The Thrill Of Defeat Art Show at Royal Flesh Tattoo & Piercing
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Artists for the evening...
Nick Braatz - Scott Marvel - Steve Walters
We are so excited for friends & family of Royal Flesh Tattoo to join us for a evening with 3 creative and well known artists.
One of them we would like to feature...Steve Walters
You all have seen Rock Art posters right? Meet one of the founders of the concept...
Steve is founder of Screwballpress.com and has been cranking out Rock Art since 1991.
Here is a excerpt from a interview with Steve:
Do you do everything by hand or on computer?
-Mostly by hand. All my collage stuff is done with x-acto knives and glue-sticks. Sometimes I draw text by hand, sometimes I use Letra-set rub-on letters, sometimes I use Illustrator on the computer-machine. When I do it on the computer, I'll usually print it out and "distress" it by crumpling it up or something though.
I don't have a problem with computers. I'm just not very skilled at using them. It's a tool like any other medium and someone who has those skills can produce amazing things.Some people like to blame computers for a lot of the prevalent bad design in the world, but it's people who don't know anything about design that are the real problem. There are a lot more people who call themselves Painters because they own some brushes and an easel than there are people who call themselves Designers just because they own a computer with Photoshop.
How long does it take you to do a poster?
-I like to spend a day designing and a day printing. A) I don't like to over-work things, and B) Rock bands are rarely organized enough to give yo more than a few days' notice, and usually come to you pouting and holding their pockets inside out because they have no money.
There's a useful "equation" for pricing that goes: "Cheap. Fast. Good. Pick Two". Telling them that usually either loosens up their wallets or buys me some time. Neither of us wants the product to look like crap.
You have a very distinctive style, are you doing only what you feel like or if tomorrow somebody asks you an oil painting with horses running out of water with a sunset backdrop, is it a problem or are you up for it ?
-I'm terrible at taking a specific idea from someone and making that happen. More often than not, their ideas are godawful. But even when they are good, I'm not an illustrator. I work best with vague suggestions or themes. After 20 years, most people just let me do whatever I want, though.
Every few years, I get bored with my "style" and start doing something new. I think it shows when I'm bored with what I produce.
Interview from: http://crewchro.blogspot.com/2012/03/screwball-press-steve-walters-us.html
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