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Heat Is Rising, Summer’s Here!

Hello all! Thanks for stopping by our virtual studio today.

We have another custom order to show y’all but it took a bit of negotiating to get this just right. Let us explain…

Just so y’all know, it’s A LOT easier to know what one wants BEFORE ordering a custom painting with the artist to avoid the ‘double charge’, but if one has the money, we have the time!

Remember, that anytime a custom work is ordered and the client walks out satisfied, then the transaction is done. It is up to the client to make sure that all work is satisfactory (to near perfection) BEFORE they leave the studio. The door of the studio is what determines if the artist ‘fixes’ an issue on an order for free/small replacement item charge or if the customer gets another full-on bill…just saying. The receipt also says NO REFUNDS…

Also, this was a simple t-shirt design, not an illustration, drawn from mostly memory with no real accurate reference other than this provided picture which was stated, “it doesn’t have to look like it, just for an idea for the flames”.

Client's Photo
Client’s Photo

So sure I can do this ‘exactly’ but you don’t want to pay what it would cost…it’s a shirt not a car(or trike in this case)…make sense? Plus we had a pirate skull ‘press-on’ design with a bandanna here at the studio they liked…

So I used the iron on pirate design for ‘skull reference’ which happened to not have the bottom jaw…what was apparently wanted though not expressed to me…

Here’s what the artist needs to hear, “We want this skull with flames around it, but doesn’t have to be exact, with this bandanna on his head from the other design.”

“Shoulda, woulda, coulda…” as the saying goes…

Anyway, here’s the front:

T-Shirt Pocket size design on Front of Shirt
T-Shirt Pocket size design on Front of Shirt

And the back:

T-Shirt Back
T-Shirt Back

Yes, the photos are not very good, but they are such for the example…it’s either that or a watermark on everything. We think it’s easier to see the example without seeing the ‘mark’ as it were.

Hope y’all enjoyed this piece, especially as the heat is rising here at the studio.

Summer’s definitely here!

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to stop by next time for new art pieces. We have been  working at getting our virtual store up and working so y’all can order a bit of art if so inclined.

Hope you liked this little post with info and art!

Until next time…


Spring Almost Gone, Summer Almost Here!

Hey y’all, thanks for stopping to take a look at what we’re doing in our virtual studio today.

This year we are attempting once again to set up a ‘shop’ for the season.

It’s been awhile since we’ve done the ‘airbrush booth’, but after last year’s wedding entertainment gig and local mural works with much positive feedback, we decided to once again open up a booth for the season to see what comes of it…and we’re super-busy just getting ready from signage…

2 signs in one
2 signs in one

…to making designs…and decorating…

MainView-Still working on it

We ‘re not totally up and running yet, because we got a late start to the right opportunity but we can totally do work for you – even if you don’t want airbrush, we can still make sketches, sculptures or whatever you need to fill that ‘empty space’ in your home, workplace, or ‘blank area’ on your clothes, helmets, motorcycles, cars, etc.

Timber Wolf 1994
Timber Wolf 1994

Fortunately, for our sanity, and probably unfortunately for travelers , a traffic light is being put up in front of the store to allow more visual connection to what we do and where we are. We are hoping this helps business…

custom shirts
custom shirts

We are really excited about this new venture but this doesn’t mean we are out of the mural business, but does mean we have more lines in the ‘water’ for income’s sake.

Example closeups
Example closeups

Please feel free to visit us at Relevant Studios in Miramar, FL this year at the Pacific Resort Wear Beach Shop on Hwy 98.

If you mention you saw this article on our blog when you visit and place your order, you’ll receive 10 per cent off!

Chinese-Style Dragon 1993
Chinese-Style Dragon 1993

We hope you liked our little ‘sneak peek’ as to what’s been going on for the past few months…

…And come back for more updates! We hope to be able to connect a marketplace through this site so y’all can order your custom painted stuff without having to leave your chair, but we’d like to meet y’all if you wanna drop by. Until then…


The Finishing Brushes

Hey y’all, thanks for taking a look at our last installment for the current project at Covenant Community Church…at least for now.

We’ve been having a blast painting these fun rooms for kids lately. Though at the end of a project, that typically takes six to eight weeks, the consensus usually is, “Whew, glad that’s done…” but then we gotta’ ask, “Okay…where’s the next one?” And start looking…

But before we wax  eloquent, or not, take a look at the room now that it’s been clear-coated and cleaned up a bit…

The first few pics will give y’all a panoramic from center…

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Okay, for the rest of these pics we’ll go through the same sequence using closeups…

DSC00674 DSC00675 DSC00672 DSC00673 DSC00680 DSC00681 DSC00682 DSC00683 DSC00684 DSC00685 DSC00686 DSC00687 DSC00688 DSC00689 DSC00690 DSC00693 DSC00691 DSC00692 DSC00677 DSC00678 DSC00676 DSC00679 Well that just about wraps up this project…for now. We will try to get some more once the room is totally finished or at least provide links to more.

