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She's Kickin' X by Harvvard She's Kickin' X :iconharvvard:Harvvard 1 0 Lightning Legs Times Two by Harvvard Lightning Legs Times Two :iconharvvard:Harvvard 0 0 Blue Belt and Her Boccaccio by Harvvard Blue Belt and Her Boccaccio :iconharvvard:Harvvard 1 0 Blue Belt WIP by Harvvard Blue Belt WIP :iconharvvard:Harvvard 3 0 Training Time at Ry's Dojo by Harvvard Training Time at Ry's Dojo :iconharvvard:Harvvard 3 0 Training Time at Ry's Dojo WIP by Harvvard Training Time at Ry's Dojo WIP :iconharvvard:Harvvard 1 0 Break Buddies at Ry's Dojo by Harvvard Break Buddies at Ry's Dojo :iconharvvard:Harvvard 0 0 No Outsiders at Ry's Dojo by Harvvard No Outsiders at Ry's Dojo :iconharvvard:Harvvard 0 0 This Ry's Black Belt Becomes a Second Chance by Harvvard This Ry's Black Belt Becomes a Second Chance :iconharvvard:Harvvard 2 0 This Ry's Black Belt Is...WIP 2 by Harvvard This Ry's Black Belt Is...WIP 2 :iconharvvard:Harvvard 3 0 This Ry's Black Belt Is...WIP 1 by Harvvard This Ry's Black Belt Is...WIP 1 :iconharvvard:Harvvard 3 0 Success Stories at Ry's Dojo by Harvvard Success Stories at Ry's Dojo :iconharvvard:Harvvard 2 0 Conversation at Ry's Dojo by Harvvard Conversation at Ry's Dojo :iconharvvard:Harvvard 1 0 After a Workout at Ry's WIP 2 by Harvvard After a Workout at Ry's WIP 2 :iconharvvard:Harvvard 2 0 After a Workout at Ry's WIP by Harvvard After a Workout at Ry's WIP :iconharvvard:Harvvard 1 0 You Should Try Ry's by Harvvard You Should Try Ry's :iconharvvard:Harvvard 1 0

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Do you guys who are a little more serious about art have routines that you follow or just draw when you feel it?
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She's Kickin' X
At exactly 7:11 in the morning, Maria rockets into the air, crossing her arms as she delivers a devastating split kick

Finished at 12:55 AM, Saturday, March 16

Crayola and Prismacolor Verithin pencils; Crayola art markers, Crayola watercolors, Prismacolor Ebony graphite pencil, No. 2 pencil, General's drafting pencil, STA pigment liner, Pilot pen, Sharpie, coffee
Canson mix media pad
7" x 10"
2019
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Lightning Legs Times Two
A young mom and son synchronize their side kicks

Finished tonight at 10:25 PM

Crayola and Prismacolor Verithin pencils, Crayola art markers, Crayola watercolors, No. 2 pencil, Uniball Signo gel pen, Pilot fountain pen, STA pigment liner, Sharpie, coffee
Canson mix media pad
7" x 10"
2019
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Blue Belt and Her Boccaccio
Karyn, a blue belt student, delivers a killer side kick, posing with her dog Boccaccio

Finished at approximately 3:20 AM, Thursday, March 7

Crayola and Prismacolor Verithin pencils, Crayola art markers, Crayola watercolors, Winsor and Newton Cotman watercolors, No. 2 pencils, STA pigment liner, Paper Mate red gel ink pen, Sharpie, coffee
Canson mix media pad
7" x 10"
2019
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Blue Belt WIP
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
No. 2 pencil, red gel ink pen, colored pencils, STA pigment liner, Sharpie, coffee, and watercolors
Work in progress
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Training Time at Ry's Dojo
On a brick wall, there is a new over-sized poster of a young woman training at the fictional Ry's Dojo

Completed at 11:49 PM, Monday, March 4

Crayola and Prismacolor Verithin pencils; Crayola art markers, Crayola watercolors,
No. 2 pencil, Paper Mate red gel ink pen, STA pigment liner, Sharpie, coffee, and black tea with fresh raspberries
Canson mix media pad
7" x 10"
2019
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When I'm neither working nor studying, I like to write and draw on location.
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Here is a playlist of the classics and current hits heard on my weekend in Paris in February, 2010.  Hope you enjoy it, too!
Paris '10 Playlist


