What’s on my playlist

So here’s what I’m currently listening to in the way of new music:

Jazmine Sullivan – 10 seconds

Nicki Minaj – Right Through Me

Trey Songz – Doorbell

Andrea Lewis – VooDoo

Gucci Mane feat. Nicki Minaj & Pharrell -Haterade

Guilty Pleasure #3: Art Supplies!

I’m a nut for new drawing utensils, markers, pen, pencils, paint brushes I love them all. I’m a stickler for finding a good consistent brand that works well for me. I’ve recently acquired some new makers especially mad for lettering, I’m always weary of using markers for text work on art, but, this wonderful pack of Faber-Castell’s are probably the best thing to happen to me when it comes to text work. There light, thin, and don’ smudge or bleed like bigger markers. They come seven in a pack of bright colors. They can do thick and thin lines and are acid-free! So if your looking for good calligraphy marks pick these up! They run about $16. Not to bad for such great quality. Making this one of my new fave Guilty Pleasures.

Now as far as drawing pencils go I only use Derwent Graphic. They go from the lightest and hardest lead to the heaviest and softest. They’re prefect for shading and black and white sketch work. I think I paid about $11 for them at Blick art materials store.

Your Money’s Fancy Huh?

So apparently U.S. currency needs a make over, which is interesting since we’re still trying to figure out how to make over our economy and keep from slipping further in to recession, but I digress. Now as an artist I’m all for a great redesign project, nothing like taking a classic and “freaking it out” in to a new visual wonder. The  Dollar ReDe$ign Project does just that. Created by creative strategy consultant Richard Smith, this guy and a few others are brainstorming on new designs for the dollar bill. According to the DRP website, “Our great ‘rival’, the Euro, looks so spanky in comparison it seems the only clear way to revive this global recession is to rebrand and redesign.” As much as that statement rings true(the part about the Euro looking better at least) I can’t seem to see how colorful new money is going to help the economy, if anything it’s wasting more money at this point, and will only make our wallets look prettier… Provided we have money in our wallets :/ This might have to be reviewed a bit more, until then check out the pretty vertical money. Thought up by a few artistic women and men.

Relative Value': Dowling Duncan

'Moving Forward, Looking Back': Sean Flanagan

Diversity Rules': Adriana Hurtado

New Art: Kayne West feat. Nicki Minaj, Jay-Z, and Rick Ross: The Monster Poster

Here’s something new for you all in the Pop Art category

This turned into about a three week long project, but I finally got it the way I want it. I’m thinking about selling a few copies if anyone is interested.

Top Half: Mr. West & Ms. Minaj

Bottom Half: Jay & Rick

Full view

Guilty Pleasure #2: Are you ready for some Football?!

It’s that time of year again people!

The summer to autumn transition is upon us. The weather is cooling, the sun is going down eariler, soon the leaves on the tress will start changing into those magnificent reds, yellows, and oranges. Yes it’s that time again, where fall fashion is the haps and all the ladies (myself included) will be on the hunt for cute sweaters and fierce boots! Yet 40% of f fall wardrobe sells isn’t what tickles my fancy… No, ladies and gentlemen, what gets me all tingly is the beautiful gridiron action of the football field which makes for a great guilty pleasure during the fall and winter months. This girlie has been dying to see what the country’s great football league has up it’s sleeves this year since the drafts! With all the new rookie recurits (Tebow, Bradford, Clausen), players being let go, and QB’s being scrutinized how could you not be ready for football season. Preseason already has a few teams making an impact… or lack there of (my poor lost cowboys)smh… Once the regular season gets start (which is less than 2wks away now) It’s No-Holds-Bar! Sissy and I have already start lining up our top five teams this season with the Colts being #1 on her list and the Pats on mine (our faviorite teams repectively) So people who you got? Cause it’s time to start choosing sides!

Here’s my top 5:

  1. Patriots
  2. Vikings
  3. Cowboys
  4. Cardinals
  5. Titans

*Note to the ladies*

If  you don’t like football (which I can’t understand) but ok, if you don’t like it that’s cool, just don’t irritate your man purposely while the games on. He is not (I repeat) not interested in anything you have to say during the game… So save it for half time and catch him on a bathroom break (and have a snack to hook him) just shut up when the game comes back on ‘kay?

Thanks MGMT & girls who love sports

New Art: Cold War Video Portrait

Another Janelle Monae video portrait. This took about 3hrs (which seems to be my marked time for portrait art now). Be prepared for the Tightrope (remix) portrait coming soon. I can’t wait for her other video’s to drop so I can make beautiful art from my fave scenes!

” I was made to believe there’s something wrong with me”-Janelle Monae

New Art:Janelle Mone-Scene from Tightrope

Pateint 57821 being escorted to her room at The Palace of the Dogs

Pateint 57821 being escorted to her room at The Palace of the Dogs

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