Sunday, December 13, 2009

Mail Call...

So this weekend I recieved a package in the mail. What was it you ask?? It was the published copy of a The 8 Cylinders of Success complete with the Illustration I did for it on the inside. I don't know about you, but for me it is always a rush seeing my work in print.

It is now speeding up to the end of 2009, and I must say it has been all and all a good year. Sure things have been hectic and sometimes feeling a little out of control, but I am thankful that I am still able to do what I love. It has been a while since I have updated my website, but that only means I have been very busy. I am still creating and I do not plan on stopping any time soon. So as always stay tuned.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Brought to you in Colour...

Here is a quick post for you all. This is the colored version of the drawing I did for CHOP SHOP SHAPES. I liked how it turned out. What do you think??

Speaking of the CHOP SHOP... A new shape is up, and there are a few new contributions to go along with it. I will be posting my image before the week is out, so keep and eye out. And as always.. stay tuned.

Monday, September 28, 2009


I just wanted to let everyone know that CHOP SHOP SHAPES is back in business, and here is my contribution to it. For all of you that have no clue what the Chop Shop is; here is a brief description.

"The mission is to create a character or two or three, etc. . . using the shape The moderator has posted. The only rule for this one is that the shape has to be a major part of the characters design. You can do human, animal or some made up creature."

I urge you to take a look at the blog. It is a great idea, and a great way to flex your creative muscle. If you like what you see and want to contribute from time to time feel free to contact me. The more contributors the merrier. In the meantime I will be coloring this image, and working on a few other projects. All of which will be posted here. So as always ... Stay tuned.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

SO a Funny thing Happened...

As promised here is a post explaining the process that went into the particular piece I put together for the Canvas + Chaos show.

I was sent the above image a week before the show. What you see is a very rough sketch of the garment, as well as the color that it would have been.
Because the sketch was so rough, I took it upon myself to clean it up. The reason for this was so I could have a better template to work from. I originally had a totally different concept in mind before this one.. but sadly it was not even worth posting. So day before the actual show I scrapped the original idea, and started over. When everything was all said and done, I was a lot happier with this final concept. Now here is where things become interesting....

I recieved an email at 4am from the producer of the show that morning. It stated that due to a conflict, both my model and color of my garment had be changed. No real worries though. Things still worked out really well. I just made some last minute color and design adjustments. Also...I had no clue my Model was going to have an afro before the show, but when I saw her I decided on the fly to make the female on my original design a loose likeness of her. It was amazing how things just seemed to fall into place.

I have to give a lot of credit to my model for hanging in there for an hour and a half. She was so good that during the painting session she would automatically adjust her pose to allow me better access to the area I was concentrating on.

Well that is it for this particular post. In a few weeks the painted garments will be going on auction. And when that happens...I will post the link and information on this blog. In addition to that I still have a few other projects in the works. So as alway Stay tuned...

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

After the Paint has Dried...

So Rock the BLock 2009 has come and gone, and all n' all it was a great success!! Thanks goes out to Butch Diva, my friends, family, and supporters that came out. Also, much praise to the fellow artists of the Canvas and Chaos segment. And now with out any further distractions, here is a video and a few pictures of the event. Enjoy...

Lastly...because I did not want to make this post to long, I will be showing the process of how I came to my final design in the next post. It is actually a pretty interesting story how everything came together. So stay tuned.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Quick Update...

Just two things.

One- I just wanted to remind you all that Rock The Block is only 5 days away. And if you have not already bought your tickets, I suggest you follow this link and buy them. This show has the makings of something great. I will be part of the Canvas + Chaos segment produced by Butch Diva. So if you are free this weekend come by and check it out.

Dos- I recently picked up a new Moleskine this past weekend and had a opportunity to break it in. My Brother and I were relaxing watching the Dark Knight on Saturday night and I decided to capture the moment via a quick sketch. I hope you like.

Sunday, August 2, 2009


I recently was asked to participate in an event within another event. For all of you who may not be familiar with Rock the Block BK . It is an urban
arts and culture series developed to bring awareness to Brooklyn’s underground urban arts renaissance, serves as Brooklyn’s pre-eminent showcase of emerging artistic talent in Brooklyn and the five boroughs of New York City. For much more information please click on the following link.

I will be part of an art installation within Rock the Block BK called Canvas + Chaos. The idea for this particular show was way to interesting to turn down. Produced by Butch Diva, a few artists and myself will be part of a live paint event. We will be painting on garments produced by Butch Diva, made of canvas, denims, and double knits materials. The finished garments will then be featured in a fashion show later on that day. Sounds pretty cool huh?

All this will be going down on August 15th starting at 12 noon. So please come and take in the scene, and support your local emerging artists (especially me of course). Keep in mind that anyone under 21 will not be admitted, and you must purchase tickets in advance. If not.. the ticket prices go up the day of the show. If you are at all interested... please click on the following link to purchase tickets.

And as always .... there is more to come. So stay tuned.

Monday, June 22, 2009

More Progress and Process...

Here is a quick couple of updates from my ongoing project. First is the process of one of my pieces from sketch to color study to near completed version. I am debating actually posting the final product. what do you think?

(click on the image for larger version of the image)

Next we have the sketches for my most recent paintings. The final paintings of these are near complete and I will post the process of those soon.

(click on the image for a not so larger version)

And as always ... more to come.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Chugging Along..

Here is a quick update. As you can see this is a comparison between the original sketch and the (half finished) final painted version of this particular piece. There are still a few bells and whistles that will be added .. actually by the time you read this the bells and whistles would have already been added. I just want to show you all as much of the process as possible with out giving away to much. Enjoy....

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


The following is a portion of one of my finished pieces and the last two are the most recent additions to my ongoing project. 

"The Mischief Maker"-Arylic on Paper

If more than one of those paintings looks familiar that means you have been paying attention. Of course the last two are works in progress. These two are especially exciting because I am reacquainting myself to an old friend that I have not played with in a while by the name of Oil Paint. More to come..

PS. Constructive comments are always welcome...

Monday, March 30, 2009

A little teaser ... the sequel...

Here are two detail shots of the new pieces I have been working on for my ongoing project. There will be much more to see in the weeks to come. So stayed tuned.

Monday, March 23, 2009

A little teaser..

What you are seeing above is a sketch/color study for one of my pieces that is a part of my upcoming project. That is all the info I want to give for now though. The reason for that is because I just want to make sure all the T's are crossed and the I's are dotted before any big announcements are made. But be assured once that is done, you will read about it here first.

And to all of you that already follow my blog...I know it has been a while since my last update but, I promise to make an extra effort from this point on to update at least once a week. So check back often, because there will be more new work and exciting news to come...

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Long Over due...

So it has been well over a month since my last blog entry. A lot has happened, but not all of them good . The reason for the lack of posts is the fact that some how my computer managed to straight up fail on me not once but twice. Not only that, but I nearly lost all my precious files in the process. But thankfully that did not happen. With all that computer related anguish I have been hard at work putting together some special projects.   I case you do not remember It is those same special plans I mentioned about two posts back. I would love to divulge all the details to those up  coming plans, but I just want to make sure everything is set in stone. So until then you all will just have to sit in suspense, and just just enjoy the little bit of tidbits I will be leaving along the way.