Things Just Got Real
About the artist
Tell us about this design: When I was five years old, I was at home with my mom after kindergarten class. I remember hearing a loud crash and running into the kitchen. I looked out the window and saw a huge owl trying to fly in through the closed window... and then It started playing rap music and shooting at me.
Tell us about yourself: I'm 24, I work full time, rent a house, and I love flea markets. If I am ever bored, I like to flip on the 64 and play Mario Kart. I'd rather have a dream, than have a routine.
What do you want Teefury fans to know? There isn't always a class that will teach you what you want to know or how to paint. I wanted to airbrush and pinstripe, and there are no classes that I know of for that. I had to learn what I know by trial and error. If you really want something, you must learn by being willing to make mistakes. So go make some.
Do you own a lot of shirts? If so, what's your favorite?
All my t-shirts that I've bought at thrift stores all over the place. My favorite would be the serial killer shirt, featuring Don Knotts, by Upper Playground. I found it at a skate shop. I had to pull it off the wall, take it out of the display, and then make them sell it to me.
What inspires you? My older sisters. They hung out with a lot of graffiti writers way back when. When I was younger I watched them draw for hours, trying to learn any bits of style I could, soaking in the detail. The next day at school trying to draw what I remembered from the previous nights art lesson. I am still just experimenting, trying to scribble whatever, whenever I can. Thanks Lea, and Carly.
What do you do for a living? I work at a store that sells appliance parts. It's not very exciting, at all. I spend most of my downtime drawing, just like I did in junior college, high school, junior high, elementary school as far back as I can remember. I'm looking toward doing professional paint & pinstripe jobs on cars. I wouldn't mind working/owning an all around printing/painting business of my own.
Is there somewhere in the world that you'd like to be right now? No question, I want to be in the deepest part of the ocean right now. I can only imagine the feeling of being the most excited, and scared I've ever been in my entire life. We know more about the moon than the deep sea?! Get out of town. My brains are on the wall behind me.
What are a few of your favorite websites?
Recommend a product: Condoms.
Any shout outs?
I would like to give a shout out to Jamaal Fuller for showing me this website. Andrew Hughes for constantly motivating me. Andy Souza, helping out local artists like myself and Roman from Provoke thinking for showing my work. Lacie Rae, for always being there when I needed guidance. Mini shouts go to Ed, Cory, Jessie, and everyone one else at the thunderdome.