Name: Niko Del Real Hometown: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico Occupation: Student
What got you into drawing in the first place? Niko: Well, I think I have been drawing for almost all my life or at least the part I remember, haha. When we're talking about the BMX cartoons, I think like 2 years or so.
You sem to have a certain style with the eyes, is that your trademark? Niko: Yes, it's some particular thing I put in my drawings to make them something more original. That makes it kind of harder keeping the similarity to the rider that I'm going to draw but it is worth it when I see the drawing finished.
Drawing BMX bikes the right way is hard, does it help you
Surely, there's no need to explain the Burning Ink event anymore. The art show, which has already hit Paris, New York City, Berlin and London has become a unique event combining the worlds of illustration and tattoo. For its 5th edition, Burning Ink takes up residence in Madrid. The event will run from September 13th to 27th in the Spanish capital in partnership with ESTIGMA TATTOO. With the exhibition of designs and drawings taking place at THE WALL (Corredera Baja de San Pablo, 47) and the tattoos to be inked at ESTIGMA TATTOO (Valverde, 26), a street away from the gallery.
Once again, bringing together a unique selection of world-renowned street artists, graphic designers and illustrators, Burning Ink is a crossover event between the worlds of fine arts and tattoos.
The concept is as radical and unique as before: all the
One of the largest international graffiti festivals in Europe will take place on the 23th and 24th of June in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Artists Nasty Sons, Dphaezer, Super A, Inca, Karski, Neas, Clone, Zenk, One, Druid, Moron, Nyse, Be Easy Crew, and Coma will be present at De Berenkuil. We took a trip there when Catfish was around. New update soon with all the new stuff.
One week ago, The HUB opened Ruben Sanchez & Gaston Francisco's exhibition OJO X OJO. OJO X OJO (standing for "an eye for an eye") is a collaborative project by the two Barcelona based artists. Ruben Sanchez showcases here a selection of his artworks, from drawings, paintings to graphic designs. On the other hand, Gaston Francisco decided to take us around the world with his camera, exhibiting shots taken during his several travels. The meeting point for both artists was to give a personal view on different subjects such the idea of portraits and the MACBA museum in Barcelona.
Students from Rio Rancho High School (Rio Rancho, NM) claimed top prize on Wednesday, May 30, 2011 at the Vans Custom Culture Art & Design Showcase at the Long Beach Museum of Art. Rio Rancho’s four Vans shoe designs were initially chosen from nearly 900 submissions across all 50 states and with the top honor, Rio Rancho High School receives a $50,000 grant towards the school’s art programs. Rio Rancho High School was also honored by Journeys with a $5,000 contribution for winning the “Local Attitude” award for creating the shoes that best represented their home turf.
Creativity and innovation dominated the students’ shoe designs, transforming four themes - art, music, action sports, and local attitude- into four striking pieces of original art. The judges panel included skate legend Tony Alva, musician Jordan Buckley of Every Time I Die, tattoo artist Oliver Peck (Spike TV’s Ink Master), actress AnnaLynne McCord (The CW’s 90210), and designer, television host and author Whitney Port.
Vans Custom Culture, Vans’ nationwide art contest, wraps up the public voting phase of the program this Thursday at midnight EDT. Until then, we ask the public to help choose the five schools that will have the opportunity to travel to Los Angeles to participate in the final art showcase and the chance to win up to $55,000 towards their art programs. After more than 900 schools initially entered this year, a panel here at Vans whittled that number down to the 50 top schools who are now vying to be one of the five finalists.
The 4th edition of Burning Ink came to a close at the weekend as art was inked and burned at the closing ceremony on Cheshire Street, East London. The unique art show concept, which has been running at Beach London throughout March, saw three of the unique hand drawn pieces become tattoo at Kids Love Ink, whilst the rest were lost to the fire on Saturday night.
That brings the London stop of Burning Ink to a close but the