Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The Storyteller...

This time around I was inspired by the compiled works of the Hip Hop artist Lupe Fiasco. I remember when I was first introduced to his music my friend said “you have to listen to this guy... Each of his songs tells a story...They all have a beginning, middle, and end.” I eventually copped his first album Food and Liquor and instantly became a fan. Ever since, all of his albums (Mix tapes as well) have been on a regular rotation on my iPod. With this piece I tried to take elements from his music and try to create an interesting composition out of them. Hope you like.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Tipping the Issue...

I was recently comissioned by The Coup Magazine to do a lead in image for thier latest issue.

I was able to play with dimensions of the piece, hence the reason you see little variation between this sketch and the next.

Even though the Art editor liked this particular composition, she ultimately wanted something a little more simple but had a greater impact.

This is the work up of the final piece minus the font.

This is the final. Here your can see the entire idea realized. This was the first time I went the route of using font as part of my finished illustration. By introducing the font I was able to give the phrase "The Justice Issue" a double meaning.