June 19, 2010
Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, Oil on Canvas, 2010
Illustration done for Utne Reader. The article addresses the silence around abortion in the black community.
November 24, 2009
September 15, 2009
As you know, I participated in Manifest Hope:DC, the inaugural art exhibition featuring art work inspired by Barack Obama and his theme of change. The work from that show was collected into a book, Art for Obama.
The two pieces that I was honored to display at the show are published in this book. Is He Black Enough? and, Kenyan-American.
I went to Border’s today to check it out and took pictures with my trusty BlackBerry.
Kenyan-American, Oil on canvas, 2009 :
Is He Black Enough?, Oil on canvas, 2008 :
I must say, having my work featured in a book is pretty awesome.
And then walking across the store and seeing my work published in a magazine isn’t too bad either.
August 25, 2009
So, some Philly talent linked up to create The ReBel Yell. Their album, Love and War, is produced by James Poyser. And the lead singer, Domini Supastar asked me to do some artwork for the album….
I went out and bought it yesterday.
Here is the “Love and War” art I did.
We came up with the idea of splitting his face – one side representing “love” and, the other side, “war”.
My favorite part is the vine.
Here it is as part of the package.
I wish I would have known that it was going to be on the cd which is circular, as opposed to the back cover which is square.
I would have made the vines follow the edge of the circle – that would have been dope.
But, it still looks nice, I think.
My camera sucks but, that’s my name in the credits:
March 26, 2009
I was a contributing illustrator for the spring issue of Beyond Race Magazine. I was commissioned to do a portrait of Leonardo DiCaprio to accompany their interview with him.
December 3, 2008
I was the contributing illustrator for Beyond Race Magazine’s latest issue. This issue is pretty awesome, and I’m not just saying that because I’m in it.
I did two separate illustrations for them – one of KRS-One, the other of Scarlett Johannson.
November 15, 2008
You know how they say – Whatever you would do if you were filthy rich and didn’t have to do anything, that’s what you’re meant to do.
Well, I think I’d be an illustrator.
Even if I didn’t get paid for it. Opening a magazine and seeing a painting that I worked on alone in my room at 3am – seeing it published is a great feeling.
This is an illustration of Lee Scratch Perry I did for two.one.five. magazine a few months ago.
I really like it. The color scheme worked out nicely, I think.