Dear Fellow Deviants/Creatives, 

    Today marks the ninth anniversary of my first-ever solo trip to Paris, the iconic European world capital appropriately nicknamed the "City of Light" for her enduring impact in the realms of cinema, fashion, politics, and the visual/performing arts.  As pivotal as it was...and as daring, exciting, and daunting as it remains in my mind, my weekend alone...as an African-American male...in another city and culture abroad taught me to understand and appreciate what makes Paris what she is.  And to succinctly paraphrase the late African-American novelist Ralph Ellison, my own place in the world and not an "ectoplasm".  
    Nine years later, I took out of my dusty, crowded closet my three small Moleskine notebooks full of memories of my first walk in the harshly cold air and the rain to the Louvre and Musee d'Orsay under the overcast skies, of my first local meal out in the neighborhood, and my first ride on an RER-B to Versailles on a cold and gray Sunday morning, to name a few.  I just can't wait to share these pages with you.  Looking at these pages, I will do my very best to decipher what I wrote because all the words are jumbled together and I did write incredibly fast at the time! As a reminder, the information and language presented may be dated and my impressions expressed have since evolved and deepened. 
    Thank you for embarking on this journey with me.  Hope you enjoy it!


                                                                                                HarVVard
February 24, 2019


Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Age 41
Morning
4 AM-7 AM


   
My mom Sandra helped me with last-minute details, however trivial or important as they seemed, in my preparation for my first Paris (experience) and first-ever solo trip to Europe, whether it was seeing to it that I made a couple copies of my flight itinerary/hotel reservations to give my (of course) family some peace of mind or suggesting that I take all the adapters to my domestic/international phones and digital camcorder, which would surely power up mine.  As Mom needled, nudged, nagged, and nurtured me in those three hours of another windy, snowy Chicago morning (and I assure you, one and all, that the start of the day was nothing but a sprinkle of Camille Pisarro flurries befalling the gargantuan sheets of ice on the walks and streets), she planted a few kernels of hard-earned knowledge in my head and heart, hoping that her own impressions of Paris would inspire me further to discover her charm and beauty for myself and cement me in the proper mindset, an attitude of self-accountability befitting a man--a forty-one-year old man who will take on the world for the first time.  In twenty years.  But alone.   
    Alone.  The sound of this lost, lonely, and little word is anything but encouraging, but it can be big, bold, brave, defiant, and resourceful if you choose to take a Metra across the street from your house and leave it to board a CTA Blue Line from Jackson to O'Hare International Airport.  Just as I did.  This morning.  With my American Tourister, my best friend for the next five days.  
    When I walked inside the 103rd/Beverly Metra station to delight in the inviting warm air and high spirits in a conversation with two lovely, older Sisters (African-American women) in our seats, it occurred to me just how much of an adventurer and free spirit Alone was and how beautiful and free a spirit it had.  When I told Cathy and her friend that I was going to enjoy my first Parisian adventure (and of course, my first-ever solo to another country), they congratulated me with smiles, laughter, and good wishes, knowing that it is the chance of a lifetime to visit what is reportedly the culture capital of the world, let Alone doing it with loved ones.  Until our Nine Twenty charged through the soft, falling snow, greeting four passengers-in-waiting with a wave of fine, powdery white winter behind it, I told the ladies that I would spend the next few days contemplating and dining in her cafes, commingling and dreaming in her museums, and commuting and divulging (indulging) in the hustle, bustle, bump, and grind on her trains, doing my best not to get picked.  And before I boarded the Nine Twenty to Nirvana, or at least my temporary escape from my job, concerns, and responsibilities here at home, I promised Cathy that I would return this upcoming Tuesday with a nice little reminder of my Paris for her, whether it's a menu, a museum floor plan, or a bookmark.  But with the mind I have, anything's possible.  
    Surely, a ride to the LaSalle Metra station and a walk with my American Tourister downtown in the wind and snow wasn't a big deal because I do it every day.  All the time.  But when I was Alone...in myself...in action, converting 20 euros in notes into coins for the RER and taking the Blue Line from the Jackson Street subway to O'Hare on the West Side, only for me to ascend the escalators to a couple of epic student-produced morals (murals) and plenty of signage directing me to Terminal 2 on the second floor, I realized that I took my independence...and my growing confidence from what I've always heard and seen...for granted.  Riding behind a couple deeply in love before they got off on Cumberland on the Blue Line, I cautioned myself to stay vigilant of my surroundings, my body language, my speech...and my money...at all times, fully aware that I would be completely on my own.

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akarudsan Featured By Owner May 13, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for the fave and the watcher!
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Thank you very much for the watch! :)
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Cecisartt Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
thanks for the fave and the watch! I like your style so much!
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Nice gallery
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Thank you for adding me as your friend. =D
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Thanks U for +Watch Bruh! Llama Emoji-02 (Blush) [V1] 
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Thanks for faving Llama Emoji-09 (Drinking Tea) [V1] 
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