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.

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    conscious rabbits says:

    "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 23rd, 2008

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    barrett sf says:

    "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 16th, 2008

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    Stick-A-Thing_____S_____ A_____T says:

    "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 21st, 2008

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    johnnybotts says:

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

    July 27th, 2008

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    Sticky Ricks' says:

    "Simply Inspirational!"

    July 7th, 2008

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    rhetorical scale says:

    "best ever"

    June 25th, 2008

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    Selene W 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 19th, 2008

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    saguayo says:

    "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 19th, 2008

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    kcmunda says:

    "I love your work! Very inspiring!"

    January 17th, 2008

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    jennifermckay says:

    "oh DAVE, you make me smile!"

    November 27th, 2007

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    magical birds says:

    "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 28th, 2007

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    Colin~Johnson says:

    "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 26th, 2007

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    alternativemeans says:

    "DAVe ist rad!"

    June 12th, 2007

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    addadada says:

    "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!"

    May 12th, 2007

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    marinaomi says:

    "I heart DAVe Warnke!"

    April 1st, 2007

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    hungry dog says:

    "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 2nd, 2007

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    !D!OT THE W!SE (aka: INSPIRE ONE) says:

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

    March 1st, 2007

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    "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 15th, 2007

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    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 4th, 2007

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    .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 great art. Keep it up."

    November 3rd, 2006

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    Tyler Gavett (old account) says:

    "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 17th, 2006

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    manda the panda says:

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

    August 9th, 2006

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    Kelly D. Williams says:

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

    August 9th, 2006

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    Goldmaki says:

    "*hell yes, it's a DAVe!"

    August 8th, 2006

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    illustration 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 5th, 2006

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    knotty bicycle says:

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

    May 2nd, 2006

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    fouramjava says:

    "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 1st, 2006

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    ambiguous sweater says:

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

    March 28th, 2006

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    BECKA LEE says:


    March 27th, 2006

DAVe Warnke
February 2005
Oakland, California, usa
I am:
Male and Taken
artist/art teacher