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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Tagged Art, Artist, Blog, Colors, DC, Fashion, Fine Art, Illustration, Interview, Magazine, Pop Art, RAW, Retro Art, Self Portrait, Show, Work in Progress
Death is cool… until you’re Dead…
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Tagged Blue, Cig, Cigarette, Classy, Clean, Dead, Drawing, Fashion, Fedora, Fine Art, Fresh, Illustration, Men, Patterns, photoshop, Pop Art, Portrait, PuffPuff, Retro Art, Self Portrait, Skeleton, Skull, Smoking, Style, Suit, Tie, Vintage
This board came to me as I was sketching out a few other boards, mainly animal themed boards, you can check them out at my FB page, this one though was speaking to me. Once I sketched it out on the board – I had to first strip it of some stickers, sand it a bit, and then put a few coats of gesso on it – I just started painting. I didn’t use many colors, but I used a lot of paint, I spent about six, seven hours painting, and I was quite happy with how much I had done by that point, and called it finished. Well of course I had to put the gloss finish! I’m looking for a few more skate decks to paint and customize!
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Tagged Colors, Dead, Drawing, Fine Art, Illustration, Me, Painting, Pop Art, Propaganda, Retro Art, Self Portrait, Skate Deck, Skateboards, Skull, Skulls, Smoking
Here is another projects I have been working on. My good buddy Matt Truiano (I only write his full name so you can check out his work, which is Awesome!), from SVA, where we met in a few illustration classes, and a few boring ones too. Here’s a sketch of him from one of our boring classes. He was probably drawing someone, or sleeping. Check his work out, but check out his tattoos. He does some amazing work. So he came to me a couple of months back and said that he was going to get a group show together with a theme and if I would be interested in being part of it, of course. So his first show was, Coffin shaped canvas, you can check it all out on his site. With the success of the first show his next idea was to use skateboards as the canvas. I really liked this idea and got started right away. This is my board! It might be a little hard to make out the entire board, since the board is not completely flat, when photographing the board it was with a slight angle so could get all the work. But as you can see, the tail looks squished. I used acrylics to paint this, and You can clearly see the evolution of the board, and as for the art work it self, I am happy where it is and I see it as a complete finished work. BUT! The work as a whole is not complete?! How you may wonder? Well, it’s not a skateboard without wheels! It’s not that exciting I know, but I am that excited about
Posted in Misc. Works, Skateboards
Tagged Animals, Colors, Commission, Drawing, Fine Art, Illustration, Painting, Process, Self Portrait, Skate Deck, Skateboards, Studio, Tiger, Work in Progress
I know it has been way too long since I posted anything. I have been working on a lot of new stuff, and have put my Nutcracker 2087 project to the side for a while. This is some of what I have been doing in the mean time, do not worry I have started working on it slowly recently and will post something very soon! What you see here is a five foot by four foot piece of canvas, pinned to the wall ready to be drawn on and painted. This came with an idea from my studio partner, to take these drawing I had, most of which are only about 8×10 inches, combine them on this huge canvas. The first canvas was to be 8×4 feet, somewhat overwhelming, not to say that five by four feet isn’t overwhelming, but it was easier to handle. I didn’t have a real sketch, what I did was, have all the drawings I had done with this same kind of style and feel around me as reference, I of course sketched out loosely on the canvas with my Ebony pencil and when I was satisfied with enough of a sketch I started with my thick brush pen. It took about two ten hour days to complete the drawing, it was a lot of fun! It’s being painted by my studio mate, and we have clashed already but I am happy with the direction it is going. This is the first of many we will collaborate on.
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Tagged Canvas, comic book illustration, Drawing, Fine Art, Illustration, Me, Self Portrait, Studio, Work in Progress, Work Space