17.12.09 by Jeff

David Cahill

Paintings by David Cahill.

david cahill artist painter painting

david cahill artist painter painting

david cahill artist painter painting

david cahill artist painter painting

david cahill artist painter painting

Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.

  • bert

    I love the tacky atmosphere in these ones ;D


    Love the 40 oz. motif

  • Ru(die)

    I love the Bad Brains t-shirt :)

  • r

    i love a girl, but she doesn’t love me back
    the paintings are great, in a weird original sketchy way :)

  • http://www.greeningthecube.com Tyler Austin Bradley

    It is unfortunate Skeletor is not furnished with a bottle of Olde E.

  • rob

    I’m reminded of the Larry Clark film ‘KIDS’ by some of these paintings. I like them a lot

  • Ryan Allen

    I really like your first painting, especially the hands are great work.

  • Sam

    I love this kind of dynamic between like this suburban white culture and a traditional rap icon like a forty. I don’t know, i relate to it. I get the impression its biographical as well, which is why it’s probably so relatable. The one with the pill bottle is great.

25.11.15 by Jeff

Free Learning of the Day: Skillshare Classes

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This is for all you aspiring photographers, illustrators, and type designers out there! We’ve teamed up with Skillshare to offer you 1 month of unlimited access to all their creative classes, for $0. Free. You can sign up here for a premium account: Booooooom + Skillshare 30-day extended trial.

I’ve been personally trying out some of their classes and I just blazed through this great class on designing a single letter: “One Drop Cap Letterform at a Time” by the amazing Jessica Hische (I’ll always refer to her as the one who did that fantastic Moonrise Kingdom type). She has so many useful tips in this, especially when she talks about properly using handlebars and plotting points in Illustrator.

From what I’ve seen so far these classes are a great way to brush up on something you may have learned a long time ago or a chance to learn something completely new. Full disclosure: Skillshare did not pay us to make this post, however if you sign up through this link it will support our site! Absolutely no pressure to do so – I still recommend their site as a worthwhile resource even if you don’t use our link!

25.11.15 by Jeff

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Artist Spotlight: Casey Gray


Paintings by artist Casey Gray, who lives and works in San Francisco. More images below.

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Artist Spotlight: Cleon Peterson


The violent, mesmerizing, and brutally honest work of artist Cleon Peterson. In some paintings demon-like characters are attacking people, in other paintings similar actions are being carried out by uniformed figures. What is perhaps most disturbing is the realisation that we are drawn to such darkness; titillating news headlines, and bloody movies. The violence is inside of us all. More images below.

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Artist Spotlight: Michael Dandley


Striking and thoughtful series of gouache and ink works by Newmarket, New Hampshire-based artist Michael Dandley. “Side Effects” is concerned with the disturbing and ultimately incompatible ways lands and oceans are changed to accommodate our modern conveniences. More images below!

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