Cross-Eyed Airbrushing is primarily an airbrush studio owned by Blake McCully since early 1989.  From an early age Blake had an attraction to Custom Culture creations, so his career choice is hardly a surprise.

Cross-Eyed was formed in his first year of a Visual Communication Degree Program at the Alberta College of Art and Design.  Initially Blake's goal was to have Cross-Eyed Airbrushing finance his degree aspiration.   Cross-Eyed slowly forged out a good reputation painting murals and graphics on motorcycles, expanding into helmets and goalie masks.  In his four year degree he developed a taste for classical oil painting, pen and ink, and sketchbook.  Influences of graphic design, typography and illustration gave Blake’s work a unique style to the custom culture scene.

 

Cross-Eyed took a brief hiatus in 1994 with a move to New York City to attend the prestigious School of Visual Arts Masters of Illustration program. He was honored to accept one of twenty positions from over 4000 applicants worldwide.   This was not exactly the fulfilling career he envisioned, but it enlightened his development.  Blake returned to Calgary to develop Cross-Eyed at a larger scale.

 

To date at Cross-Eyed Blake has painted thousands of motorcycles and his projects have won hundreds of awards both regionally and on the international scene.   Clients have included many award winning bike builders, individuals, and corporations. Blake has painted at least seventy NHL masks for eighteen different NHL teams, and numerous masks for teams in the WHL, OHL, and Elite European leagues.   Blake thinks he has projects on every continent except Africa.  His helmets have graced many professional motorsports as well as various sports included in the Olympics. Hi-way rigs, hot rods and even monster trucks have been added to his portfolio; even Hot Wheels has made toy reproductions of Cross-Eyed's work.  The music industry has also requested projects for record labels and bands such as AC/DC, Headstones, Colin James and many more. His work can be seen in numerous movies and television shows.  This all seems pretty cool for an artist who just likes to paint out of a 50's retro styled gas station.

 

In 2006 Cross-Eyed went international with a USA work visa and started writing for a half dozen magazines, filming  seven educational DVD's, and teaching courses all over the USA  and Europe.  Since 2012 Blake has pulled back from this large workload and stays at home more often.  Blake took on a three year project and wrote and published a coffee table book on airbrushing under the title “MOTORCYCLE ART - THE EVIL GOSPEL”.

 

The latest adventure into art is a collaboration venture with Mr. Chris Tutty.  Chris and Blake have teamed up and blended their talent to create some amazing and fresh gallery canvas art.  Chris Tutty has been developing his unique pop influence art over ten years. Chris has been very successful marketing his popular art and established a brand name for himself. Blake at Cross-Eyed provides detail and a heightened sense of realism to their collaboration without losing the energetic pop style.  Although their individual styles are quite different, together they create zest and magic in their art.

 

Blake and Chris still work there on solo projects but dedicate half their creative juices to this awesome collaborated effort.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This book is a compilation of some of the more popular motorbike projects and other various galleries.

Each featured bike has a personal write up that gives the artist's insight to the project.  Written in personal

style it a very  focused on the creative process.

 

 

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