Custom painted jackets
I started out making custom painted jackets for my mates. It was mostly Heavy Metal band album covers and logos back then. I started out with a very modest ‘setup’ – Basically some leftover model paint and correction fluid! It was an extremely humble entrance into the world of the commercial artist but it was – weirdly – a great way to learn. I figured out what looks good and what doesn’t early on and started ‘translating’ the flat album art onto the movable 3d canvas that is a leather ‘rocker’ jacket. It was the beginning of learning how to fit designs to the body. So I guess it helped me when I became a tattooist.
I think I’ve always been more at home making custom painted jackets and guitars than canvases. Don’t get me wrong a canvas is great but jackets and guitars? They feel like ‘home’ to me.
Get your Own Custom Jacket
All you have to do is find a leather jacket you like and send it me. I’ll then make a digital mockup of your design – which can be either your idea or mine and send it you. Once we’re both happy I’ll paint the jacket for you, let it dry and then ship it back. I might even add some studs and put a free gift in the pocket. Who knows?!