show in April.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Stand Out Stickers

You might notice the latest add on to the right of the blog. I am starting to put some quality companies I have found to help guide some people in the companies that I've used, heard about and trusted in the past. I get asked a lot about stickers and who to go for printing. So my first link up there is a company called StandOut Stickers. Josh? passed me the link first and then I found another posting on about them. I decided to take a further look and see what they are all about. See what I found out after the jump...


Bus fight!

Grand dad standing up for himself and whoopin some ass

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Custom Yoka Show at Black Maria Feb. 18

Stole this write up from Vinylpulse and the image flyer from ToysRevil blog. I was too lazy to type about it and they are so much better explaining. 

Curated by Sarah Jo Marks and Dov Kelemer of DKE Toys, the Custom Yoka Show which debuted at last year’s DesignerCon featured an army of over 200 customs ofadFunture’s 3” Yoka.  Now the show is moving onto its next milestone – the first gallery exhibition which opens @ Black Maria this Thursday, February 18th (7 – 10:30 PM).

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Snow day! Yay!

Dreaming, originally uploaded by ELTORO215.

Started this a while back and finally had the right kind of paint and time to finish it. I love drawin ham hocks. They are so much fun.

Sunday, February 7, 2010


Heartburn..., originally uploaded by ELTORO215.
The annual Heart Show by Jinxed is coming up this Valentines day and this is my piece for it. I knew I wanted to do a woodburn since most of the submissions will be on the wooden hearts that were given out. I waited to long and missed out on that and had to get one from AC Moore instead. It's much thicker and provided a better surface for me to woodburn on. I'm super stoked on how it turned out. Should be a really awesome show, with over 100 artist listed as participating it will be a great show. The show will be at Jinxed which is located in the Piazza at Northern Liberties, 2.14.2010.

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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Hazardous Toro Ahead

Hazardous Toro ahead, originally uploaded by ELTORO215.
"Don't forget your potholders, cuz your holding hot shit!" - MF DOOM

A new take on the bone versions of TORO i've drawn in the past. Ive been wanting to do that effect on the eyes for awhile on something and never had the right piece till now.

This is an 8x8 acrylic canvas. I got a gift card from my gf on my bday and finally got to splurge on some supplies at Utrecht and the following week I ended up getting more canvases at Blick. Ridiculous sales are happening since art kids are coming back in school. I picked up like 6 of these 8x8's. I think it'll look real neat once they are all hung up.

Sorry for the lack of updates lately, I just got NBA2k10 and that's occupying my time alot. hah

And thanks to Revok for putting me on to Die Antwoord from South Africa. Just watch and enjoi the jeenyus of Die Anterwood!

Taxijam presents Die Antwoord from taxijam on Vimeo.