Monday, October 26, 2009

A portrait for the homey Khahim's Bday - "100%"

Yesterday my bra' Rams came in from Boston and we kicked it in the studio, looking at Lo' shootin' the 1-2...and I painted this portrait 4 the big homey Khahim. this dude has mad love for his son Kia and I had to do something to capture the link. I (think)lol it came out pretty'good.




Friday, October 23, 2009

Lastnight this is what I painted - "libations" NYC Sullivan Rooom - "PANDA Feathers"


Sorry partypeople, double click for a better look- Have a good weekend! Make something-

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Esao & Philippou at Thinkspace…

"Farewell Avery"
featuring Esao Andrews






"Mary In Bronxzooland"
featuring Tony Philippou



All City Writers Book Event-Incredible looking book

Courtesy:Hypebeast - On Saturday, November 7th, 2009, All City Writers, a definitive anthology about the Graffiti movement, will be presented at Lambretto Art Project in Milan.




Sunday, October 18, 2009

Saturday, October 17, 2009

How to paint your kicks - 1hr flat (Ladylonline edition Nike High'Le)


CUSTOM PAINTED NIKE HERE YOU GO'

1ST. TAPE UP ANYTHING YOU (DONT) WANT TO GET PANIT ON. ie.NIKE CHECK, LOOP GRAB, SECTIONS YOU WOULD LIKE TO LEAVE AS THE BODY COLOR.

2ND. LAYER OF BASE PAINT, I TEND TO USE A GOOD QUALITY SPRAYPAINT TO CREATE GRADIENTS AND FADES, FOR THESE I USED 3 COLORS.

4TH. I AIR DRY THE KICKS SO I CAN MOVE ONTO THE HANDPAINT/BRUSH PAINT FOR THAT QUICKDRY'

5TH. GO IN AND DETAIL YOUR KICKS, I USE ACRYLIC FOR EVERYTHING AND COAT IT WITH A QUALITY ARCYLIC PAINT SEAL, WHICH IM SURE YOU CAN PURCHASE AT ANY ARTSTORE OR HARDWARE STORE.

FIN. "BLAM!" REMOVE YOUR TAPE AND SEE WHAT YOU GET, SOMETIMES YOU MAY START OFF A LITTLE MESSAGE/ RUFF AROUND THE EDGES BUT AFTER A A FEW YOU WILL USE TRIAL AND ERA TO COME UP WITH YOUR OWN PAINT, STYLE, AND SPEED...THESE ARE THE BASICS.

THEN THEY MAD "CAUSE STYLIN' ON'EM SON!"

"FelaTimeless"-Live painting S.O.B's NYC "Felabration" party w/ DJs Ian Friday -n- Rich Medina /Another one down and from the interior.


The party was a celebration of the Broadway opening of the Fela Musical: A provocative hybrid of dance and Broadway musical, FELA! features the Afrobeat music of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, a book by Jim Lewis and the direction and choreography of Tony Award winner Bill T. Jones.


This painting flowed out in about two hours, in continuation with this whole color movement idea I have...The piece began with circles of color painted with a brush in each hand (the first time I painted with both hands simultaneously). I see something new evolving, I think I used about 12-14 colors to create what "I felt" was the energy of the music and the royalty of Fela(Happy Birthday)!
Top1Photocredit:www.lafotographeuse.com

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

"The Big Wave" I love this painting..

I only have 2 photos of this piece but it's very inspiring to me. The idea was taken after I watched a documentary on big wave surfers. These cats' risk their lives for the feeling of surfing 60ft. waves, they travel the world in search of them. I guess we all have to find our big wave ya'dig..the stuff that keeps us going, keeps us young. It also represents movement, moving forward, upward getting there,...to the top. -Painted Live/ SullivanRoom NYC "Libations" w/ dj Ian Friday hosted by ManchildBlack. I will be painting this week tomorr' "Felabration" party w/ DJs Rich Medina and Ian. Peace


#FB Thanks for all the comments everyone, I see this as a new doorway for the work. My focus now may be more towards color/movement as apposed to portrait/illustration. I want the paint to continue to move on the canvas and emulate the bodies motions...We'll see, but i'm glad you dig' it. Thnx!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Monday, October 12, 2009

GUCCI* come'on don't be mad, we can listen to some John Mayher right after this...

Gucci Mane & DJ Drama - The Burrprint! (Mixtape)

Source:Nahright Download:GucciMan&DJ Drama"The BurrPrint"

01. Intro
02. Dope Boys
03. Frowney Face
04. Watch Cost A Bentley (Feat. Bun B & Rocko)
05. Think I Want Her
06. Yelp, I Got All Of That
07. Trap Goin Crazy
08. Gucci Speaks
09. My Shadow
10. Gucci Speaks
11. Real As They Get (Feat. OJ Da Juiceman & Wacka Flocka Flame)
12. Excuse Me
13. More (Feat. Kandi & Sean Ceasar)
14. Gucci Speaks
15. Candy Lady
16. Candy Lady (Remix) (Feat. Brick Squad)
17. No No No
18. Foreign (Feat. Shawty Redd)
19. Flexin (Feat. Brick Squad)
20. My Chain (Feat. Brick Squad)

Sean Price - got a'lil LO'status

this is kinda "illy' peep


INSTALLATION ARTIST DAMIAN ORTEGA more here:KWBlog

Louis Vuitton Monogram Macassar Collection

Give me like 15min and imma' have 1 of these full of paint and 25cent Chedder Ruffles bags...

Source:Hyperbeaster

New "Ben Watt" book-"LICKSHOT" oldschool breakin' shot got published...'



I think we shot this in Midtown with fashion writer Robert Wright in like 01-02, think that's his name?, cool cat. But mos def glad to make it into another great photo book by the Aussie' photographer Ben Watts...btw he gave me my first add campaign for a clothing brand called "American Rag" checkout his other book "BIG'UP". Also Heith Ledger is on the cover R.I.P which i'm proud of, and in the old book Aaliyah was a few pages in, I guess they are really capsulized in time and spirit...Good to be a part of this world ya'dig.

C PAS Designer Pierluigi Pucci - featuring/Edubs

The homeboi Edubs s back on his modeling steez. Checkout more of C PAS Designer Pierluigi Pucci here: www.treehugger.com


Lil'Peak, here's a baby look @ a project i've been workin' on...




Can't say for who yet, but maybe you can guess...

"Dusty Boys" Bday shout to Natalia' Studio54 party got me totally "DUSTY"

What can I say? Step your Curl game up sun!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Kenneth Beatrice Clothing - Chelsie Ravenell

Werd! So my cousin Chelsie has been working overtime creating and heading up the Kenneth Beatrice Clothing Company. Just recently he did a fashion show in Charleston, SC in launch of his newest seasonal developments and to showcase the product he has already created for the world. I got a few shots so check it out and lemme know, us know, what you think. Below you can catch my lil'man (Chel's son the prince)"London" rocking his KB along with my cuzzo' Kolby (who might have more tattoos than me know, damn!!smh) rockin' some new KB product as well. I'm excited to see the growth of this dream come to life and expect all kinds of noise from Kenneth Beatrice for the 09' ender into the spring/summer season of 2-10'. The line focuses on a more sophisticated trend oriented appearance, with camo lined vests, bow ties, soft tees, and custom blazers.




Link:KennethBeatrice
Link2:KenethBeatrice

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

New work in progress from dope artista' - Sayori



Im really liking this and inspired to work on something organic, if you have not already checkout the homey Sayori Wada
Thats the blog link to her art ya'dig.