A House Divided!

If you like sports and love hating on your arch rivals, a new page with these types of posters has been added that’ll do just that, entitled A House Divided! This series is when you take two teams and split them up into rivals.

Examples include the following:

-Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees

-Green Bay Packers vs Chicago Bears

-Golden State Warriors vs Sacramento Kings

-Stanford vs California

-Army vs Navy

All the sports include MLB, NFL, NBA, and NCAA. As I’ve said before, this was one of the projects I planned on doing because of my interest in sports and it’s fun to see rivals square off against each other, especially if they play in the World Series, Super Bowl, NBA Finals, College Football Bowl Game, or March Madness.

No matter what sport you watch and who your favorite team is, it’s always exciting to see them play whether it’s a live game or watching it on television! 

2018 NCCA March Madness

With the college basketball regular season over with, the 2018 NCCA March Madness tournament is officially set! Anyone whose planning to watch it, here’s the schedule of all the tournament dates:


First Four- March 13 – 14

First/Second Rounds- March 15 – 18

Sweet 16- March 22 – 24

Elite 8- March 24 – 25

Final 4- March 31

Championship Game- April 2

To all the schools that made it to the tournament, good luck and may the best team win!

Sacramento Toy Con

Today I attended the Sacramento Toy Con at the Scottish Mansonic Rite Temple near Sacramento State University.

This was a different kind of art show for me because even though there are no paintings or sculptures sold, there were lots of classic toys to be played with. Probably the most popular items were the Star Wars gadgets and comic book collections because a lot of people were huge fans of items like that.

The only two items that I bought was an old style Who Wants to Be A Millionaire hand held video game that I used to have a long time ago, and a different kind of Sacramento Kings poster made by Michael Calero. 

The highlight of the whole event was playing Mario Kart Double Dash on the Nintendo Gamecube that they had for people to try out. This was definitely one of my favorite video games because I haven’t played in it such a long time since owning a Gamecube myself, plus it’s fun playing it with friends.

Some of my favorite modes were the “verses” and “battle” because of racing around the course and trying to see who was better than the other. Even though I had some up and down moments, it definitely brought back childhood memories of playing it. 

Overall, the Sacramento Toy Con was definitely worth it and seeing a lot of these collectibles was like a trip back in time. If they did have more video game demos, I would like them to include some other games I grew up playing such as Wheel of Fortune PS1 1998Super Monkey Ball 2Jeopardy, Millionaire, Pac Man World 2, Madden NFL, MLB Baseball, or any car racing games. 

Of course, any shows like that can be a work of art because it’s the creativity that counts!

New Pages

Anyone who has been waiting to see the rest of my creations, this is your opportunity! More paintings from past years have been uploaded, so you can get a glimpse at some of my latest creations.

In addition, I’ve mentioned that I was also a poster designer as well, so I’ve added a new page for my custom made sports posters. They’re an alternative to my original design, but I feel that these are even better than what I’ve originally planned because it helps everyone learn about whose in what division while keeping the integrity of the team colors. Now, everyone can find their favorite teams with in these posters. 

Even though a lot of people like sports, will there be special posters for Kevin’s Cards? Absolutely! A lot of these paintings will also be transformed into exciting projects as well! It will take a lot of creativity and imagination, but it’ll totally be worth it!

Who knows what will be the best seller!

Sacramento Kings Game

Last night, I watched the Sacramento Kings take on the New York Knicks at the Golden One Center with my Uncle Frederick.

This was my second time attending a Kings game at their new arena since it opened about two years ago, but we lost to the Miami Heat. So, this was a must win for us!

We were leading most of the game, but late in the fourth quarter, the Knicks came back at it was tied at 99 with under 10 seconds left in the game, thinking we were going into overtime. In the end however, it was the 3-point shot that gave us the win by a final score of 102-99. Aside from the Kings win, it was the Kings mascot Slamson’s birthday and it turned out that their victory was the best birthday gift for him. 

Some of my highlights included getting a picture with the Kings Dancers, saying hi to former Kings player Doug Christie, and being seen on TV during the halftime report. Being at the Kings game was definitely a great experience for me because my Uncle David Lambros is the score keeper for them during their home games and has done it at the old Arco/Sleep Train Arena as well.

Whenever I go to a game or check out the team store, I always enjoy seeing the different kinds of Kings merchandise there is, whether its a shirt, jersey, hat, or poster.

Along those lines with posters, I have created one with the different Kings logos because of the different contrasts between past and present logos. Personally, I prefer the logos and colors from the late 90’s to early 2000’s because to me they stand out much better as opposed to the light blue color from the 80’s. Of course, the new logo is good with the black and purple as well. 

