Posted on October 26, 2015
Sometimes I forget to post new work, so irresponsible of me, I know.
This piece titled ” Without a Voice” was something I actually did fairly quickly. She was something simple, demure and showed enough emotion without exaggeration. When I was done painting her, I noticed she looked asian, which I was pretty happy with and had no intent on doing. I’ve painted many latinas and women of color. This time I had something new to add to the mix, and this is just the beginning.
If you would like to purchase this painting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: No Voice
Posted on May 2, 2015
My boy Soel had his first solo art show and the crew couldn’t be prouder of him. Yes, it’s been a while since most of us have been in the same room together, but that doesn’t mean that we’re not there for each other when it really matters.
I met up with Chris and had a few beers and some mac n cheese with bacon at some tiny bar that looked like it was homed in the south. Their cornbread was pretty delicious as well.
We stopped by a deli and picked up more beers, this time I stuffed them in my purse, for you know :cough cough: “easy access”.We walked into Greenpoint Gallery and the walls were filled with Soel’s pieces. Graffiti inspired everything. Some inspired by the late Cheech Wizard. I fell in love with a water tower piece that I regret not paying for sooner.
While roaming the other floor (that had different artists) Chris and I missed our chance on two different pieces that we wanted to go home with.
When we got back to his floor, we ended up purchasing 2 items, that are now hung up and living beautifully at Chris’s.
Catching up with the fellas is always great, after the show we headed to a bar in Williamsburg to get some more drinks. The guys are hilarious, especially when it came to their freestlye rap battles.
Posted on November 18, 2014
You guys know exactly what I’m good for… and painting on boobs has always been one of my best qualities. ha! How many people can say that?
I got to finally meet and add some pigment on the cutesy Cynthia, she started off a bit shy but was ready and willing for whatever. Just like I like it, and I guess that’s what the camera loves too, because she ended up looking amazing. Of course David Zayas Jr. was behind the lens, and Rachell worked her makeup skills for a nice, sweet smokey touch. When I saw how full Cyn’s boobs were, I knew I had to go big when it came to the hair, go big or go right guys!? Using about 5 different shades of pink, I worked on her curls, and Cyn’s final product turned out just how I wanted, right in your face! Check out some more from her set.
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See ya next time!
Posted on September 4, 2014
Two weeks later after I showed you guys the WIP (Work In Progress) for this New Artwork, I finally get to show you guys the finished product. This Curly Canary was already finished and I was just waiting for the owner to have it in his possession before putting it online. You know how things go, then plans happen, and you get so caught up with everything around you. (Which also explains why my last post was bout 5 days ago, sorry guys, you know I’m usually more consistent than that when it comes to my blogging) As I mentioned in the behind the scenes post (see that HERE) this piece started off with me having full control of what I wanted to paint. Jokingly around, I mentioned how I would make her resemble me a bit, with her curly purple hair and some tats to match.
I didn’t want to use much color. Much as in the amount of colors used, because I was ready for this piece to be vibrant. Especially since I already knew where it was going to be displayed, and since the new owner already had pieces of works hanging, I wanted to make sure my Minxette would stand out. Not that it’s much of a problem now, since I noticed she’s being showed off right in the middle of his bedroom. Damn, maybe I’m a bit of a selfish one, haha.
I loved the way the highlighting on her skin tone came out. I swear to everything, I surprise myself every time I finish a new piece. I could never believe that I’m capable of doing what I do. Whenever I finish, I’m like ” omg, I just did this.”
It’s like another force was moving my hands in the way they need to go, and all of a sudden I wake up to something new. I see how much I’ve grown in these years and the change is drastic. I have so much more to teach myself. Yes, I teach myself everything. I mean, I went to High School for Art, but let’s be honest, I was always cutting class.
Anyway, back to the painting, and enough of me giving you these close up shots, showing of the detail work. Here is the official finished product… well, not official, you know what I mean, the real one is chilling in someone’s bedroom right now.
I love it, He loves it, Do you love it?
