Greg Craola Simkins

artist
#dogdaysofsummerarehere #wip #charcoal

#dogdaysofsummerarehere #wip #charcoal

Greg Spray Painting LIVE on July 26th

July 26th 2014 2pm-10pm at an undisclosed location in Los Angeles.
(Location will be disclosed to ticket holders only)



Celebrating Street Art and Tattoo Culture-
We have taken over a 2-story building and surrounding property to gather some of today’s best artists together to paint the building
completely inside & out. With artist’s flying in from 8 different states across the US, this is bound to be an amazing, unique gathering of talent that you won’t forget. With live music from 5 bands including the legendary underground hip hop of The Shapeshifter’s, punk/skate rock legend Todd Congelliere with Toys That Kill and the funk/jazz style of the Vibrometers.

Artists:
Greg ‘CRAOLA’ Simkins, Poor Al, John Michael Gill, Trav MSK, Asylm, Blinky, Michael Kortez, Kyle William Harper, Germ Izm, CIRCUS, Awol One, Miguel Paredes, Sonny Wong, Shawn Griggs, Nik Soupe, WERDS, Randy Kono, John Cantu, & Tiki Jay.


General Admission Ticket includes:
-Entrance
-View LIVE Painting by Greg “Craola” Simkins
-Live performances by The Shapeshifter’s, Toys That Kill, The Vibrometers, A Bear with a Car on Top, & Soulular.
-Limited Edition Artist Prints, Stickers
-Free Painting Raffle Entry
-FREE BEER & WINE!

$65.00 
(only 200 tickets available)

PURCHASE



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As much as they suck the life outta ya, they are still my everything:) I can’t stop watching this video. When we had our first one almost 7 years ago I disappeared from all my social circles… I wouldn’t change anything. Hardest and most rewarding thing I’ve ever gone through by just being a dad #betterthanpainting #blessed

#wip step4: listen to plenty of hardcore rap music, like you hear right here, while making your creation come to life, it’s not only groovy but keeps you cool with all the hip kids . #truestory

You don’t want to miss @ronenglishart ‘s book signing and toy release this coming Sunday at @toyartgallery in Melrose! Ron is a king! #statusfactory #ronenglish

You don’t want to miss @ronenglishart ‘s book signing and toy release this coming Sunday at @toyartgallery in Melrose! Ron is a king! #statusfactory #ronenglish

There’s a new hero in town #scaredscouts

There’s a new hero in town #scaredscouts

Makin quick sketch ideas Happy 5th of July!

Makin quick sketch ideas Happy 5th of July!

#throwbackthursday “Damsel” from my “Seeing Things” show at @fifty24sfgallery at @upperplayground back in 2009

#throwbackthursday “Damsel” from my “Seeing Things” show at @fifty24sfgallery at @upperplayground back in 2009

About to give these new @trekell_art_supplies fluid acrylics a whirl! Also stoked on the new @glennarthur2 sketchbook to draw in! Thanks guys! #trekell

About to give these new @trekell_art_supplies fluid acrylics a whirl! Also stoked on the new @glennarthur2 sketchbook to draw in! Thanks guys! #trekell

#waybackwednesday this is an adobe illustrator file I made back in 2003 while I was supposed to be making backgrounds for a snow board video game I was working on. I always worked on personal projects with various mediums in order to make learning them fun. This says “CRAOLA”

#waybackwednesday this is an adobe illustrator file I made back in 2003 while I was supposed to be making backgrounds for a snow board video game I was working on. I always worked on personal projects with various mediums in order to make learning them fun. This says “CRAOLA”

Step 3 #wip : draw and redraw till it’s where I want it to be. I generally start with a loose sketch of ideas. After I have my notes and lines down, I then seek out some reference photos to make sure I have patterns and textures where they make sense, like in the case of these birds, I wanted to make them Vermillion Flycatchers, I needed to look at the reference photos to get there feather patterns and colors correct. I posed my wife holding a key I made to see how the light would react and drew that first, then added the rest. The initial idea is the most important part to me, loose, messy, but gets the point across. You can learn and teach technique, but the initial inspiration part is something that has puzzled me my entire life and one I can never seem to answer…

Step 3 #wip : draw and redraw till it’s where I want it to be. I generally start with a loose sketch of ideas. After I have my notes and lines down, I then seek out some reference photos to make sure I have patterns and textures where they make sense, like in the case of these birds, I wanted to make them Vermillion Flycatchers, I needed to look at the reference photos to get there feather patterns and colors correct. I posed my wife holding a key I made to see how the light would react and drew that first, then added the rest. The initial idea is the most important part to me, loose, messy, but gets the point across. You can learn and teach technique, but the initial inspiration part is something that has puzzled me my entire life and one I can never seem to answer…

#takingbacktuesday “into the Quiet” from my “don’t sleep” show at @fifty24sf @upperplayground way back when:)

#takingbacktuesday “into the Quiet” from my “don’t sleep” show at @fifty24sf @upperplayground way back when:)

I am so stoked on the toys that live inside these boxes! Sculpted by @kevinpasko for @imscaredthemovie coming soon from @3dretro !

I am so stoked on the toys that live inside these boxes! Sculpted by @kevinpasko for @imscaredthemovie coming soon from @3dretro !

Step 2: #wip, stretch canvas, gather appropriate reference…

Step 2: #wip, stretch canvas, gather appropriate reference…

If you’re in or around New York Juy 12, you won’t want to miss my buddy @richardjoliverfinearts new exhibition of works at @lastritesgallery !!! Dudes a maniac with a brush! Give him a Follow!

If you’re in or around New York Juy 12, you won’t want to miss my buddy @richardjoliverfinearts new exhibition of works at @lastritesgallery !!! Dudes a maniac with a brush! Give him a Follow!