Friday, August 31, 2012

Secret Bootleg Project 2

The Daruma doll (達磨 daruma), also known as a Dharma doll, is a hollow, round, Japanese traditional doll modeled after Bodhidharma, the founder of the Zen sect of Buddhism. These dolls, though typically red and depicting a bearded man (Dharma), vary greatly in color and design depending on region and artist. Though considered an omocha, meaning toy, Daruma has a design that is rich in symbolism and is regarded more as a talisman of good luck to the Japanese. Daruma dolls are seen as a symbol of perseverance and good luck, making them a popular gift of encouragement. The doll has also been commercialized by many Buddhist temples to use alongside goal setting.

The eyes of Daruma are often blank when sold. Monte A. Greer, author of Daruma Eyes, described the "oversized symmetrical round blank white eyes" as a means to keep track of goals or big tasks and motivate them to work to the finish. The recipient of the doll fills in one eye upon setting the goal, then the other upon fulfilling it. In this way, every time they see the one-eyed Daruma, they recall the goal. One explanation how this custom started says that in order to motivate Daruma-san to grant your wish, you promise to give him full sight once the goal is accomplished. This practice might also have something to do with the "enlightenment", the ideal attainment of Buddhism. This custom has led to a phrase in Japanese translated as "Both Eyes Open". Referring to "opening" the second eye, it expresses the realization of a goal. Traditionally, the Daruma was purchased as a household, and that only the head of the household would paint in the eyes. The politicians during election time are a good example of this. Political parties are often seen at their headquarters with large Daruma dolls and amulets purchased from local temples as a prayer for victory. This practice has been followed for some time and is highlighted in a 1967 article in Time Magazine titled "Japan: The Right Eye of Daruma". After explaining the legend of "complet[ing] the Daruma's missing eye as a symbol of gratitude for otherworldly intervention," the article recounts the following event: "Last week, in the Tokyo headquarters of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party, Premier Eisaku Sato dipped a sumi brush into an ink stone and with swift strokes daubed in the dark right eye of his Daruma. ‘The eyes,’ he remarked when he had finished, ‘are as big as my own.’"

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


I didn't even know about this I found today super late like always but that's what makes it fashionable! check it out here I like that I'm in Erotica, Awesome!

Friday, August 24, 2012


The greatest challenge as an artist is always comes down to one question "I'm good/great enough for myself" the usually the answer is always NO!, sadly you're never good/great enough and you will always have the inner struggle, an evil/bad side that always hurts or is depress by not able to achieve this greatness within your own mind.

But by having this mentality and never being happy with what you do you're naturally pushed into creating better and better work in the search of perfection, and who knows maybe just maybe one day this perfection may be achieved "the great"..........but nothing in this world is PERFECT "the evil".

Oil/ Acrylic on 24x36 woodpanel

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Tuesday's Track

This is my Favorite Song of all Times, is like a drug to me!
Track: Smack My Bitch Up Artist: The Prodigy

Saturday, August 18, 2012



Follow DJ Premier, Mark Ronson, Skrillex, Pretty Lights and The Crystal Method as they remix, recreate and re-imagine five traditional styles of music. From the classical perfection of the Berklee Symphony Orchestra to the bayou jams of New Orleans jazz, our five distinctive DJs collaborate with some of today's biggest musicians to discover how our musical past is influencing the future.


Full Movie here:

Friday, August 17, 2012

Secret Bootleg Project 2

I have been working on the Second phase of the Secret Bootleg Project this time I'm doing something that's been in my mind for the past year and finally have all the pieces together. COMING SOON TO AN ART SHOW NEAR ME.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Inspiration Art Nerd x3

Very inspiring story from one of the greatest toy maker in the world -Now in a cool animation!, Sometimes shit like this helps on artist-block.

This Week's Muse

Armeena Rana Khan

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Tuesday's Track

I bet you never ever heard this before.
Track: Spectrum (Savant Remix) Artist: Zedd

Friday, August 3, 2012

Make Your Own Art Collection

Today I'm going to share my small collection of Inked Sketches for you to do as you please print them out, save them, mass produce them, bootleg them, etc. just don't sell them to make a profit I would want a cut if you do!, actually I really don't give a S#!T this art is for you, and if you ever find me in a show or on the street and you have one of this I will sign it and make it even more legit unless you piss me off.

1-Right click on the image that you like.
2-Click "View Image"
3-New Window will open
4-Right click on the full size image
5-Click "Save Image As.."
6-The File is your.