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SowFlo-Painting-Drew-Brophy-2015CASE STUDY:  SOWFLO Album and CD Cover for their 2016 release titled SUCH IS LIFE.

WHEN: January 2016

CLIENT: SOWFLO

MISSION: SOWFLO is a South Florida American reggae band.  They were releasing a new album titled “SUCH IS LIFE ” and wanted an illustration that would be so unique and full of life that it would add to the appeal of the album and cd’s.  The ultimate goal was to create an album that would become collectible and memorable.

SCOPE OF PROJECT:  The artwork was designed to incorporate the band’s love for sunshine, good vibes and a Florida feel.  And of course, one of the most interesting features of their region, bales of “herbs” washing up on Florida shores.
sowflo mudskipper art by drew brophy
Drew strove to create a fun vibe with his signature sun and electric waves and of course, a Reggae album cover wouldn’t be complete without a few pot leaves thrown in.  He then decided to add in a few of the strange fish found in Florida, called mudskippers.

Drew felt that he could create a mudskipper with such pronounced personality that it would become an iconic image for the band.  And it did.

SUCH Is Life CD Cover SOWFLO art by Drew BrophyRESULTS:  The illustration printed beautifully, and the band was able to use the art to create other merchandise such as t-shirts and stickers donning the newly infamous mudskipper.  The album release has been very successful.

The mudskipper did indeed become an iconic image for the band.  In just a few short months since the album’s release, dozens of photos from fans have surfaced, showing the mudskipper tattooed on them.  It’s become a memorable image.  Mission Accomplished.

NOTE:  The agreement allowed for Drew to make art prints of the artwork available to his collectors.  They are in a limited edition series, available here.

 

 

Winding down from our five month trip across country, Maria and I decided to spend a week in Florida before driving back to San Clemente, California.

One of our Florida stops was to spend a few days at tattoo artist Mark Longenecker’s.

Mark is the guy I gave my first tattoo to (and my last), a couple years ago.

He’s the only person who could talk me into holding a tattoo machine and actually doing it.

Over the years, we’ve painted Escape Camper vans together and created tattoo flash together.

This time, Mark and I decided to paint a mural on the side of his Endless Summer Tattoo Shop.  The wall is facing A1A, the perfect place to put a mural.

Over wine the night before, Mark and I sat down and tried to brainstorm a design.  We threw out a few ideas.  We knew we wanted a wave and a sun.  But in the end, we decided to just wing it.

Collaboration with Mark Longenecker

The next day we laid out 120 cans of Mtn 94 Montana Spray paint and went to work on it.

While we painted, people were driving by on A1A honking their horns and yelling out the window, stoked.

The mural turned out pretty good – and we got it done in about eight hours.

Here’s a video of us painting it that Mark put together with his Go Pro:

ENDLESS SUMMER TATTOO MURAL, COCOA BEACH – Please leave a comment if you like it.

Life is Good – Drew

You can paint anything with water based paint pens!  

Learn Drew Brophy’s tried and true Uni Posca Paint Pen Techniques in this hands-on workshop.

Drew has earned a living for over 25 years, mostly using the medium of opaque, water-based paint pens made by Uni Posca.

He has painted surfboards, skateboards, motorcycles, guitars, canvas, everything with this medium.

UNI POSCAS offer a quick learning curve; it’s an easy, un-intimidating method of painting.  Most artists who try it fall in love with the possibilities of this medium.

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:

Paint on the materials we provide, or, bring your own canvas, surfboard, shoes, helmet; just about anything you want to paint on in this hands-on workshop!

In this course, Drew will share techniques on how to:

  • Prepare your painting surface
  • Create the perfect composition
  • Design color schemes
  • Blend the colors
  • Properly seal your art.
  • How to earn money $$ using these techniques

An open Question and Answer session with Drew will continue throughout the workshop.

This is a rare opportunity for artists to spend time with Drew on a personal level for two days!

Drew will welcome questions during the workshop about the business of art and will freely share what has worked for him as a professional artist for over 25 years.

Workshop participants will get a 10-pack of Uni-Posca paint pens and a signed art print from Drew ($60 value).

WHEN:  Nov. 10-11 (Sat & Sun) from 3-6 p.m.

WHERE:  Art Mundo, 111 Orange Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34950

SIGN UP: Go to http://www.ArtMundo.Org or call 949-678-8133

QUESTIONS ABOUT THE WORKSHOP?  Email Drew or Maria at info@drewbrophy.com or call 949-678-8133.

IMPORTANT:  Sign up quick so that supplies may be ordered and shipped to the workshop in time.  Class is limited to 12 students!

WORKSHOP GENEROUSLY SPONSORED BY TREASURES OF FORT PIERCE! and SENTIMENT GIFT SHOP!

 

TESTIMONIALS:

Drew showed me how to use paint pens and now I’m making money painting all kinds of things for people!”  Jimmy “The Marine”, Oceanside, California

I had always wanted to paint my own surfboards.  The paint pens are an easy medium to learn.  Now I’m painting boards for my friends!”  Donny D, Vero Beach, Florida

PHOTOS FROM PAST WORKSHOPS:

http://drewbrophy.com/workshop-with-drew-myrtle-beach-sc-aug-3-2008/

http://newspress.furman.edu/?p=4290