478 - Creep Week 2016: Bonethrower
Bonethrower returns to Creep Week with his secret, analog brand of nerd magic that he uses to make an entire universe. Since his last appearance, Bonethrower's career has literally leapt off the page and into our world in the form of couches, warriors, festival thrones, and even more to come. As he struggles with restlessness and reinventing his own wheel we get to see the expanding path of an artist whose recognizable style has paved the way for what lays just beyond the horizon. Bonethrower uses determination and tenacity to help him incorporate mistakes, listen to his pieces, and leave every client impressed. By applying his creativity to each new challenge, we have only begun to see the beginnings of the long reign of Bonethrower as a powerful, creative overlord of Yod.
Developing your style and staying excited about your subject matter.
From markers and paper to woodcuts and couches.
Adding physicality to your creativity.
Getting out your garbage as you learn a new skill.
How a solo art show can lead to making thrones.
Listening to your piece tell you what it wants to be.
Making social media candy.
Surprising your clients by exceeding their expectations.
Accounting for the leverage you need and producing an oversized piece.
The nightmare of breaking down.
Perspective, clean surfaces, and the art skills you actually use.
Letting low brow artists make high end blankets.
A queen sized show.
Making a recognizable universe and getting the narrative outside of your head.
Vibrating psychedelic murals in bars.
Scaling up your work in a small space.
Staying loose and incorporating your mistakes.
Finding clients who believe in you.
Being careful with your own Screaming Hand.
Complicating things for yourself and the overall effect that seduces you.
Keeping it analog.
Bonethrower's Pie Chart of Earning.
Opening doors by making couches.
Overcoming adversity through secret nerd magic.
Reinventing your own wheel and trying to make each year your year.
Becoming the Grim Reaper of Instagram.
Making a life far away from home.
Coping with loss and keeping your career going.
Do your parents understand what you're doing?
The synergy in living near like minded individuals.
Getting into a studio, out of your house, and into a community.
Making LA home.
Rethinking sponsored posts.
Reinterpreting classic character's interiors.
Bonding over brutal honesty and the never ending hamster wheels.