Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Mexican Hairless Painting in tempera

 So Not only am i a professional artist but I also am an art educator that instructs in drawing, painting, and computer art...

Today i decided to do a 30 minute demonstration on the use of tempera paint for one of my classes and here is the result.
 not bad for 30 minutes huh! enjoy!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Because Greatest Rapper Alive Died on March 9th

Being march 9th I wanted to do a post dedicated to Notorious B.i.g, below you will find some interesting facts on the legendary emcee:

-double-disc set Life After Death, released 15 days later, hit #1 on the U.S. album charts and was certified 

-Diamond in 2000 (one of the few hip hop albums to receive this certification)

-noted for his "loose, easy flow",dark semi-autobiographical lyrics and storytelling abilities

-MTV ranked him at #3 on their list of The Greatest MCs (Rappers) of All Time

-certified sales of 17 million units in the United States

-March 1992,  featured in The Source's Unsigned Hype column, dedicated to aspiring rappers

-1995 2 billboard awards

-1995 won 4 source awards

-1998 3 grammy nominations

-The Source and Blender named Wallace the greatest rapper of all time

-Wallace is celebrated as one of the greatest rap artists and is described by Allmusic as "the savior of East Coast hip-hop"

-Since his death, Wallace's lyrics have been sampled and quoted by a variety of hip hop, R&B and pop artists including Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Alicia Keys, Fat Joe, Nelly, Ja Rule, Eminem, Lil Wayne, Game, Clinton Sparks, Michael Jackson and Usher

Thursday, March 8, 2012

CREATIVELY INSPIRED (to paint a series)

a few images that are inspiring me during this painting and planning process for my next series..

Friday, March 2, 2012

sketch for next painting

enjoy the possibilities
drawn out on canvas.... lets see what happens from here ;-)