Although he is not as prolific as he once was, Mr Draws is one of the constants in Bristol graffiti writing. Periods of absence are punctuated with little reminders that one of Bristol’s most enduring artists is out there and still active. This is a nice one under Brunel Way.
Mr Draws presents another of his curvy DRAW! letter combinations, picked out with some hreat 3D drop-shadows and border. The colour transitions fill the letters nicely, and I particularly like the black highlights around the edges of the letters. As long as Mr Draws paints them, I will post them.
Tick tock, tick tock – the beating heart and soul of Bristol street art and graffiti writing, Mr Draws continues to paint his pieces, reliable and faithful, providing us all with a sensation that all is well with the world (even though it isn’t, of course).
I have followed Mr Draws pretty much from the day I first started writing about this stuff and have enjoyed his unwavering determination to just keep going, even through the hard times. This is a nice piece spelling out Draws and with horizontal colour slices running through. Always great to see his work and the sense of comfort it brings.
I have liked the work of Mr Draws a great deal now for several years and am enjoying seeing his work get tighter and more creative with each outing. This is a simple but effective rendition of his ‘Draw’ signature.
The green and yellow stripes are nicely selected and painted and the whole thing is given a lift with the thick black outline. It would seem that so many of the spots Mr Draws liked to paint are now out of action, such as the Bearpit and Carriageworks. It is great then that he continues his great work, even if I have to go the extra mile to see it.
I love this kind of illustration street work…something that could appear in a children’s book, but is on a huge scale. The detail and interest that Dima Kashtalyan has managed to capture in this piece is inspiring.
I know little of the artist other than that he is an illustrator/artist from Minsk in Belarus. He uses a pointillism style and likes to pose questions and burning issues in his work. Here he asks the question ‘to draw or not to draw?’ probably a crowd-pleasing slogan at an art festival.
There is something very comforting and familiar about this piece and I would gladly have it hanging on a wall at home. Really great stuff.
I am suffering a little from Draws withdrawal (see what I did there?) because it has been 45 posts since I last wrote about him. He or I must be losing our touch. This piece, at the end of St Werburghs tunnel, hence the light differential, is a cheerful quick one using an interesting patchwork style to fill the letters.
I really like the colour palette that Mr Draws has used for this and the way he has managed to distribute the colours in a way that pleases the eye. What I like most about Mr Draws is how utterly in love with his craft he is, and it comes across in his work.
I don’t think I will ever tire of the work of Mr Draws. I love the variety of ways that he can conjure up the word DRAW. Some are very quick pieces, some influenced by alcohol, some working on clever creative ideas and some containing more complexity that first meets the eye.
This is a particularly pleasing piece by Mr Draws, and his colour selections and patterns are exquisite. A real ray of sunshine on this wall. I like to think of his work as a diamond in the rough, but that would ignore the sophistication of some of his work. Always a favourite.
I am so very much enjoying the journey Mr Draws is on at the moment. His trademark mountains seem to be a distant memory, and he is vigorously experimenting with his letters. This is a lovely piece, sprayed over the top of a Kid Crayon work (recently featured) which had been tagged.
Mr Draws is always looking to stretch himself, and uses the walls of Bristol to practice and modify. All the time he is improving his technique and mastery of his craft. This one has a childlike quality to it – candy or marbles or something like that.