Sunday, November 22, 2009
Here are some pics from the opening of my first solo art show!! Man, I really bust my ass for this one and it turned out really great!!! I would like to thank everyone that came out to support me and a BIG shout out to my girl Ebony for helping me hang the show and to moms and pops for providing the wine and desserts!!! A big shout out to Peter and his family for hosting my show at Insomkneeacks!!!! I had about 22 or 23 pieces in all!! More pics to come later!!!
Saturday, October 17, 2009
This will probably be the last one of these that I'll do for a while! So many ideas and images going straight bananas in my head......so little time to get them all out! I'm starting to get that itch for drawing some comics again! After I finish my exhibition in November, it might be a good opportunity to start a new mini comic!! My next post may be that certain lil' idea!! We'll see though..........
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
What's up peeps!!! It's been a while!!! I'm just busting my butt cranking out art for my solo show next month on the 20th!! Here is a lil' something that has been finished for a while now that I finally got a chance to post. I'm starting to realize that postin' is WORK!!!! Gotta get back to painting, holla!!!!
Monday, September 28, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Man I had a GREAT time at this opening!!! Reconnected with my boy Brian Hebert from Southern University ( Thanks for putting me on B!!!) and met lots of cool people!!! Saw lots of great art!!! Got really great responses from folks about my work!!! They had a band too!!! It was going down in that joint!!! Big ups to Lil' bro Joe for all the pics and for getting me there 'cause it was about to go down in a majorly bad way!!! Big ups to my pops for tagging along making TONS of noise, causing CHAOS on the road and in the hotel room, and showing his support!!! That's whats up!!!!
Here are some pics from my live art session at the "Dope" fashion show about two weeks ago! I had some work on display as well! I knocked these babies out in about an hour and a half! I gave one to my boy Jiggy and the other I traded with a cool artist named Lindsey!! That big yellow painting that I'm holding is the one that I chose of hers! Right after the show me, my pops, and my "adopted spiritual lil' bro" Joe drove down to Atlanta for the opening of "Style Wars", a group show that I participated in! Now, that was a crazy trip!!
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
I was foolin' around one day on the net and I saw this cool picture of Erykah Badu with this gigantic afro. I got inspired to draw a female character with a super-sized 'fro!! Everything about this picture fell into place really well from the thumbnail drawing to the finished piece. I did this one and the fighting spirit drawings at the same time. I'm starting to do this "assembly line" drawing process where I work on at least three pieces at the same time. What I've noticed is that the same amount of raw energy is passed on the each piece, therefore, I keep the same amount of energy flowing without stopping and completing one piece at a time. I'm starting to like this way of working and I really hope that it keeps evolving as time goes on!! I also paid homage to the L.L Cool J album title of the same name for all you Hip Hop heads out there!! Peace!!
I've always believed that the art of emceeing and the way of the samurai were one and the same. When I was rapping, I felt that I had to battle the best lyricists out there to see how good I was. Personally, the battles that I lost made me work 100x harder than I was before. I never felt ashamed of losing to a really talented emcee because when I eventually battled that cat again he had to come harder next time around!!
Hip Hop is an AGGRESSIVE art form. That is just the way it is and there is nothing wrong with that! In order to best the best you had to have a strong fighting spirit and that is one of the unique qualities one must have to push forward in this constantly evolving artform.
These three drawings represent that to the fullest. I drew them with an aggressive amount of loose energy and stayed committed to the lines I drew on the paper. Each stroke was like a sword slash. The fighting spirits in the background are different for each individual. Some are layered, some are dense, but they all represent that particular character's personality. Okay...I ran out of stuff to say.....y'all stay cool!! Peace!!
Friday, July 17, 2009
Big ups to my good friend Nico for these pics from the live art show at Effum Bodyworks tattoo shop three weeks ago!!! It was really going down until a good bit of rain came through and killed the momentum a bit. Luckily, I finished my painting right before it started pouring down!! I was sweating my ass off painting in that humid, Louisiana heat!!! Lol!!! The crowd felt the whole live art gig, so, you can say that the show was very successful!! Ain't nothing like painting with good, talented friends!!!
I also finished a painting and three black and white illustrations this week.....I'll post the illustrations tommorow. Unfortunately, the painting is too big to fit on my scanner.