The other day I posted a set of drawings to Instagram, and I almost didn’t post them because I couldn’t get the entire drawing(s) in the frame. I’ve seen large format work posted, so maybe I’m behind on Instagram’s features, but either way, here they are in their entirety. Drawn on 12″x18″ brown recycled paper with ink brush pens, acrylic paint markers, and watercolors.
So, I’ve been sitting on this piece for a while and have re-worked it more than a couple of times now. You can see one of my earliest versions here. I enjoy this version much more. It’s more subtle, yet more beautiful, I kept wanting to add more elements to make it more colorful, give you more to look at… but then it was just becoming a jumbling mess of colors and designs. This is why I enjoy Photoshop, being able to push and pull digitally, but then again, sometimes things never seem to be finished…
With the RAW DC semi-finals show coming up, some great local businesses have been supporting and sponsoring the showcase. Mz Mahogany Chic is an independent fashion magazine out of Washington DC, they have been promoting the show, and recently did interviews with all of the finalists. You can check my interview, click the image above.
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