April 24th, 2013
In the Netherlands and some other countries the comic is called Suske & Wiske, but in other countries it’s also known as: Bob & Bobette / Finn & Fiffi / Willy & Wanda and a couple of other names. During our childhood we did read a lot of these comics and we wanted to pay tribute to it. Of course with a little twist to it, as we usually do when painting these kind of concept walls.
The wall is painted in the characteristic style of the cover of the albums; with warm red background (done with roller paint) and the title in the same letter style as the comic to give it the exact feeling as if looking at an original album cover. We gave it the title ‘de baldadige broeders’ (which can be translated as’ the nasty brothers’).
All the main characters of the comic can be found on the wall and also a Dns piece to make it more ’streetwise’. The background was improvised on the spot by looking through various albums we brought with us. Because of the size of the wall the very small details where added with a black Molotow one4all marker, to give the wall some extra detail. All in all again this was a very fun project to do! On to the next one…
April 24th, 2013
Weather temperatures in Holland are still pretty much below zero, sowe decided to do another indoor spot. Indoor spots are good for trying new directions and are fun to do during the winterseason.
We had the idea of making rather simple pieces which are partly disintegrated by a tornado.
We painted the wall with a selection of greys from the belton range.
We kept the style of the pieces pretty basic because after adding all the effects we wanted the letters to still stand out and not becoming unreadable.
First we painted a comic style tornado in the middle.
Next we started painting the letters and put an outline around it and added a simple 3d.
After that it was time to add the movement lines in the fill and 3d to create a motion effect.
To spice it up we added some dirt all over the piece to make it look more realistic.
The transparant black came in handy for some drop shadows.
The last thing was to add some finishing touches such as adding the crewname inside the tornado and do some minor touch-ups.
All in all it was a good exercise and the effects work well.
October 29th, 2011
We planned to do this conceptwall for quite a long time, but for some reasons there always came something inbetween. We we’re lucky that for the time of the year (autumn) the weather forecast was pretty good. So we decided it was time to paint the concept.
We rollerpainted the background in a spacy green color and used some colors of the Molotow range to make a glow. After that we rolled the bottompart also, but this time in a pink color. Next it was time to make some fading on the upperpart of the wall with fatcaps. Romeo focussed on the background first and meanwhile Mega painted the character. After that was finished we both focussed on our pieces. Since the wall is not so big we had to keep our pieces relatively simple.
We just finished before dark… Another project done and onto the next one!
Check the endresult here >click<
June 7th, 2011
Painting a big blockbuster piece with rollerpaint is allways fun. Problem is to find a suitable spot for those pieces. This spot is located next to a railroad track, so very readable from the passing trains.
Most people think it’s easy to do blockbusters, but actually it’s more difficult to make a good blockbuster than a regular piece. All the proportions of the letters have to be right, otherwise it doesn’t look good. Check the outcome of the wall after the jump
April 13th, 2011
After the Exchange with the very talented Nemo from Sarajevo we also recieved some sketches from his partner in crime ‘Mosk’… We wanted to go all out with these killer sketches and decided to paint them along the railtracks somewhere in Leeuwarden. This spot is one of our favorite spots to paint but we hadn’t been there since a while…
We had to do some serious gardening to get rid of all the reed and other plants which stood in front of the wall.
The back of the cans come in handy when removing old paint from the wall.
Romeo spend quite some time to get the sketches on the wall. Since both sketches had a different flow, we tried to balance them a bit. He pulled it off very nicely though.
Meanwhile Mega painted 3 b-boy characters next to the pieces and after that we worked together on both pieces.
Eventually we had to rush because it allready was getting dark, but we finished the wall just in time to get good pictures. Thanks Mosk for the killer sketches and we hope you like the outcome… We sure did… check the endresult here after the jump
March 28th, 2011
Spring is finally here… this means more time to work on our pieces. This time we took a retro character from an old Dutch clothing brand called Coolcat. We put our names next to it and wanted to paint a bit loose. It’s hard to let go of the standard painting ‘rules’ we practised for years and years. But we’re slowly learning to let things go and discover new angles to make our work more interesting to look at… Check the endresult after the jump >click<
March 16th, 2011
We were asked to paint something in a local youthcentre. It was in a room where all kind of activities are held for kids from 4 – 8 years old. So we thought something colorful would be nice for them to look at. We did add some characters of the Robots movie in front of the piece… They really liked the wall. Another job wel done…. Check the final wall here >click<
February 14th, 2011
This time we did another experiment with primary colors. We wanted to add a melting effect to the letters without the letters becoming unreadable. To get the best result we thought that the fill in should be mostly done with hard edges and the melted part only with curly waves. It worked very well. Check out the endresult after the jump
January 30th, 2011
This is our homage to the game Angry Birds by Rovio. We painted a level with all the birds in it accompanied by our names. We did make the letters in the style of the logo of the game.
Since the characters have no outline we used Belton Molotow transparant colors to make shades and effects.
It’s still very cold overhere in Holland, so we painted in sessions of several hours during 2 days. On the start of the second day there was a layer of ice on the wall which we had to scrape of first. Luckily the day turned out to be very sunny, so we could finish the wall.
For the endresult of the wall, check our photobook section