Bar Basic San Diego.

Sharif I. Carter

Live Art and Studio Sessions

Photo Documentary.

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December 30 2014

Live Event

Awesome 80s with Thumbprint Gallery

It's been a great year of non-stop live painting at Basic. I end the year WANTED.. Queria: Jediah and Queria: Aurie

 

December 16 2014

Live Event

DRIFT with Thumbprint Gallery

Stop Fuckin Wit Me at the DJ booth.. Scream and Leah

 

November 25 2014

Live Event

Art of the Zodiac with Thumbprint Gallery

Back at the DJ booth working on The Catwoman and Leah

 

November 18 2014

Live Event

Hung Out To Dry with Thumbprint Gallery

The Bitch is back. The neverending layers of hair have turned 2-tone on Leah: The Jack of Spades

 

November 11 2014

Studio

The Catwoman - Eartha Kitt

In the studio flowing the brushstrokes.

 

November 1 2014

Live Event

Art Between Fences show on Dia De Los Muertos

Live painting under moonlight on a crisp fall evening with good friends. SoCal doesn't get any better than that for me.



 

October 29 2014

Studio

The Royal Flush Queen - Julianna

In the studio touching up this piece from 2013. Sometimes you gotta let your shit breathe for a while.

 

October 23 2014

Studio

Fists of Fury - Bruce Lee

There can only be one. Enter the Dragon motherfucker!

 

October 21 2014

Live Event

Masquerade: a custom Mask Art Show with Thumbprint Gallery

Laying down the first layers of Eartha Kitt as The Catwoman by the DJ booth listening to my own soundtrack

 

October 18 2014

Studio

Portray Everything, Say Nothing - Black Mamba

R-Rated.

 

October 17 2014

Studio

I'm an Agent of Chaos - Nurse Joker

The thing about chaos.. it's fear. You Live.. You Die....

 

October 6 2014

Studio

"No Hard Feelings Harvey"

I'm Just a Dog Chasing Cars.. I wouldn't know what to do if I caught it. ..

 

September 30 2014

Live Event

Melanjolly: tribute to Tim Burton movies with Thumbprint Gallery

Wipe that grin off your face.. Mississippi Flush Nurse Joker



 

September 23 2014

Studio

ThE EviL of The Thriller

And though you fight to stay alive.. your body starts to shiver..

 

September 16 2014

Studio

Kill Bill badass Black Mamba

First Lady of the Mississippi Flush Gang. The student has become the teacher..

 

September 13 2014

Live Event

Live at Eleven After Dark with Baily's Old Town Temecula

Django Unchained and Sean Connery: 007 progress live at Studio 1.

 

September 3 2014

Studio

finishing touches of Misty Copeland

Added a translucent leotard to finish the piece.

 

September 2 2014

Studio

I Still Want To Be Your Lover...

Prince update. This is the second draft after the first was destroyed. I Want To Be Your Lover

 

August 31 2014

Studio

Back at the studio...

Laying down some brushwork detail on Django Unchained

 

August 30 2014

Live Event

Live at Eleven After Dark with Baily's Old Town Temecula

Django Unchained and Machete Kills progress live at Studio 1.

 

August 19 2014

Live Event

All New Cheap Moves: A Bill Murray Art Show with Thumbprint Gallery

Machete agrees.. Caddyshack, Groundhog Day, and Ghostbusters are cult classics. Mississippi Flush: Machete



 

August 18 2014

Studio

sketch of Machete

Mississippi Flush member. I think you better do whatever the hell he says..

 

August 16 2014

Live Event

Live at Eleven After Dark with Baily's Old Town Temecula

Motherfuckers you don't want to Fuck With. That's what the Mississippi Flush Series is all about. Jack Bauer and the motherfucken Jules Winnfield



 

August 15 2014

Live Event

The following takes place between 11:00pm and 12:00am...

Always wanted to say that. Jack Bauer from 24

 

July 22 2014

Studio

sketch of Jack Bauer from 24

huge fan of the infamous CTU agent and badass motherfucker of my generation. This piece sets off the Mississippi Flush Gang series.

 

July 18 2014

Studio

Ohhh yeah. I'm excited for this show!

experimenting with every shade of gold to replicate the Goldfinger scene. Queen of Spades: Jill Masterson

 

July 12 2014

Live Event

Live at Eleven After Dark with Baily's Old Town Temecula

 

July 4 2014

Studio

sketch of Shirley Eaton from Goldfinger

piece for the upcoming Immortalized group show at Distinction Gallery. The iconic woman behind the best scene in James Bond: Goldfinger

 

July 1 2014

Live Event

Impromptu Pre-ComicCon Group show with Daniel Jaimes

In the spirit on the incoming geek invasion, I join in the hysteria at Claire de Lune with a group of talented SD artists.





 

June 26 2014

Live Event

Elite Yelp event benefiting the ArtHatch Teen program.

That's me live painting in the window of Distinction Gallery. Revisiting the Bitch Jack of Spades: Don't Take It Personal. Yes, that's Cathrine Edlinger-Kunze's $8k painting on the wall. Can you say steady hand?





 

June 21 2014

Live Event

Live at Eleven After Dark with Baily's Old Town Temecula

I broke Prince #1.. here's Prince #2...King of Clubs: Prince



 

June 17 2014

Live Event

AAARRRHHHTTT!! A Star Wars Art Show with Thumbprint Gallery

The force is strong with this one. Progress on Ace of Spades: Misty Copeland with The Queen Debbie Harry watching you.