Whether we win or lose, it’s always a great experience for me to attend a Sacramento Kings game! Maybe someday I’ll get a chance to play a game of basketball down on their court just for fun! Can’t wait till I go to my next Kings game!

Visual Arts vs Graphic Arts

As I’ve been creating new projects, I’ve learned the difference between visual and graphic arts, and how they connect together at the same time. A lot of people have been asking me about how I come up with these ideas. Both projects start off with a blank canvas and the process takes off from there.

When I paint a landscape, I start with a general idea of what to paint whether it’s an image off the internet or a painting inspired by Bob Ross. From there, everything is made up as I go along.

As with my poster designs, it’s almost the same principle, except it takes a little more research because I like to have things in the same category so they don’t get mixed up with anything else, whether it’s a sports team, television show, or a video game.

Color plays an important role in both projects because I  want things to compliment with each other.

In painting, colors to me determine what the season is. For example, autumn would consist of warmer colors such as gold, red, orange, or brown. Winter on the other hand would have cooler colors such as blue, white, black, or grey.

The same is true with my posters because I want the images to stand out nicer as opposed to leaving it just white. If I were to make a Sacramento Kings poster, I’d use purple for the background because it’s the team color. 

Whether it’s painting a landscape or designing a poster, I’m always satisfied at how the project turns out in the end! 

The bad news however is that none of the sports or TV posters are going to make it on to the website, but that doesn’t mean that they’re going to go to waste! I’ll just have to find another way to display them. However, the custom-made posters for my paintings will be guaranteed a spot for sure!

As I continue my projects, who knows what will inspire me next and how it’ll turn out! Which project will people like the best? You’ll never know what people will agree on!

TreasureFest II

Today, I returned to Treasure Island for another round of TreasureFest. With an earlier arrival than last time, this gave me a better chance to see what people were selling and maybe buy something this time.

The only items that I did end up with was a Sacramento Kings Scot Pollard bobblehead and an ice cream maker. Since there are more flea markets like this, there will be more opportunities for me to buy more stuff if its worth it.

However, I did give me more inspiration on future projects whether it was an antique or something more modern. It’s a chance to see both perspectives at what can be done. 

As I’ve said before, flea markets to me are my kind of art show because anything people sell can be a work of art. In addition, swap meets, craft fairs, and art & wine festivals all share the same principle. No matter which one I go to, there’s always something waiting to be discovered!

Who knows, maybe my masterpieces can make it to one of these places!

New Cards/Paintings/Posters

After months of waiting, the paintings of 2017 have finally been uploaded on a new page and the first set of cards for 2018 have finally arrived!

As I mentioned, all the cards have the new Kevin’s Cards logo on the back of them, and I hope these cards will be a big seller as the ones from last year.

Whether I sell them to people or give them away, I’m sure that everyone would love to get one of my cards.

In addition, I’m planning to add my poster creations I made using Adobe as well, so everyone can see my different creative sides.

Who knows what people will like the best!

A Day with My Friends

Today, I spent the day in San Francisco with my friends Justin and Anthony. This was the first time we’ve hung out in a while and every moment of it was well worth it.

One of the main reasons was that they wanted to buy the Jimmy Garrapollo’s San Francisco 49ers jersey after being signed to a 5 year deal of over $2,500,000. Plus, he helped turned their season around after an 0-9 start, finishing their record at 6-10 with a 5-0 record as a starter.

They bought the jerseys at the NFL Pro Shop at Pier 39. Even though it was over $100, it was well worth it! This pro shop is definitely one of my favorite stores because they have a collection of items for everyone’s favorite teams, from NFL, to MLB, NCCA, and everything in between.

Even though I didn’t buy a jersey, I did get a lot of inspiration for future poster designs in the sports category. Although I have started a few, the jersey colors, helmets, and team logos provided me with more creativity at what can be done, especially with A House Divided, which will probably take the longest to create because of all the teams I have to do. 

Aside from the jerseys, we also went through Fisherman’s Wharf, Ghiradelli Square, Chinatown, Union Square, and my local hang out spot, the Westfield Shopping Center inside the Powell Street BART Station. Of course, those two bought a lot of stuff from team caps, to a sword, a knife, and other things I couldn’t keep track of!

Even though I have been going to San Francisco alone, I feel that sometimes it’s more fun to go with friends because you’ll always have someone to hang out with and you’ll create lasting memories! Who knows where our next destination will take place! Maybe I’ll even take them to some of the art festivals or flea markets I plan to go to! 

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Hope everyone has a great Valentine’s Day! Don’t forget to spread the love to your sweethearts and everyone else that you love!

Happy Valentine’s Day!