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Sketches transformed into Giant Stencils!

Sketches transformed into Giant Stencils!

Drew Brophy is doing two very exciting and unique STREET ART events with GreenGraffiti for Keen Europe and GLOBETROTTER:

Drew getting a lesson in the GreenGraffiti techniques

Drew practicing GreenGraffiti techniques

The world’s largest freehand reverse graffiti Mural Installation!  Globetrotter in Hamburg, Germany:

What:  GreenGraffiti and Drew Brophy team up to execute the world’s largest freehand reverse graffiti sidewalk mural!

The artwork is designed to illustrate the artists’ interpretation of Keen’s #FollowYourFeet philosophy.

Watch it come to life on Hamburg’s concrete!

When:  Thursday, 19 June 2014, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where:  Globetrotter in Hamburg, Germany – Wiesendamm 1, 22305 Hamburg (MAP: http://bit.ly/1iHbdN9 )

Who:  YOU!  The public is invited to watch, take photos, enjoy watching it come alive!

(Please share your photos using the #KeenGreenGraffiti and #DrewBrophy hashtags)

For more info, watch the video at the end of this post, of Drew explaining his role in the process.

Live Paddleboard and Paddle Painting at Globetrotter in Koln (Cologne) Germany:

What:  Drew Brophy will do a live painting demonstration at Globetrotter, Koln, on an 8 foot Riviera paddleboard and paddle.

Poster Giveaway at Koln Globetrotter!

Poster Giveaway at Koln Globetrotter!

And a POSTER GIVEAWAY of Drew Brophy’s most popular painting, SUNRISE!  Posters will be given to spectators at the live painting event (while supplies last).

The paddleboard and paddle will be awarded to one lucky winner through a Keen-Globetrotter promotion.

When:  Saturday, 21 June 2014 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

WhereGlobetrotter in Koln, Germany

Who:  You!  The public is invited to watch, and get a free Drew Brophy art poster!

About GreenGraffiti-Drew Brophy Keen Project and the Process of Reverse Graffiti:

In the summer of 2013, Drew Brophy and GreenGraffiti, on behalf of Keen Europe, executed the world’s first and largest *reverse graffiti sidewalk mural at the Hamburg Globetrotter in Germany.  It was a huge success which resulted in a strong increase in sales for Keen Europe and Globetrotter.  The mural was over 100 meters square.  (See Video of project at bottom of post)

This year they decided to work with Drew live!  Similar idea but this time the art and interpretation of Keen’s philosophy of #FollowYourFeet will be applied freehand. It will be the world’s largest freehand template sidewalk mural.

The Process:  Drew designs and draws the artwork for the templates and overall design.  GreenGraffiti takes the designs and cuts giant templates (stencils) out of steel and recycled materials.  Together they will freehand the design on location, using giant “airbrush” power washers, working with the dirt on the sidewalk.

Only a handful of illustrators in the world know these techniques of creating, designing and executing the art for such a project.  Drew is one of the few artists who has mastered this technique and process.

Once applied, the design stays for about 4 weeks, then GreenGraffiti goes out and clears it, leaving a shiny, clean sidewalk for the community to enjoy!

In the words of Jim Bowes of GreenGraffiti, “Dirty public space is a valuable public asset” !

*REVERSE GRAFFITI is also known as clean tagging, dust tagging, grime writing.  GreenGraffiti or “clean advertising” is a method of creating temporary or semi-permanent images on walls or other surfaces by removing dirt from a surface using giant power washers and stencils.

VIDEO OF DREW EXPLAINING HIS ROLE IN THE PROJECT:

 

VIDEO OF GREENGRAFFITI and DREW BROPHY KEEN EUROPE MURAL SUMMER 2013:

CES2014 WD Fan Night Mural painting by Drew Brophy Photo by Scott SmallinI’m painting a mural and customizing a few of the giveaways for WD Fan Night, a party you don’t want to miss if you’re in Las Vegas on January 7th!  (See the Flipagram slide show of the progression of this painting here:  http://flipagram.com/f/3qCYdhgra3 )

WD will be giving away a lot of great things, including my art on t-shirts, posters and skateboards.

It’s an open party, but you have to register to attend (it’s free) – Sign up here:  https://www.wdpromotion.com/wdfannight/default.aspx

WHAT:  WD (Western Digital, maker of my hard drives) invites you to an exclusive Fan Night and creative showcase!  #WDFanNight

WHERE:  Las Vegas, Caesar’s Palace

WHEN:  Tuesday, January 7 at 7:00pm.

DESCRIPTION FROM WD WEBSITE:  Get off the CES show floor and come join us for an evening to celebrate our fans with plenty of food, drinks, live music and of course giveaways!

