MIAMI - When he's not at his friend's Pembroke Pines barber shop or studying to become a nurse, Cooper City resident David Fernandez is making Miami Heat-inspired art.
The wild, stylized images of Chris "The Birdman" Anderson, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Norris Cole are in part from his imagination, and in part from ordinary images of them he finds on the internet.
But Fernandez doesn't use an easel and paint nor does he do his work on a computer.
He does it all on his iPhone.
"I'll find a good picture I like, and I'll clear the background out, add stuff, open one app up," he said. "I'll make whatever I need to do in that one, open it up in a different one and it's - I mean, it's a little process, but it only takes about 15, 20 minutes."
The advantage to the iPhone, Fernandez said, is that he can sit with his head buried in it just about anywhere. He has made one-of-a-kind images of Ryan Tannehill of the Miami Dolphins, as well as custom photos for his friends.
"If someone asks me to do something, I'll always take the time out. If LeBron James personally asked me to make a picture, that would make my whole life," he said.
Fernandez posts his work on Instagram ,where complete strangers are starting to take notice. However, Fernandez says one more online follower wouldn't hurt.
"LeBron, follow me, please," Fernandez said.
Fernandez can be followed at @therealglobmob_graffix on Instragram.
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