Diamond Bar, CA, United States
This blog is a means to challenge myself as an artist in hopes to someday be able to inspire others as I have been inspired by so many people to pursue art as a lifestyle

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Charcoal 001 - So need to get paid...

This is basically how I'm feeling about money right now.

Charcoal on Stonehenge Paper

I'm looking for commissions, projects, interested buyers for my art, open minds to help me with ideas on where I can take my art, just anyone who can help in some shape or form.

I have my currently limited stash of materials, and my creativity. I want to expand and bring about a community of artistry as a whole. It'd be dope to see musicians, dancers, designers, painters, graffiti artists, DJs, MCs, etc. And everyone is kickin it together spreading ideas and just vibing with each other. I'm on this whole soul tip and I really wanna spread the idea of knowing the feeling of rhythm and how it can transcend to everything else and I've got homies who're down to make something happen, but money seems to be an issue that's hard to ignore.

This recession may be terrible but right now has to be the lowest that I feel from now on, it should never get to this point ever. I know I shouldn't worry about money as there should always be money at least just to get by as one of my friends said. There's gotta be a way to make something happen and to bring everyone else I hold close up with me. Basically I'm looking for anyone who's either down to help or down to actually make this reality.

Cuz I'm broke and I gotta fix this.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Paintings Compilation (A look at the past quarter)

The past quarter I took an Introduction to Painting class
The teacher basically opened my eyes to the idea of following my own path and having fun doing it. The idea was always there, but it was never really put in such a blatant perspective with such an I-don't-give-a-damn attitude about everything.

Whatever I plan on doing with my life, I hope the people I hold close are gonna be a part of it.
I would much rather move up in life with my closest friends, family members, etc. than move up by myself.

Here's a collection of paintings that I did in the past quarter. Sanctuary v01 should technically be a part of this post but that's okay, it deserved it's own post.
The size of this last painting is pretty big haha About 30 x 44.

One of these days I want to start selling my artwork.
I'd like to do some live paintings too.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Painting 002


Acrylic on Stonehenge


This was made with a lot of layers. If the process were recorded as a live painting there would have been a good number of different images revealing themselves as I painted. Twas fun. Music and painting seem to work pretty well =]

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Sketches Compilation 001

Some stuff I put together from my sketchbook =]

"The Zone"

Last Sunday at Deep I found what truly being in the zone felt like. Close to the end of the night during a session I somehow just simply felt the music pulsate through my body and I moved almost effortlessly as I consciously had no more control over my body and my subconscious moved to the music.

House is definitely a feeling.

Last night I found the zone through my sketching. My hand was moving hella fast and on its own while my mental awareness was no more fixated on the task of sketching. Once again just listening to music and really letting go.

Music is a wonderful thing. Rhythm is so prominent in this world that I live in, without it I feel that life couldn't exist. Rhythm can be found anywhere; in nature, in any sort of sound, in music, in art, in buildings, and any sort of movement.

Rhythm is life to me.

Only now am I really starting to trust myself with how music can influence my skills and turn me into a better artist overall.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Painting 01

This is the first painting I completed and actually liked! =]

Sanctuary v01
Acrylic on Stonehenge Paper
5 x 14

Monday, March 23, 2009

First Post

In an effort to find myself and really have a grasp of what I'm capable of doing as an artist I'll be trying to post up a new painting, drawing, illustration, or design everyday, or almost everyday. I'll probably post videos that relate to my dancing life as well. Maybe I'll go back to doing some poetry here and there.

But basically this is my new creative outlet.

I'm not sure if this can really help take me to a different level of creativity but I figure there's only one way to find out.

Suddenly I'm basically forcing myself to have some sort of discipline with what was once a hobby to me and has now become my lifestyle.