Zumiez Best Foot Forward Finals

I had the opportunity to design the artwork for zumiez Best Foot Forward finals course. Huge thank you to everyone that was involved in this project, I really felt the love on this one. It was a great feeling to be able to merge two of my passions into the same project. I felt this project totally aligned with everything i’m about and it was an awesome feeling. 🌴 ✨ || sponsors: @zumiez @adidasskateboarding @zumiezbestfootforward @dickiesskate @bonesbearings @4dwn @g-shock

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Essentia Water: Overachiver Campaign

I had the opportunity to be apart of the overachiever campaign with Essentia water. I designed a 70x40 ft billboard that was displayed in downtown Dallas. The billboard showcased my work, and read “Overachieve Dallas”. The piece I designed was meant to reflect the essence of Dallas through my work. I wanted to call out some of the more vibrant landmarks in Dallas so I included the Deep Ellum sign, ferris wheel, and Pegasus included within the head dress. This was a really dope project for me for many reasons but mainly because It was this first time having my work displayed on such a large scale. It was also great working with a brand I personally believe in and one I use. I loved their water before I ever worked with them. So that was tight.

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The Hill Shopping Center: "The Collective Energy"

This piece is titled "The Collective Energy" meaning we as humans are the collective energy needed to heal and preserve. It depicts mankind transferring energy to enhance the Earth and the Earth reflecting its appreciation back to mankind. Located off 75 and Walnut Hill. Go check it out!

Drigo mural at The Hill Shopping Center in Dallas, Texas off of Walnut Hill
Drigo mural at The Hill Shopping Center in Dallas, Texas off of Walnut Hill

Drigo mural at The Hill Shopping Center in Dallas, Texas off of Walnut Hill

Drigo mural at The Hill Shopping Center in Dallas, Texas off of Walnut Hill

Drigo mural at The Hill Shopping Center in Dallas, Texas off of Walnut Hill

Deep Ellum: "La La La"

Located off of Main St. adjacent to the patio of easy sliders in Deep Ellum. This mural is titled "La, La, La"

Drigo mural, painting in Deep Ellum, Dallas, Texas on the patio of Easy Slider

Drigo mural, painting in Deep Ellum, Dallas, Texas on the patio of Easy Slider

Drigo mural, painting in Deep Ellum, Dallas, Texas on the patio of Easy Slider

Drigo mural, painting in Deep Ellum, Dallas, Texas on the patio of Easy Slider

Drigo mural, painting in Deep Ellum, Dallas, Texas on the patio of Easy Slider

Drigo mural, painting in Deep Ellum, Dallas, Texas on the patio of Easy Slider

Frame Prototype #1: Growth Together

With the concept of my frames carrying plants, I'm hoping to bring people closer to my work. In such a way that they simultaneously grow together. As the plants grow the piece evolves. In order for the piece to evolve the owner must learn the ways of the plant thus growing together in knowledge, and the piece in visual aesthetic as the plant matures. The owner must gain knowledge about the specific plants needs, such as watering and lighting preferences. As time goes on the relationship will either strengthen or willow. If the owner is able to understand the piece and plant paired with it, they flourish together. If not, the relationship dies off.

Dallas artist, Drigo, experimenting with different canvas frames. Custom made with cactus pot inserts. The painting contains ancient inspired beings derived from different cultures like Aztec, Mongolian, Inca, and different African tribes. The painting boasts colorful plants and poppy colors throughout.

Dallas artist, Drigo, experimenting with different canvas frames. Custom made with cactus pot inserts. The painting contains ancient inspired beings derived from different cultures like Aztec, Mongolian, Inca, and different African tribes. The painting boasts colorful plants and poppy colors throughout.

Dallas artist, Drigo, experimenting with different canvas frames. Custom made with cactus pot inserts. The painting contains ancient inspired beings derived from different cultures like Aztec, Mongolian, Inca, and different African tribes. The painting boasts colorful plants and poppy colors throughout.

Dallas artist, Drigo, experimenting with different canvas frames. Custom made with cactus pot inserts. The painting contains ancient inspired beings derived from different cultures like Aztec, Mongolian, Inca, and different African tribes. The painting boasts colorful plants and poppy colors throughout.

Sometime Someday: Screen Printed Tees

So these shirts were a pain in the ass to make, but I learned a lot along the way. Natalie (my girl) and I printed these ourselves with the help of the homies (Brent, Jorge, Wheron) who showed us the ropes when it came to burning our screens, washing them, and squeegeeing, etc. Lots of mistakes were made at first, but after getting past the initial learning curve, everything went pretty smoothly. Natalie also helped model the shirts and she did a bomb ass job!

Drigo hand screen printed shirts in Deep Ellum, Dallas, Texas at the yellow house

Drigo hand screen printed shirts in Deep Ellum, Dallas, Texas at the yellow house

Drigo hand screen printed shirts in Deep Ellum, Dallas, Texas at the yellow house

Drigo hand screen printed shirts in Deep Ellum, Dallas, Texas at the yellow house

Drigo hand screen printed shirts in Deep Ellum, Dallas, Texas at the yellow house

Drigo hand screen printed shirts in Deep Ellum, Dallas, Texas at the yellow house

Oak Cliff: Changos

This was a little jam I did for a client in Dallas, Texas around the Kessler Park neighborhood. It was super, super hot when I did this, so I made sure to take advantage of the pool—but really. I actually held an umbrella over myself most the time at an attempt to keep from melting. It was my first residential mural in Dallas and I’m really happy with how it turned out. Natalie helped too!
This piece is about balance and safe transition into a higher state of consciousness.

Finished Drigo mural in Kessler Park, Dallas, Texas

Finished Drigo mural in Kessler Park, Dallas, Texas

Drigo mural in progress in Kessler Park, Dallas, Texas

Drigo mural in progress in Kessler Park, Dallas, Texas

Finished Drigo mural in Kessler Park, Dallas, Texas

Finished Drigo mural in Kessler Park, Dallas, Texas

Oahu, Hawaii: Zumiez Presents Converse Cons

     Last November, I was invited to paint a collaborative mural in Oahu, Hawaii for the Converse Cons Shoe release event, presented by Zumiez. “Converse Cons” is the name of Converse’s skate shoe line and Zumiez, as the sponsor of the event, set this whole trip up for me to promote the shoe release. I learned a lot and I was honestly really nervous the whole time, but the whole trip was the fucking bomb. I collaborated with artist, and skate legend, Mark Oblow in POWWOW!! Hawaii's home base, Lana Lane Studios. POWWOW!! is a collective that puts together mural events all over the world and are based in Honolulu, Hawaii. The studio is where we finished 80% of the mural, then moved over to the venue Saturday night to finish the rest of the piece for the event.  

     Overall, the trip was a total dream for me. The Zumiez peeps were so much fun and everyone else involved was super hospitable. Lots of beer, lots of painting, and lots of goood times.

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Drigo and Mark Oblow painting at Converse Cons shoe release party hosted by Zumiez and Powwow Hawaii in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Drigo and Mark Oblow painting at Converse Cons shoe release party hosted by Zumiez and Powwow Hawaii in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Drigo and Mark Oblow painting at Converse Cons shoe release party hosted by Zumiez and Powwow Hawaii in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Drigo and Mark Oblow painting at Converse Cons shoe release party hosted by Zumiez and Powwow Hawaii in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Drigo enjoying North Shore Hawaii on the Zumiez team for the Converse Cons skate shoe release.

Drigo enjoying North Shore Hawaii on the Zumiez team for the Converse Cons skate shoe release.