I’m going to start this entry with a big thank you. Thank you to everyone who came out last night, and showed support for such a great cause. Write Off Cancer, is a group exhibition that was curated on the behalf of legendary graffiti queen, Diva. This benefit featured original works for sale, from a collective group of artists. All the proceeds fro this exhibition will be going to help Queen Diva with medical expenses and her battle with cancer.
Kaystar, the beautiful soul that she is asked me if I wanted to be a part of this installation. It was bit last minute for me with the move and all, but there was no way I was going to say no. I happily donated 4 older pieces I had hanging out in my bedroom. Two of the pieces were displayed,while the other two will be auctioned off, at an online auction. That link is coming soon, so please stayed posted.
The love and support was so real. It was such a great turnout.
I’ll update this post with a quick recap video of the night. See you guys soon!
Here’s a new Body Art Session , in which I had the pleasure working with model EnticingP , who was a total sweetheart and so easy to work with. Of course, David Zayas Jr. was behind the lens while I painted away. Check out some of my other body art shoots by clicking on “Bodies” under my portfolio. Also, feel free to make some new new friends by clicking people’s names on this post or any of my other posts 🙂
I’ll see you guys soon with another more shoots, especially since David and I went a little crazy with our Open Call the other day.
Later guys, and enjoy this behind the scenes shot:
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.
The first day we started to set up, I was up and ready to go by like 10 p,m Yes, we were working at night.
Once we got to the location, everything was covered in dust. We had so much work to do.
We needed to make a bar, work on the stage, remove many furniture that just doesnt fit, clean, paint, add lights, and so on.
So we got started.
After all the work we did, we still were not finished. Day two rolled around and we got started right away. Jorge started to paint his speak easy sign while I got a hold of the curtains that are on stage. I have to say, with the limited fabric I had, I think I did them enough justice. ♥
Day three, time to shoot.
I had to go to work, and couldn’t be there by 5am like everyone else. I got to work at 5 am and left by 9am.
I couldn’t miss this. I finally arrived by 10:30am ( long way to Brooklyn ) and everyone was already set up.
I was glad I didn’t miss much.
The wonderful Pia was doing wardrobe and I have to say she did great!
I’ve seen her strut her fashion senses when we were in High School together, in our fashion illustration classes together, and even in our annual fashion talent shows, but things like that are never really the same once you’re rushed and being put under pressure because of timing and one horrible person you have to deal with and answer to.
Yes, I went there. hahaha
Any way, to back to our behind the scenes posts, enough drama.
Toby Love was actually a very chill person.
You could tell he was loved by many , not just because of his twitter stats, but because he was very down to earth, cracking jokes and such kind of dude.
I cannot express enough how much I was glad he was just him and nothing to extravagant.
Hooray for celebrities that aren’t douche-bags!
Can you believe this awesome dress that the female lead Sally was wearing for the Flash back shot was Pia’s High school Prom dress!
It looked amazing on her.
Sally’s acting was on point, especially her face expressions.
Well, I hope you guys enjoyed a sneak peak into this video. I have been holding this post hostage until Gabriel was finished editing all the clips together, so you guys can have everything at once.
Everyone was absolutely fantastic to work with. I had such a great time and experience and I definitely hope it’s not the last.
So enough stalling, here’s the end result. Enjoy, and please don’t forget to visit all the links below that take it back to those who made it happen.