I’m honestly simply out of words to justify such a long absence, I could simply say that life got in the way, school got in the way, reality got in the way, and perhaps procrastination as well. Horrible events took place in the world, the Gaza genocide, police brutality was rampant and lethal, and hip hop transitioning into 3 to 4 min commercials starring your favorite actors.
Anyways Here’s A little Collection of Sketches/Work/Commisions I’ve done throughout the year;
This will eventually be painted on canvas.
A Personal Tattoo Design.
Another potential painting for sure as well.
A life drawing pose sketch 20 mins.
Another personal random tattoo Design.
Oh yes and I did some more tattooing, I still have a lot to learn however.
And here’s another tattoo commission done for a friend.
I’m usually not one to take selfies, seeing as I don’t feel the need to prove my aesthetic values to others. I’m not judging others its just a personal opinion which shouldn’t be taken to heart. However back to the the main I figured why not draw myself and share that drawing with the wonderful people crowding the inter-web and even the more wonderful people who read this blog.
Realistically I just spontaneously felt like drawing and figured I could probably polish up my portrait capturing technique. I still hover pretty far from the style of realism but I’m not ”concrete” enough of an artist to hover close enough to it, perhaps I still lack the skill to do so.
Enjoy the selfie and until next time.
Just a quick self portrait which I started long time but just got around to finishing today.
Due to missing work this morning, I figured I’d be productive by spending some time in Photoshop CS6 which I haven’t touched in months. I used to be a graphic designer for a few companies but mostly used Illustrator for its awesome preciseness, I was afraid I had maybe lost my touch in Photoshop. For awhile I had this idea to make a satirical version of the ”OBEY” brand logo into something I felt was more appropriate in terms of a revolutionary theme.
Personally I wouldn’t wear want to wear the word ”Obey” in a society where most of our actions subtly revolve around the obeying of our governments even if in some cases (most cases) they’re corrupt, obeying the law even if sometimes it may be absurd and unjust, and obeying corporation due to their contributions in funding our governments and power gained from consumerism and capitalism. Its as if that brand name is there to subconsciously enforce those ideologies, but don’t get me wrong they make awesome clothing denouncing the things I’ve mentioned above but still to this day I still question myself as to why the brand is called Obey.
What I would suggest is for you to:
So I made this awesome tattoo design for my brother. Normally I’m not really enthusiastic when it comes to working within the tribal style, I’ve always thought that most (not all) tribal tattoos we’re a little too blend and lacking in creativity (its just a personal opinion). But thankfully he wanted a lion with its mane rolling down his biceps, here’s the end result;
I’ve been heavily procrastinating on my lady liberty painting due to starting a new job but I’ll hopefully have some updates on it soon.
As I hibernate I wanted to show you guys what I have been working on. Here’s the current ongoing progress of my next painting, its another big canvas as usual resulting in a longer sketching period. I spent quite a lot more time coming up with the concept of this painting then actually creating it. There are quite a few mistakes at the moment but none that a nice coat of paint cant hide, but the painting process itself is gonna be quite challenging though. I’ll be posting further progress of this project in a few days hopefully.
On the 15th of January the 89th Art Battle will be taking place in Ottawa, its an exciting opportunity for any aspiring artists within the community seeking exposure. If you or even anyone you know who would like to participate in this event, then please click the following link to register: http://artbattle.ca/register
Cheers and happy holidays