Slider (Bandits) is multitalented graffiti writer from Dresden, Germany. Once upon a time (late 2013) he arranged an online competition on his Facebook-page where participants were given the task to draw “Slider” outlines. Slider himself would choose the winner and paint a piece to him/her. I naturally took part in the contest – How could I miss an opportunity like this?
Well, I didn’t win.
But I held liking in the lines I drew. What can I say, the word “Slider” does have good letters. And I hate to draw stuff which doesn’t end up being used somehow, somewhere. So later on I asked Slider would he have anything against it if I’d paint a “Slider” piece based on the sketch I sent for the contest. Quite the opposite, he actually gave green light and said he’d be more than interested to see what I come up with.
It took me some time to find a suitable moment for this project, but finally on early December 2014 I found a good spot and had all the colors sorted out for the painting. Considering Slider is a Molotow supported artist, I naturally felt that my version of “Slider” should be painted with Molotow colors as well.
Since more than a year had passed since the competition, I decided not to use the original sketches I drew for the competition. I made new ones instead, which in my opinion turned out even better.
So, here’s the piece, couple of making of shots and a short video above from the overall project.
Thanks again to my wife for editing the video.