More Bay Area Antics

Panel #1 is well on it's way to becoming the first official completed El Travo Collabo panel, but it is making one last impromptu NorCal stop- more juice on that later. BUT FOR NOW, how about some alien interview action by NorCal Artist, Oscar Padilla-

ETC: What name do you prefer to go by, and where are you from?
OP: I usually go by Oscar my friends call me Oskeezie sometimes, its a rip off Snoop Dogg's lingo. lol. Im originally from El Paso, Texas. Currently residing out of San Pablo, Califas!

ETC: What inspires or drives your to create you art and how long have you been doing it?
OP:  I've been doodling since I was a kid, every christmas and birthday all I'd ask for was art supplies. I remember getting the RoseArt sets with the pastels, crayons, markers, watercolors, etc. and the were the most awesomest toy I ever got, but now that I look back at them, they were crappy ass kits, but thats how I got started. 

Just about everything inspires me, I've done a few protrait paintings that were just inspired by me wanting to paint someones mug on a canvas. I watched a show on elephants that painted one day and was inspired to paint an elephant with rattlecan tusks. At first, elephants were my main focus, I love how they are gentle giants, but at the same time no one messes with them because they all know that an elephant will fuck shit up! Also, they remember everything and alot of my paintings are inspired by random memory explosions that come to mind out of no where. I have a variety of different things I paint because I like to keep my mind busy.

ETC: Favorite color[s]?
OP:  Purple, blue, black, in that order.

ETC: What would be your idea of the ultimate art project or collaboration?
OP: A giant white walled room, scaffolding, abundance of paint and supplies, beers, and a shit load of people that are ready to throw down some shit on every square inch of the walls. Just being able to vibe with other creative minds on something that is such big of a scale would be legit.

ETC: Describe your style [artisticly].
OP: Its graffiti and animation inspired, with a twist of a lost mind.

ETC: Do you aspire to become one of those famous artists we read about in the art 'zines? why or why not
OP: If thats what it would take for me to be able to live off of doing what i love to do, then yes. I think some creative people, and not neccesarily artists, but musician, sculptors, everyone, when they get to where they were aiming to get, they plateau and settle for it, their minds stop racing, and you see the lack of effort in their work. Thats the only thing that i wouldnt want to happen.

ETC:  If you had one last sentence to tell the world what's on your mind, what would you say?
OP: "Si te hace feliz." My mom raised me on these four words. It means "If it makes you happy" She never judged me for who I was, what I stood for, or what I did, she was happy as long as I was happy. I live by it . If it maes you happy do, then you wont have any regrets and it flushes out the chances of any what if's.

Every child is an artist.  The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.  ~Pablo Picasso


Grab your brushes and hit me up!


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