Happy Holidays! All of us over here at Maverick are hoping you are having a fun and safe celebration as we approach the New Year! This month we are featuring an amazing artist that we haven’t talked about before. All the way from Omaha, Let me introduce to you, Evan Janeke!
Evan is a talented artist that spends a lot of his free time doing these amazing wooden sculptures. The insane attention to detail is obvious through each sculpture he creates. Evan came across an artist doing small carvings in his past, inspired by Japanese Netsuke. Evan became inspired and fascinated with this art form which is beautifully displayed in his elaborate carvings.
See more of what he is up to by following: @skullable
For a chance to win this absolutely one of a kind carving make sure to purchase your SIDE HUSTLE RAFFLE TICKET!!
Where do you tattoo?
What’s your SIDE HUSTLE?
Small wood sculpture, Jewelry, EDC
How’d you get into your side hustle?
I’ve always had a thing for natural wood finishes and sculpture. Then one day I ran across an artist that was doing small carvings (inspired by Japanese netsuke) and I was hooked.
How do you find time to work on your side hustle after tattooing/drawing/running Social media and all the other tasks we have as tattooers?
I really don’t leave work/home to socialize, and even then, I steal the time from those places. Any time I have a cancellation, this is what I’m doing.
You think it’s important for tattooers to have other creative outlets?
Absolutely. I don’t think most of us really have a cap to our creativity. Tattooing kind of does at times, so if we exercise our creative energy in other mediums, they seem to serve each other somehow. I really hope that made sense.
Do you have a creative outlet that you’d rather not turn into a hustle? Something just for YOU that helps you escape or relax?
Not really. This one is kind of both for me though. As much as I hope to turn this into something bigger and more profitable, I’m mostly fine with not selling any of the pieces. I would just keep making them anyway.
Do you have a bigger picture or a vision of where your side hustle could take you?
Yes, I hope to develop a bit of a brand with jewelry and EDC type stuff, all so I can just sit and design more one-offs and other things to add to the lineup.
Any Advice for Tattooers that are interested in building up a new SIDE HUSTLE?
Probably the same advice that we got when trying to become tattooers…. Be obsessed.. create…create…create…….and then create some more. And I suppose, don’t worry if you sell anything, just make it like you’re trying to present it and sell it to yourself. And maybe ask more people for advice, cause I’m just kinda winging it here.
People who have helped me a ton in this art realm..
And a bunch more!
Inspirational or funny Quotes?
I play the guitar, I taught myself how to play the guitar, which was a bad decision... because I didn't know how to play it, so I was a shitty teacher. I would never have went to me.
Random knowledge drops/closing statements?
I once saw a cow that survived for 5 days after being struck by lightning. Gonna die for sure, but even after 5 days, it was still standing and walking and trying to push through.
I sometimes complain about a hangnail I really need to clip…..
How do we find your SIDE HUSTLE?
WEBSITE? coming soon