We stumbled across an amazing spray paint skull and were immediately impressed. What we soon found out is that Alex Young is actually a tattoo artist/illustrator with a distinctive style and heaps of skill.
The first image is the spray paint skull I mentioned and the rest of them are sketches, tattoos and graffiti by this talented London based artist.
The other day we (Mr Four Fingers) were given the opportunity to mess about with spray paint and of course we started by spray painting skulls. I have always been keen to try spray paint but wanted to find an area large enough to play around with that was not in public view. Fortunately a friend of ours had just the space.
All the spray painting was done without direct reference or too much planning for that matter. I definitely enjoy a rapid and loose style. The plan was to learn more about techniques and it was pretty fun. We have also included the obligitory ‘check my mask bro’ photos (oh look also wearing one of our skull tees).
This is one of those pieces of art where that leaves me wondering if I like it. I mean the skill involved in cutting the design by hand, which looks like ultra fine mesh, is remarkable. On the other hand it is an image of Hitler.
What do we think guys? At least it depicts Hitler for the monster he was.
ORTICANOODLES do have other pieces that are less controversial with mages like ‘Pop Never Die’ depicting Andy Warhol and ‘Skate or Die’ depicting Jason Lee. Then they sway back into the grey again with images of the Queen with a skull face and skeletal body. They are actually pretty good.