Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Close Up with Smug One

Glasgow based Smug One is hands down one of the premier graffiti portrait artists in the world.

The shading and rendering that Smug applies to his paintings is remarkable.  Here is a closer look at Smug's mean mugging mural in downtown Los Angeles.

It is fascinating to note how when you get close enough you can see the individual strokes of paint, and it makes it like anyone could do it.  But painting is kind of like cooking--everyone has the ingredients, but only a true chef can cook a masterpiece.  Same thing here.  It might look simple, but to mix the individual strokes in a way that comes together to form the delicious detail of a this Smug mural, well, it just shows how this is true art.

Dig it.  Stay Up and Stay Smug!~

1 comment:

  1. SMUG is soo hard.. this piece is sooo legit