Thanks to everyone who helped in this endeavor by providing your time, energy and ideas. It worked out great!

And thanks to y’all for stopping by the virtual studio of relevancy…let us know what ya’ think and check back to see new worx coming soon!

Until next time…




Half-Done = More Fun!

Hey y’all and thanks for taking a sec’ to stop by  our on location studio unit to see what progress Robb has made…

Right side of stage(facing) - main right side theme
Right side of stage(facing) – main right side theme
SIde wall - right side (facing stage) - WIll have playground here in front = mostly covered up...
SIde wall – right side (facing stage) – Will have playground here in front = mostly covered up…
close-up 1
close-up 1
close-up2  – notice the 3-d cutouts over the paint? There will be an installed baseboard after floor goes in…
Back Wall (from stage) - closet treatment
Back Wall (from stage) – closet treatment – it’s JUST paint!
R Side Back Wall - full view
R Side Back Wall – full view – the covered parts will be video monitors for games or movies…
A Cheshire 'Possum?
A Cheshire ‘Possum?
Game Corner!
Game Corner!
...and a thirsty deer, or he had an itchy nose!
…and a thirsty deer, or he had an itchy nose!
The "ranger's station" (i.e. the soundbooth)
The “ranger’s station” (i.e. the soundbooth)

Whew, been a busy week trying to get this completed so that now the playground stuff can get put together and then covered back up…

Well at least we’re half way there…time for a cold one and a very, very small break.

BigHeadHappy!A little gift of art to replace a bad anniversary!


Adding New Life = Greens

Thanks for stopping by our little virtual studio to see the progress on our latest  mural. The mid-ground colors…

On a giant mural like this we attack in different ways, a lot of general (base coats) colors get worked on throughout the room before we start adding the details, which will be on our next installment. We also layout things a few ways from opaque projection to by-eye sketching with a paint gun to brush work which allows for some cool textures that are almost impossible with airbrush…or would take too long.

This episode, we start to work in the greens to the work to add a taste of life…so refreshing and…I’m gonna have to order more of it! But check this out so far:

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Fluorescent Green is an astounding ‘base color’ (sometimes FL. Yellow before this!). It has the transparency to allow the blues and darker colors to come through (allowing for shadows later), but still has the punch for highlights…AND it makes it own light. So when indoors, I like to use them for part of the base because it seems to cause all the other non-florescent colors to also ‘glow’ to some degree. It really livens up the color. HINT:Trade secrets found here! Can also see some of our animal cut-outs awaiting their colors too…Img2014_08_30_16-37-24 Img2014_08_30_16-37-36Here we have toured the whole room and we can see a little of the front right of the stage behind a tired artist:

What day IS it?

Hope you enjoyed. Until next time…

Progress Is New Hope

Thanks for coming by our virtual studio to see the next steps taken to get our new theme accomplished. This theme, if you haven’t guessed by now, is ‘camping and outdoor adventure’ and these guys are gung-ho about getting it right! Check it out:

Stage, with progress
Stage, with progress

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Sketch with Paint!

Thanks for taking a moment to see our progress, but don’t forget to check back in to see more!


Beachside Boardwalk- Paint Part 2

Thanks for stopping by to look at the continuation of our worx at Beachside – for the ‘boardwalk’…


Wise Guys Before, and post not there, part of the props.
‘Wise Guy’s’ – Before, and the post  goes somewhere else…
Airbrush Before
‘Airbrush Shop’ Before
Wise Guys progress
Wise Guys Progress
Wise Guy's closeup-letters into buildings and viola!
Wise Guy’s closeup-letters into buildings and viola!
Friendship Airbrush SHop approach
Friendship Airbrush SHop approach…
Friendship Airbrush Shop- filling out the word trip...
Friendship Airbrush Shop- filling out the word trip…
F.A.S. taking the corner
F.A.S. taking the corner
Friendship loop finished..
Friendship loop finished…

Oh, and I almost forgot the last shop, or first, depending on where you come in…

Swell Sign-standard airbrush fare...
Swell Sign-standard airbrush fare…
'Swell Surf and Paddle' front
‘Swell Surf and Paddle’ front

That’s about all for Beachside Community Church…for now so thanks Beachside and thank you for stopping to take a look at more of Relevant Robb’s artworx!

Check back for our next venue…Viking territory…