 

June 11 2014

Studio

the elegance of a soloist...

progress on the untouchable glamour of a classical ballet dancer
Ace of Spades: Misty Copeland

 

May 30 2014

Studio

Fab Five Freddie told me everybody's fly...

DJ's spinning I said my, my...Flash is fast, Flash is cool.. Queen of Clubs: Debbie Harry of Blondie

 

May 20 2014

Studio

sketch of Debbie Harry from Blondie

big props to Blondie for over 40 years of music. Some of my favorite songs growing up are from this group. Queen of Clubs: Debbie Harry

 

May 13 2014

Live Event

GRAYSCALE: a black & white art show with Thumbprint Gallery

In full color tonight for the b&w show. King of Spades: Kurt Cobain and Jack of Spades: Snoop Dogg rockin it. another good night a Basic.



 

May 8 2014

Studio

I Know Pain Like Kurt Cobain...

Holding it down in the studio listening to some Nirvana. King of Clubs: Kurt Cobain

 

May 3 2014

Live Event

Live at Eleven After Dark with Baily's Old Town Temecula

Kicking off Summer early with a sketch of the left-handed grunge icon from my hometown. King of Clubs: Kurt Cobain



 

April 28 2014

Studio

I Want To Be Your Lover...

Laying down the base layers of King of Clubs: Prince

 

April 23 2014

Studio

sketch of Prince from his 1979 album

Had some big ass leftover wood panels so decided to paint another icon from my favorite decade. King of Clubs: Prince

 

April 8 2014

Live Event

OMERTA: a mafia art show with Thumbprint Gallery

 

April 8 2014

Live Event

OMERTA: a mafia art show with Thumbprint Gallery

King of Spades: James Gandolfini on display with Queen of Clubs: Jennifer Lawrence. It was an absolute honor to display with my friend and mentor Daniel Jaimes.



 

March 29 2014

Studio

Completion. Queen of Clubs: Jennifer Lawrence

added more highlights to the hair and cleaned up the fingers and white dress. This piece sold and is one of my favorites of the Royal Flush Gang series.



Queen of Clubs: Jennifer Lawrence
2014
Royal Flush Gang
Opague Watercolor of Maple Panel
32" X 48" X 2.5"

 

March 25 2014

Live Event

The Legend of the Neverending Labyrinth: a fantasy fan art show with Thumbprint Gallery.

another strange night a Basic. I got most of my work done late and to the sounds of DJ JoeMama. King of Clubs: Ziggy Stardust

 

March 22 2014

Studio

loose sketch for upcoming show The Legend of the Neverending Labyrinth: a fantasy fan art show with Thumbprint Gallery.

second piece for consideration to the San Diego County Fair. King of Clubs: Ziggy Stardust inspired by the glam rock king David Bowie.

 

March 21 2014

Studio

 

March 20 2014

Studio

studio work for upcoming show OMERTA: a mafia art show with Thumbprint Gallery.

working on King of Spades inspired by the late actor James Gandolfini.

 

March 11 2014

Studio

oohooahh hoo hoo hoo wooahoo.. I won't miss you child...

applying detail to King of Clubs: Mick Jagger while listening to the Rolling Stones.

 

March 8 2014

Live Event

RIVET: an all women art show with Thumbprint Gallery

progress pic of Queen of Clubs: Jennifer Lawrence. She's almost done but need more detail cause I'm a perfectionist.



Queen of Clubs: Jennifer Lawrence
Royal Flush Gang

 

March 5 2014

Live Event

RIVET: an all women art show with Thumbprint Gallery

Catch if quick. made huge progress on King of Clubs: Mick Jagger with Jennifer the Queen of Clubs along to assist.



 

March 5 2014

Live Event

RIVET: an all women art show with Thumbprint Gallery

Sketch of my new piece, King of Clubs: Mick Jagger. A possible submission for this year's San Diego County Fair competition.



 

March 4 2014

Live Event

RIVET: an all women art show with Thumbprint Gallery

Tonight, I will be working on another piece from my Royal Flush Gang series.



Jimi Hendrix: "I Got My Club Right Here Baby"
Royal Flush Gang: Dead Man's Hand

 

February 25 2014

Live Event

VERSUS: a video game art show with Thumbprint Gallery

This shows was about video game art. I'm not a gamer, but can relate to the folks cause I threw down with a Commodore 64 back in the day.
Tonight, I worked on another piece from my Royal Flush Gang series. This is the Queen of Clubs inspired by Jennifer Lawrence from the film "American Hustle".



 

February 23 2014

Studio

A piece inspired by the movie, American Hustle.

starting to lay down the paint on Jenny. This one will be called Queen of Clubs: Jennifer Lawrence.

 

February 11 2014

Live Event

By the garage door at Basic.

Another angle of the bad boys Jimi and Tupac



 

February 11 2014

Live Event

HeARTwork: a Valentine's Day art
show with Thumbprint Gallery

Yes, it's single awareness day and I'm throwin down at my favorite spot! I brought Jimi and Tupac to the jam with beats kickin all night by my boy DJ Pokkey



 

January 22 2014

Studio

WesssSide and Fuck The World...

 

January 21 2014

Live Event

GPK All DAY with Thumbprint Gallery

OK, I admit I got schooled on Garbage Pail Kids but I still don't get why they were so popular. Began applying first layers of paint on Tupac. I brought The King of Spades: Paul Walker along to assist.



 

January 7 2014

Live Event

No Laughing Matter: a comedian art show
with Thumbprint Gallery

Mixed emotions tonight. With the Jack of Spades series I get to express how I really feel. These pieces reflect what I'm saying inside. Thanks to paint and canvas I get to express it to the world without opening my mouth.