Whimsical Story Text–
In the year 4604A.H.E. (After Higher Evolution) Salma and Girarde Recks through natural vaginal birth had a baby boy. From the moment they saw him they knew he would do amazing things and without deliberation they exclaimed the same name out loud at the same time, 'TUBULAR!' From early on he was captivated by thrilling stunts. He and his friends would watch the, then high school student–formed Rad Spaz Squad at New California Beach, in the coastal city of Bogantowne, do tricks in various ways every weekend. Inspired by 'RSS' crew member Bonesface, whom rides a skateboard, young Tubular picked up skateboarding himself and has been shredding all over the Southern New California (SNC) landscape making a name for himself with the age demographic that he was in when he was inspired. Now at the age of 24 he is considered a positive role model and an absolute outstanding dude Tubular helps the community and lives his best life doing and expanding on the kind of thrilling skate tricks he grew up admiring.
We get a look at the radical activities Tubular gets into and here he's riding his board, signed by Bonesface, on the 15 foot / 4.572 meter cement wave that Southern New California's resident-and-very-active volcano 'Big Surgeio' created with lava flowing underneath in varying temperatures ranging from char red to excoriate white.
The character of Tubular Recks was created by me around 2005/6. He didn't have a name for 15 years until I was making this new illustration. He would be predominantly referred to by me as Rock N' Dino. I drew him off and on for many years and it was always a lot of fun. This new illustration was the furthest rendering I have done of the character and I am loving how he came out. I think I captured his fun, adventurous nature. Since the beginning he had a much different look although some elements have remained, like the hair, hat, sunglasses, and shirt. Since I was starting over with design I must've done at least 70+ sketches to try to get his design, shape, and pose the way I wanted it. History Of Recks page here!
It was me! I hope that you enjoy this design– its humor, its absurdity, and the feeling it promotes.
My Favorite Aspects Of The Art-
I enjoy the history behind this character most of all and the ridiculousness of the art and that I can wear it!
About The Shirt–
About the cut of the shirt itself– The pattern is a slim-fitting, ClothingOnHumans exclusive that I worked with Groceries Apparel to create. I went through a few rounds of prototypes to make sure it fit the way I wanted. The cut features a slim, longer torso and slim, longer sleeves. I like slimmer fitting shirts because I feel that they improve my posture by straightening my back and lifting my shoulders. A more loose-fitting shirt that is "relaxed," on me, seems to relax my posture as well creating a more rounded shoulder position that makes me feel slouchy even when standing up. I feel like a shirt that can promote a taller stance creates a positive feedback look in our minds. I have experienced this from my own experimentation after I learned from Amy Cuddy's work that different postures create very different internal atmospheres, which could affect our emotions, https://youtu.be/Ks-_Mh1QhMc and https://www.amycuddy.com, I have since learned a whole lot more about human health in my adventurous pursuit of knowledge that will enable me to live forever.
The Shipping Box And What's In It–
Packing supplies by EcoEnclose and all printing by greenerprinter. Packed by me, and shipped by USPS Priority.