Tommy, of Off the Wall Custom Creations, gives us a peek into his influences and style:
Jim Phillips art has always been a been inspiration, I am a screaming hand fanatic!
I also really dig Jimbo Phillips artwork too. Local Santa Cruz graffiti crews from the 90’s like TITS, DSM, FTL, TGB, WBS, AYK, etc. Also played a big roll in my art inspiration as a youngster coming up in the game.
I was raised in Slug City & lived there for 14 years. Been a Santa Cruz native since the area code was still 408.
Growing up in a open minded area like Santa Cruz I found inspiration from every angle. If it wasn’t for Santa Cruz I would’ve probably never gotten into graffiti art which is how I pay rent these days. You can go any place in the world but there’s no place like SC!