I try to recapture the joy and simplicity of my childhood artwork.

I make paintings, posters, stickers, toys, dolls and designs.

that are full of colorful, cute, cheerful cartoon creatures, that inhabit a playful world of imaginary landscapes.

  

The nature of my artwork is not serious, but i take my work seriously.

 

I want to share my art with as many people as possible.

I hope my pictures make people smile or giggle.

  • JoinedFebruary 2005
  • Occupationartist/art teacher
  • Current cityOakland, California
  • Countryusa
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conscious rabbits (deleted)

DAVe is one of the nicest fellows you'd ever want to meet, and his artwork and philosophy around making art are totally inspiring. He reminds me to have fun when I work. Sometimes I forget. The world is a better place with DAVe in it.

December 24, 2008

dave has been a great mentor to me. i took part in his afterschool graffiti class. this guy is a bay area legend when it comes to sticker art in oakland. Dave has been rocking it for years and he is a great guy and brings a unique fun kid style to art.

December 17, 2008

Dave Warnke's Flickr makes definetely smile and giggle. Love your streetart and monsters, faces and funky worlds that you spread all over the city. Fresh smiles makes the S.A.T happy :D

October 22, 2008

DAVe is my favorite artist. I have seen his stuff around for awhile, and he always makes me smile.

July 28, 2008

Simply Inspirational!

July 8, 2008
Rhetorical Scale (deleted)

best ever

June 26, 2008
Selene says:

I bought one of your character pieces years ago and the blue guy always makes me smile when I look at him. He's so happy all the time and he makes people laugh! Thanks for sharing your talent with the world.

June 19, 2008

Es increíble el trabajo de DAVe. A los niños les encanta sus personajes y el color. A mi me encanta el trazo tan sencillo como crea a sus personajes.

May 19, 2008

I love your work! Very inspiring!

January 17, 2008

oh DAVE, you make me smile!

November 28, 2007
Magical Birds (deleted)

i get to know dave just a very short time only in flickr..hehehe..but i admired his work and comittment on it..hey i just can say..dave is DAVE.:D

August 29, 2007

i love lookin' at dave's paintings just for the color alone. his stuff is packed with both color and tons of little characters and i'm always excited and inspired to see one of his large paintings. they inspire me to run off to my studio and get to work on my own paintings. good job dave! keep it up!!

June 27, 2007

DAVe ist rad!

June 12, 2007

DAVE is an incredible heartwarming artist!!! I have collected his street stickers and artwork when he first moved to SAN FRANCISCO. (Several years ago, I 'took' three HUGE DAVE's from under the freeway...it took over 5 hours to remove them...they were scheduled to be painted over the NEXT DAY!..they now hang safely & p… Read more

DAVE is an incredible heartwarming artist!!! I have collected his street stickers and artwork when he first moved to SAN FRANCISCO. (Several years ago, I 'took' three HUGE DAVE's from under the freeway...it took over 5 hours to remove them...they were scheduled to be painted over the NEXT DAY!..they now hang safely & proudly in Paris!) It was great meeting DAVE in person and purchasing his artwork at various galleries. DAVE's art is some of my most treasured art works! Thank you DAVE!

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May 12, 2007
MariNaomi says:

I heart DAVe Warnke!

April 1, 2007
Hungry Dog (deleted)

Dave is a very nice man that has inspired so many good up and coming artists he really rocks, and is a must see artist. I hope to one day either meet him in real life or see an art show of his. He truely helps give street art a fun and good name. Thank you for revolutionizing street art dave! Christian GUAR Filardo

March 2, 2007

I love eye candy from Dave Warnkle!!! & His work with street styles classes have been an awesome inspiration!

March 1, 2007

DAVe is one of few artists I knew that been keeping it real and still doing it from day 1 till this very day. Its amazing how one can keep his focus and motivation after all these years. I am proud of your achivements and glad to know you as a friend.

February 15, 2007
Dove! says:

When i think of the bay area i think of DAVe. And when i think of DAVe i think of how i want to move to the bay area...just so i could see DAVe every day on every pole, sign and street. Why? Cause DAVe is just that cool.

February 5, 2007
sev says:

DAVe is a great artist. Everytime I see one of his stickers or paste ups I smile. Its a great feeling to see a DAVe sticker. Also I wanted to thank DAVe for the collab that we did awhile back. It might not have ment a lot to you, but that's what kept me going with streetart altogether. Thanks for the respect and the g… Read more

DAVe is a great artist. Everytime I see one of his stickers or paste ups I smile. Its a great feeling to see a DAVe sticker. Also I wanted to thank DAVe for the collab that we did awhile back. It might not have ment a lot to you, but that's what kept me going with streetart altogether. Thanks for the respect and the great art. Keep it up.

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November 4, 2006

All of your drawings remind me of the drawings i made when i was a kid. Theyre all so simple, but none are alike.

August 17, 2006
manda ang says:

dave's illustrations are simple, but thats the beautiful thing about it. the splashes of colour makes my day!

August 9, 2006

It's DAVe Warnke, no explanation is needed. Just eye drops and a properly calibrated monitor. Great art from a great individual.

August 9, 2006

*hell yes, it's a DAVe!

August 8, 2006
coo says:

DAVe, I find your work really inspiring - it's simple, fun, and bright. Your style is really funky and I want to run to my drawing board and doodle each time I pop by your flickr. I love your colours and your fun style!

August 5, 2006
Knotty Bicycle (deleted)

DAVe Warnke makes street art fun. He just wants people to smile, and thats what he does.

May 3, 2006

DAV knows fun, he knows color, and he knows how to make everyone smile with his simple creatures. DAV is a wonderful guy, even if he has silly looking teeth. He might be kind of quiet, but his art is LOUD and beautiful.

April 1, 2006
ambiguous sweater (deleted)

i've been a big fan for a long time. LOVE your work!

March 29, 2006
BECKA LEE says:

DAVE IS MY WELLBUTRIN REPLACEMENT. IF I USE ONE OF HIS PICS AS A SCREEN SAVER, IT'S LIKE A SPOONFULL OF SUGAR IN MY MOUTH.AND THEY'RE MONSTERS? WHO DOESN'T LIKE MONSTERS?

March 28, 2006