Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: painting, portrait, stu, stuart livingston
Here’s a birthday portrait of Stuart Livingston
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: painting, photo, portrait, sketch, yearbook
Here’s a random guy I drew and painted from Google image search
Filed under: character, drawing, illustration | Tags: caricature, cartoon, dark twisted fantasy, drawing, g.o.o.d. fridays, g.o.o.d. music, good fridays, good music, illustration, kanye, kanye west, mr. west, portrait, power, runaway
Playing around with portraits/caricatures this week, trying to get a little weirder and more playful with them. Here’s one of Kanye West, one of my favorite musicians and personalities around. Listened to a bunch of his G.O.O.D. Fridays jams, plus the “Power” and “Runaway” singles whilst drawing this.
Oh, and here’s a peek into my process:
Oh, and download all of Kanye’s free G.O.O.D. Fridays songs here: http://kanyewest.com/
Filed under: character, drawing, illustration | Tags: caricature, cartoon, drawing, illustration, jiji, kali fontecchio, nico colaleo, portrait
Hey all! I have been quiet for a while, mostly because a lot of the new work I’m doing is not really stuff I can talk about or share (yet).
I got bored yesterday, though, and drew this picture of buds Nico, Kali & JiJi! Colored it in today, and here it is! Enjoy! Now back to work.
Filed under: fine arts | Tags: art history, hip hop, kehinde wiley, painter, painting, portrait, portraiture, post-modern, renaissance, urban, vanitas
So this isn’t exactly breaking news – Kehinde Wiley has been making a big splash in the art world for years now – but he’s still my favorite contemporary painter, and still going strong. As an art major, I appreciate both the classical technique and historical iconography that goes into these paintings, as well as the way he pulls them into the post-(post?)-modern present by focusing on young, black urban subjects. It’s not just a flat, mechanical exercise in traditionalist technique, either – he has a tremendous command of color, incorporating gorgeous, vibrant color schemes from contemporary culture. If you have a chance to see these works in person (which I have not), you will also remark at their imposing size (some are as wide as 300 inches across). All of these elements combine to transform what could have easily been a shallow, one-dimensional gimmick into a remarkably relevant and utterly elegant statement.
Visit Kehinde’s Website