Posted on August 6, 2014
It’s been quite a while since I have posted New Artwork that was on canvas. Let’s face it, painting beautiful women on beautiful women is usually faster and much more entertaining. I promised myself I had to get back to canvas work. And I happened to do just that. Long time friend Shanicka (and when I say long time, I mean all the way back to 7th grade) recently found me online. I was not only happy to hear from her, but I also blushed when she said she was happy to know that art was still a huge part of my life.
When I was a kid, I used to draw peoples names on a a piece of paper and sell them for a dollar!
haha, don’t laugh!
But I guess it goes to show, how some things never change and better yet, some things just get better in time, Sometimes when you truly have a passion in life, it just follows you everywhere you go, and I for one, am glad that my work has grown so much over the years.
Ok, ok. . . .back to the canvas.This commission had a few rules, as she was giving me as much artist freedom as I wanted. Which I always love when people give me full control. Her rules:
1. Involve purple 2. Not too scandalously dressed & 3. In a classroom environment.
Boom! That seemed simple enough. After she picked her size, I got to work immediately since I already had an idea on my mind of what I wanted it to look like. I know I wanted to add some gold tones in there, which you can see on my infamous checkerboard floors and on the globe. I originally started the chalkboard in the background as an actual real chalkboard. I wanted her to be able to write on the artwork as well. When almost done, I decided that wasn’t the best idea, since I wanted to add varnish to seal the paint, and let’s face it, chalk dust is the worst.
I will say this, I loved how the purple and splatters of orange stand out in the background, giving it a galaxy feeling. Because you know, Learn a little, you just might discover the possibilities in the universe.
My corniness escaped, excuse me. 🙂
It took some time to actually finish this piece, because let’s face it, I got a little lazy, and kind of lost my train of thought in the middle. But I’m so glad, I got to finish this piece. Like I said in a previous post…back on my hustle!
Plus, it helped that Shanicka loved it just as much! ♥
Now, what do you guys think?
Ps. If you would like your own personalized piece, I am currently open for commission requests. Please emai me at email@example.com for more information, or please visit my F.A.Q page.
Posted on February 18, 2014
Can’t you tell that working with @themtittiesout was sooo much fun? @dzcs4u captured everything perfectly. This is the second batch from our shoot the other day (see that post here). Like I mentioned before, this piece was supposed to be more on the silly side, especially because of the placement. I decided to paint a girl bending over with her feet tucked in under her.
This project was definitely enjoyed and I hope you guys stay tuned for the behind the scenes pictures.
Posted on February 14, 2014
Recently I had the pleasure of working with a good and talented of friend of mine for another time. David Zayas Jr. is a natural behind the camera. The last time we worked together was about 2 years ago with model/mutual friend (see that post here).
I also had the chance to meet pink haired Stephanie, who was the biggest sweatheart imaginable. We bonded while I was painting her “cuca” which we found hilarious, and started to exchange war stories about boyfriends. She mentioned it was her first time meeting David, and she felt extremely comfortable already. I agreed with her right away. I first met David in 2011 and as soon as you meet him, there’s no awkward moments. I told her to have fun and do whatever you want, which she definitely did. 🙂
I ended up doing two different pieces, In this post you’ll only see the one of them. This blue skinned beauty with lime hair was actually the second piece of the bunch. Like always, I never really know what I’m doing and just work with whatever comes to me at the moment. But I do have to admit, at least this time I came in with a rough draft of the pose I wanted, all the colors, details and whatevers came at the moment.
So, tell me what you guys and gals think…. I know it’s been a while since I’ve put any work up, I’m sooo rusty. (Enough making excuses)
David was great, Stephanie was wonderful and I had sooo much fun. So enjoy this batch for now, and stay tuned for the second batch which I think you guys would enjoy, since it’s meant to be silly and funny…..
I’ll also be posting some behind the scenes shots.
See you guys soon!
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Photographer/Editing: David Zayas Jr
Body artist: Minxinx (myself)