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Completed Tony Gwynn Tribute Mural by Wild Style Technicians

Mr. Sketch by Zone
Mr. Sketch by Zone
Padre Sketch by Zone
Padre Sketch by Zone
Thank you to Ironlak for their support on this project!
Thank you to Ironlak for their support on this project!
Initial Mr. Padre Digital Mock Up
Initial Mr. Padre Digital Mock Up
Idea from the cutting room floor...
Idea from the cutting room floor…
First line going up.
First lines going up.
Zone and Izzy knocking out the blueprint on the wall with some Ironlak.
Zone and Izzy knocking out the blueprint on the wall with some Ironlak.

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Izzy sketching in the 3-D
Izzy sketching in the 3-D
Sake getting some face time with the local Fox Affiliate.
Sake getting some face time with the local Fox Affiliate.
Zone getting interviewed as well...
Zone getting interviewed as well…
Zone filling in the holidays...
Zone filling in the holidays…
Progress... all filled in.
Progress… all filled in.
Digital Mock Up of the color scheme we eventually decided to use.
Digital Mock Up of the color scheme we eventually decided to use.
Outine finally going up...
Outine finally going up…
Unique ASK XMEN helping out with the force field.
Unique ASK XMEN helping out with the force field.
Sake working late in to the night on the Gwynn portrait.
Sake working late in to the night on the Gwynn portrait.
All hands on deck...
All hands on deck…
Saratoga Sake taking a break while working on the Tony Gwynn Mural Project.
Saratoga Sake taking a break while working on the Tony Gwynn Mural Project.
Crunch time with Sake...
Crunch time with Sake…
Completed Mr. Padre Mural by Wild Style Technicians
Completed Mr. Padre Mural by Wild Style Technicians
Mr. Padre Tribute mural for Tony Gwynn
Mr. Padre Tribute mural for Tony Gwynn

I was very honored to have been able to have opportunity to help out a couple of good friends and crew mates execute their idea for a Tony Gwynn Mural Tribute. Tony Gwynn is a baseball legend and San Diego icon who was respected as much off as he was on the field for his craftsmanship, character, and loyalty to the City of San Diego. This project was spearheaded by Zone, who came up with the idea and Mr. Padre sketch, and Sake, who created the amazing Tony Gwynn portrait in addition to a lot of organizational, logistics, and media promotional work. I played a supporting role in helping to obtain some support for supplies from Ironak, WST, and Writerz Blok in addition to numerous digital mock ups, and numerous late nights of grunt work painting. Credit goes to Unique ASK XMEN for helping out with painting and to DazeRoc for also assisting with painting and video documentation of the project.

The entire process was an awesome experience of which to be a part. The scale of this mural made the project somewhat challenging but I’m very proud of how the team came together to make this vision a reality for the City of San Diego. Thank you to Rocco at Undisputed Gym for allowing us to use his building as canvas. And last but not least, we appreciate all of the support, financial and otherwise, and the tremendous feedback we’ve received in the process of creating this tribute!

IzzeWST

Fresh paint… Izzy X Unique X Sake

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Panels primed and read for painting at Writerz Blok.
Buffed panels
Artist Saratoga Sake starting his outline at Writerz Blok.
Sake getting started on his outline.
Izzy Graffiti piece outline sketched out on wall at Writerz Blok.
Freestyled Izzy Outline up.
Unique and Sake painting mural at Writerz Blok
Unique & Sake at work in the Spring heat!
Izzy working on his piece.
Izzy piece in progress.
Unique working on her piece.
Unique working on her piece.
Sake piece in progress.
Sake piece in progress.
Izzy piece filled in.
Izzy piece filled in.
Hands with paint all over from a day of painting.
Messy hands.
Izzy piece by IzzeWST of Wild Style Technicians at Writerz Blok
Completed Izzy piece.

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Sake graffiti burner by Saratoga Sake of Wild Style Technicians at Writerz Blok
Completed Sake Piece

Unique, Sake, and myself planned a little paint date a couple of weeks back which we scheduled for the Monday, March 10th.  Since we wanted to keep iy simple, quick and inexpensive we decided to roll with solid black fills.  None of us came prepared with outlines so we all free style’d our pieces which actually worked out fairly well.  This was all of our first time outlining with Sugar Artist Acrylic and it worked just about as well as any paint I’ve ever used. I personally think Ironlak knocked it out of the park with this new brand.

Great time as always painting with good friends. I’m personally pretty satisfied with the results as well my personal progress in my ability to pull off relatively decent work without a sketch or blueprint.  In the past this was a recipe for disaster for me… proving we are all students of the game until the very end.

IzzeWST

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