Hang out with creative professionals such as renowned Sports Illustrated photographer Peter Read Miller, professional gamers Scarra and ODEE from Team Dignitas, artist Drew Brophy and musician MikelParis™ from the band OAR, along with WD product experts providing tips and tricks for getting the most out of our latest gear.

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Dreamforce painting by Drew Brophy Progess Software San FranciscoCASE STUDY:  Illustrate Progress Software’s new product, Easyl, in a live painting at Dreamforce in San Francisco.

WHEN:  October 2013

CLIENT:  Progress Software

MISSION:  Showcase the new software product, Easyl, and increase interaction with new prospects during Dreamforce 2013 by creating a memorable, stand-out presentation in their booth.

SCOPE OF WORK:  Research, design and create an 8’ x 15’ canvas mural to be painted live, during the first three days of Dreamforce. The painting was designed to cleverly illustrate the complicated workings of the Easyl software.

(Easyl unites your data and dramatically simplifies the process)

Painting the mural live during the show added vibrance and energy to a booth where all the other booths in the show looked alike. The live painting generated energy that drew people in, to get a closer look, and Progress Sales staff could then engage the customers more easily.

RESULTS:  Progress Software booth traffic increased significantly from the previous year.  They stood out amongst their
competitors at the show, and a photo of their mural was featured in “50 photos of Dreamforce 2013” on the Dreamforce website.   Mission Accomplished!

 

Day 1 Progress of Mural Painting

Day 1 Progress of Mural Painting

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Canvas panels prepped,sketched on and ready to go to Dreamforce!

DAILY MURAL PROGRESS

DAY 1:
My main goal was to get one third of it painted. I focused first on the Progress Sofware and Easyl logos for quick brand recognition as I worked on the rest.

This mural has 3 major components to it; the illustration of Quick access to your Data, Data Direct and Easyl, the magic bringing it all together.

I used Uni Posca Paint Pens on the entire painting!  They are non-messy, have no smell, and dry quickly.

The crowds response to the mural was extremely positive. We heard a lot of people say “this is the most creative booth we’ve seen here!”

PROGRESS UPDATE, DAY 2:
My goal was to get the next 30% painted and to give it vibrant energy.  And I did that.  The response of attendees has been phenomenal – so many people coming by the booth to see it!

I’ve been painting it with Posca Paint Pens, which seems like a tedious medium for a huge surface, but it’s allowing me to keep the colors vibrant and to get the detail and color blending that I want.

PROGRESS DAY 3:  First, I made it my plan to get rid of all the remaining white.  Then, add in all the little bells and whistles that make a painting go from good to great; like the highlights, shadows.   We encouraged people to get their picture taken in front of it.  It was a great photo opportunity!

Progress Software Mural by Drew Brophy Jan 2014 Data GURU Low RES

DATA GURU PAINTING – All finished!

 

Putting the canvas in this box I custom made

Putting the canvas in this box I custom made

Drew Brophy HOW TO THRIVE AS AN ARTIST LECTURE

On Friday, November 1st, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. , I will be giving a talk in the George Hitchcock lounge entitled, “How to Thrive as an Artist.”

This talk is geared toward aspiring artists, students, and creative entrepreneurs, as I will be explaining how to make following your dreams a viable career path with concrete steps based off of of my own life and business experiences, having gone from an unknown surfer to the top-selling surf artist in the world.

Following my talk, Tom Pohaku Stone, renowned native Hawaiian surfer and shaper, will be performing an alaia surfboard shaping demonstration out of a beautiful redwood plank that has been generously donated by Big Creek Lumber.

On the evening of November 1st, as part of the Salt of the Earth event at UC Santa Cruz, there is a screening of the new film titled Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau , plus live music from The Shapes. This will be held at Rio Theater, 1205 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz,  at 6:45 pm.

For more info on all of these events, go to the Salt of the Earth website: http://saltoftheearth-ucsc.blogspot.com/

WHAT:  Lecture titled “How to Thrive as an Artist”

WHO:  Open to the public

WHERE:  PORTER COLLEGE, UCSC, in the George Hitchcock Lounge

WHEN:  Friday, November 1, at 1:00 p.m.   There will be a question and answer session immediately following the talk.

ORSHOW Flyer Drew Brophy Riviera PaddlesurfOn Thursday, August 1st, I’ll be in the Riviera PaddleSurf Booth at Outdoor Retailer, painting paddles and Standup Paddleboards using Uni Posca Paint Pens.

I’ll be talking story about my adventures, searching for big waves and gnarly rivers to SUP.

When I’m not painting, I’ll be spending time visiting my sponsors, such as Keen Footwear, at the show.

See a few examples of paddles I painted for Riviera in the past, below.

Come see me, if you’re there!  (And if you’re not able to be there, follow the pictures as they are posted, on my Facebook Page, here.)

Riviera Paddles Painted by Drew BrophyDrew Brophy Riviera Paddles Painted

 

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