Thursday, October 14, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Taylor sports an Armani Exchange cardigan thingy and Steve Madden heeled oxfords here. (This pose was taken from a paparazzi shot or something.) She is actually coming to my work to do an event later next month, so that should be interesting. Doubt if I can make it, since its mainly for the kids. Ok, time to jet!
Monday, August 02, 2010
It was another humid warm day on Sunday and I was exhausted after doing laundry, then going into Manhattan to get a haircut, then grabbing a bite with Dutch in Chinatown. On my walk home from the train, a girl walked past me, in her own world. She carried a small foldable lawn/beach chair, with colorful stripes. The fun little chair belied the grim "fuck you" look on her face. "Geez, why do people wear flip-flops in the city?", I thought, as she hurried forward.
Above her is Ronnie, my little assistant, now fully dressed. I gave her a sort of 60s mod Cilla Black/Patti Boyd look.
Friday, July 30, 2010
I updated my website with some "connectivity" buttons that link up all my other web stuff.
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Finished up a cd cover design last month for Beeware. Will post pics of that tonight. Sketched up some tattoo designs for a friend's friend. This is the first time I've ever done any type of "classic" cursive lettering, so some of the letters are unbalnced and uneven. I'll try to draw them more even and practice more in the coming months. Maybe buy some of those instructional "how-to" books on tattoo lettering.
Wednesday, April 07, 2010
Hello....it's been awhile.
Right now, I've been listening to Best Coast, David Sanborn, the new Ahmad Jamal, and the 2009 Kenny Barron LP "The Traveler".
Working on these graffiti-themed canvas collaborations with people around town. Got my first issue of Nylon Guys magazine. It's ok, I guess.
Frickin hot today. Allergies kickin' in. Hope this Singulair can take effect right now!
Monday, February 15, 2010
Homer Pt. 3
Christophe Lemaire has been doing some nice stuff for Lacoste. Here I am blatantly looking at the website and drawing one of the models with colored pencil and Crayola marker.
Downloaded a sh*tload of music, mostly for my cousin, who's 19 or so. But I got some stuff like Toro y Moi and Telephoned, etc. which is a bit off the mainstream. Toro y Moi is pretty chill. I like the tunes off Lemaire's own website, like the Bubonic Plague and Ariel Pink, etc. Makes me want to drop acid and be 17 again, about to get accepted into the Savannah College for art. Lol. Or not.
Just made a steak to celebrate Chinese New Year. Mmm. Steak.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Hey there. Whachoo be about?
I've been working hard. But not hard enuff. Finished up five 8x10 graffiti canvases, then a long wood panel, and finally started on some larger canvases.
I've also got a new business card in the works and am going to start a new blackbook soon.
Been listening to the new Beach House record, as well as Kurtis Blow's debut LP, and various pop and Euro tunes, like Tiësto—just trying to pump things up/get motivated in this wintery weather.
Being 33 now is interesting. Sometimes I feel old, but sometimes I feel like I have so many things to learn. Ever day I learn new things, whether they are willingly learned or not, it all gets shoved into my head.
PS: I've been trying to sketch when I'm on the go. And if I don't have a piece of paper on me, I will memorize the scene or persons of interest and sketch them out later. Here is one of my recent memory sketches—done just last night:
Sunday, January 24, 2010
INDY VS> no
Watching the NFC title game. Finished up one of two wood panels. It's a nice coincidence that the panels are the same proportions as an MTA subway car. Things just sort of happened. I used Post-It notes to mark the dimensions after doing some research on different train models MTA uses.
More pics at my Flickr page.
It's gonna be a busy week at work. I plan on working on my business card design tomorrow, as well as following the Fashion Week stuff coming up soon.
Monday, January 18, 2010
I've been working on canvas collaborations with Jake and Wics2 at the SRC graffiti art vendor table on Broadway in Soho. I've started out small and am working larger and larger, finishing a 5-pack of 8"x10" canvases first, then starting on a 5-pack of 16"x20" canvases, as well as two 38"-long pieces of thick wood panel I found in the street.
I had the pleasure of meeting Riff170 a coupla weeks ago and looked at his stack of laminated colored outlines, as well as hearing his stories of old-school writing. I also took an hour-plus train ride to the Bronx to check out the current show at Da Bakery (http://dabakerynyc.com/) on Southern Blvd. They have these spray tips which are adjustable, basically a rotating calligraphy tip.
Lastly, I watched Rocky Horror Picture Show in its entirety and picked up my first can of Alien Art Concept paint, which is made by Montana Hardcore (Spain). Alien Concept's been out for a few years now, but I had so much Belton on stock that I didn't need new paint until now.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Yo, it's been a while, eh? Haven't been doing much drawing...but uploaded a new "comic" thing onto my website. Gotta redesign my site so it has a "news" column.
Friday, April 24, 2009
Johnny Gill Part 6
I came home one evening stressed out from work as usual and started sketching on an envelope laying around. I kept adding things here and there and here's the final image..
I've been Twittering alot lately, and sometimes I post links to new art there. It's hard to cross-reference updates everywhere. So if Twitter brought u here, congrats.\
Feel like biking tonight. Supposed to be 80-85 degrees this weekend. Wow.