Last summer, I started working on a book I want to write about the history of hip-hop, but in a visual sense. So, being me, I usually start from any random vantage point and go from there.
In this case, I started sketching out various rappers to get a feel of what style I'd use to put this project together. What you see here is a collection of the ones that I thought were halfway-decent enough to be seen by the public.
I warn you - some of them may look nothing like their real-life counterparts, and I accept that. I think I've grown a lot artistically in the past year, and this is something that I can look back upon to see where I've come. I won't be reworking this particular piece, but I may do another like it somewhere down the road.
As for the project, it's on hiatus for now as other projects get taken care of. Hopefully after I finish my fourth year of university, I can get back into full swing and tackle that thing.
This is a 2.5 x 3.5 Acrylic Painting on Gessoed Massonite
Painting IV assignment - the use of color for a hyberbolie
I think a lot about American propaganda and the uses back in WWI and WWII and how it's used now, what America is trying to say to it's people and how the two would be meshed. I wrote out a rough artist statement, went a little like this (forgive the spelling errors);
In the 40’s and 50’s, the height of Americanism, propaganda was a very useful tool. With the Government only needing to control news, radio, TV, and posters pushing the idea of “America (and Americans) Under God” was fairly simple. America was a philosophy, an idea, an illusion that worked. Yet today Americans, although not necessarily smarter, are better informed. At least they have access to a more diverse array of different ideas. The generations of the 40’s and 50’s will soon be gone, with a younger generation to take over, a generation that doesn't easily buy into the “America Under God” of their fathers. With a generation as such in control of democracy, will democracy continue on? Or will this next generation fall into power over the country with the ideals that their fathers once held dear, only to succumb to apathy to the beliefs that they once fought to uphold and protect? Either way, we're doomed. God help us.
[edit: Billysue decided that I CANNOT spell, which I already know, so she spellchecked my description, nice, very nice]
in the name of allah (God), , , sculptural form , , , this basmallah is the nearer to my heart , , , the strong vertical movements are vehemently dominated the form , , , while the horizantal strokes make the equilibrium that needed , , , what do think , , , dear friends
school work, i have to edit it 'cuz the scanner at school is a poor quality one, but its the only A3 scanner i could find so... = =" There are 11 temples of Hung Vuong in Saigon, this one located in Saigon Zoo. Temple de Souvenir has been built by French government in 1926 to commemorate Vietnamese soldiers who fight for French in WWI. After 1954, it changed its name to Quoc to Hung Vuong Temple and has been used for commemorate Vietnamese heroic martyrs. From 1975 til now, Vietnamese gov. names it Hung Temple, managed by Vietnamese History Museum. p/s: dont mind the sign at the left side. Its from my teachers, they have to sign on each of our works so they can make sure no cheating here and these are TRULY ours. Embarassing =.="
I joined here on April 16, 2010 when I heard about DeviantArt in a description of a Spore creature that someone I was subbing to on Spore~ .w. So yeah, that's how I ended up here, I found the site through Spore, yey
Of course that may have been the date I opened my account, but really, my art didn't come until November of 2010 ;;;; I got my camera in June, but it wasn't set up to upload pictures, so my drawing really took place in June/July, so let's say that's when I got serious about drawing *shot And then November I spammed my damn account with like 60 pictures THAT MONTH, shit ;;;; I can hardly upload 3 pics in a week now ;;;;;;;;;;;;;
Anyway, I drew these four characters of mine because...they've stuck it out with me the longest, and they have a special place in me~
Skadi was my first dragon character, she went through soooooooo many changes between June 2010 and November 2010, and then I modified her design to what you see now, that was in December of 2012 -w- That time I made very minor changes though. But she's been through it all with me, she's just as important to me as the others~
Vladimere was my second REAL dragon character that belonged to me, and not someone else -w-;; (Leroy as an example was actually my ex as a dragon, but now he belongs to ~syncrodragon) And he's actually my fan character for the original spyro series, soo xD;; In here, I drew him normal while the others are chibi, don't ask why *Shot
Dämon was my first worlf character and has suffered a drastic design change since I made her on a wolf maker back in....December of 2010 I think? ;;; I dunno, but her design is hard for me to remember now, I haven't gotten it just yet
Aeris is my current alter ego as a dragon, she's my main bitch pretty much~ And I made her...2 Aprils ago actually xDD sometime in April of 2011 she was made, and she looks WAAAAAAAAAAYY different than I first made her, I'll be submitting a nice character development meme sometime so look out for the disaster there
. This is the apartment of Dexter Morgan from the series "DEXTER". . Note 1: The biggest problem with this design has been the bathroom. The whole set of Dexter (both inside and outside) was built entirely on a soundstage from the first episode. However the bathroom never appeared except in the eposide in wich Dexter climbs to the window of the bathroom to enter in his house. But in this sequence only this window and a part of the bathtub was shown. In the beginning of the 6th season the bathroom appears a little bit more (when Dexter gives a bath to his child) but nor completely. And in fact the modification of the apartment (adding an entry to the other apartment) has changed the shape of this zone. I based the bathroom in this image: i49.tinypic.com/f2olv.jpg This is a production piture of the set as it was designed and constructed from the beggining but never used completely. Note 2: If you see the exterior of the real apartment (in 1155-103rd Street - Bay Harbor Islands - Miami) you can count 4 glass "segments" to the right of the entry door. But if you see the series or a picture of the exterior set built in the soundstage you can count 5 segments. i50.tinypic.com/2w7hncl.jpg The designer probably make this change to make a bigger interior. And I drawn the floorplan with this proportions. . Some sets have changed throughout the different seasons and this floorplan is a mixture of various of them. This is a hand drawed plan, in scale, coloured with colour pencils and with full details of furniture, fabric, timbers and complements… The design is made according with the “real” apartment respecting the spaces, proportions, furniture and objets presents in the studio set. . If you want to buy an original drawing, especially handmade for you, contact me at email@example.com or visit my ETSY store: www.etsy.com/shop/TVFLOORPLANS… .