Sunday, April 27, 2008

The New Series

(Work in Progress, Diva)

So I love hip-hop. There is no clear definition of what hip-hop means to me but I might be able to try and explain it with this new series I'm working on,... I think I want some realism in it too. Animated but also real. Seeing my brother and his friends breaking and bboying/bgirling clinched the idea. I used be really into learning graf writing so I want to incorporate some of that... Also, since my dad used to dj, it would be nice to put that in too. This is going to be fun. So much to plan and sketch out,... maybe I'll make some garments to compliment the paintings.

I was so glad to be this close to the roots... I learned the hard way that my phone sucks for taking pictures at night... lol... But at least I was like 1-2 people away from the stage.. But I missed my brother dancing during performance... meh. He was dancing during Immortal Technique's performance, which I did get to see. I think I want to use the move he did in a painting. It was a spin on his elbow, a move I had not previously seen him do before. So going to the show and seeing that was even better than being in front for The Roots.

I went to some clubs this weekend when Dj Soulstar was spinning.. It was definitely good times. I had not seen digital turntables before then. Yesterday, I saw the original kind of turntables and it was a completely different feel besides the fact that the other dj who I think is BBoy Sean John was playing older styles of music. Sean John was playing a strictly bboy style, I'm pretty sure I heard some stuff playing in the Battle of the Year listings though... hmmm...

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Different cultures

I was talking with my friend Frankie last night, discussing how I should add in even more cultures into my art since I have so many friends that have different backgrounds. I think this would be an interesting and needed venture. I guess I'll start practicing today... the painting from yesterday is almost finished.. there is some touching up and additions I want to add to finalize it. Pictures with my real camera soon.

Monday, April 21, 2008

documenting diva...

I'm painting this as we speak,... this is just the run through. Remember the drawing...

well, I'm working on it.... :)

Thursday, April 17, 2008


It wasn't that long ago but it was long enough for me to say flashback.. I should post some of my stuff from high school. That would be interesting. This was from my design class where I met some of my greatest friends.

Anyway. I'll be posting stuff eventually once I really make the time to paint.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


So I was given this assignment for class to make a printed pattern using one block of this material where I had to carve.. Let me tell you I was nervous. I was doing cutting and carving... lol. That usually doesn't go over well with me, at least the carving part. I still to this day cannot cut meat without almost hurting myself. This wasn't so bad. I only stabbed myself once. Not knowing what I wanted to make, it ended up looking like a tree. I think I went a little print happy. The girl next to me did this awesome gradient effect that I wanted to try. Mine was pretty successful. I saved a blank block so I could try this project again under my own terms.

Monday, April 14, 2008


I spent some time today just sketching out ideas for the possible next series. I'm not sure why women seem to be a focal point in much of my art. I came up with this image which I think would make a lovely painting... I think I want her to be more pale with brown, red, and black hair.. I haven't decided much else on it though.

Sunday, April 13, 2008


So I've been doing a lot of work for school and not so much for myself.. pfffftt.. lol. Well, anyway. I made this mask for my media and techniques class.. I think it's pretty cool. It's done with papier mache and other materials. I should be taking better photos once it's completely finished,.. But I'm excited to have the chance to work on the last painting in my music series.. It's going to be about Tempo. The idea is fully sketched out in my head.. I just have to actually paint it this week. So exciting,....

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Sad Apple

I love the pop-up card book I made for class. It just needs to be shown here... or at least the back page... Isn't that the cutest sad apple? I love it.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

I realized that I had some images in a slideshow, some of which that haven't been posted on here before.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

So what's new...

I actually think I should update even with the small stuff. This week I've been doing some sketching and designing for my upcoming photoshoot. Katie says that she has her song that is going to be used for the video. I'm rather excited about everything progessing..