Thanks to everyone who’s entered my contest thus far. I’m shutting this mother down at midnight tonight (EST), so if you haven’t entered or wanna snag some extra entries, go to the links below:
SAM SPRATT’s 2014 PORTRAIT GIVEAWAY
In short: Reblogs and Likes of this picture are each entries to have me paint a personalized portrait of you.
In slightly less short: Longtime followers are no stranger to these contests but for those new to this or me, I’m an illustrator (my work: www.samspratt.com ) who has worked with National Geographic, Janelle Monáe, Childish Gambino, FX, Game Informer, Angry Birds, Wall Street Journal, among others – creating album and magazine covers, advertisements, and posters – but a big part of me being able to do all that has been you sharing my work over the last 3 years. As my small way of paying that forward, I’d like to paint for one of you as I would for my clients, but ya know … for free. Maybe you want that regal portrait of you in a velvet smoking jacket to hang over your mantel, maybe one of your loved one, favorite character, or perhaps you just want me to paint you however I see fit (warning: this will 100% involve dinosaurs) – if you can think it, I’ll probably paint it – and I’ll work with you to make it something special.
As usual I’ll also be sending signed prints and haikus about your eyebrows to extra winners. The contest will stay open for about a week then I’ll randomly draw winners. You can enter on facebook and twitter for extra entries but be cool and don’t spam your followers.
one more time…I really love and enjoy Sam’s work.
Smooth sailin’ thru unicorn vomit. #workinatthecarwashyeah (at Cruz Thru Express Car Wash)
14:Talk about a vacation.
Anytime I’ve been able to get away is a fucking blessing. The couple days we’ve been able to take on little getaways have been awesome. But, if I’m honest, I don’t think (in my adult life) I’ve ever really taken a proper vacation. And anything we ever did as kids always ended in disaster because someone was a massive douche.
36:Talk about your guilty pleasures.
Do I have any? You know all about my love-affair with pizza, pantomiming to all things cheesy in the car while stopped at a red light or a drive thru. I know a good 95% of the words to certain Britney Spears songs because I wanna grow up to be Johnny Weir. I’ve got more toys now as an adult than I ever did as a kid. I’M A GOOFY GOOBER. ROCK.
8:Talk about the thing you are most proud of.
Hmm…that’s a tough one. I was the first in my family to graduate from college, (old man dropped out of high school, mom stopped attending college to have me) but that seems really boring. While its important, because I had the opportunity, and I’m grateful for that, I dunno if its something like “OH LOOK AT ME I DID THE COLLEGE THING.” Mind you, it was fucking art college and I had a blast. I guess for something ‘deep’ would be when I stopped giving a shit. As I got older, and met more people with similar interests (ie college), I was finally able to fully be myself. Slowly, but surely, it came about. I’ll tell you, the most freeing day I had was probably shaving the side of my head. Yeah, it sounds silly, but I felt so fucking free and empowered and just…I felt like ME. Sure, I still have days where the walls and hurdles to climb seem impossible, but its always going to be a work in progress.
38:Talk about songs that remind you of certain people.
Damn, that’s another tough one. I’ve got songs that put me in a states…happy, sad, angry…but in a good way, you know? Music has been my way of coping for as long as I can remember. It’s really been my security blanket.
There’s one song by Sweethead (there on spotify if you have it, check it out) called “Meet in the Road” that makes me think of my mom.
We’ll meet in the road
You block path
but I’ve got another way around
My mom is resilient as fuck. Surviving an abusive relationship for nearly 18 years to come out on top. She’s the strongest person I’ve ever witnessed to walk this earth.
Number 5 - the best birthday you ever had
I know this is going to sound super lame but probably my 30th birthday last year was probably my best birthday I’ve ever had. When you’re able to share it with the people that mean the most to you that’s more important than any gift, it really is.
Plus there was copious amounts of alcohol and even a Journey sing a long, can’t really beat that! ;-)