My purge of original artwork continues. Week two of my January art sale features 5 newer works for sale. Some personal favorites of mine. 7x10 illustration offered with or without a frame. Head over to and buy them up before I get cold feet. | #artsale #defcise #illustration #january #2014
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If interested, first round of originals are posted. All being sold with option of framed or unframed. So head over to
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Hello everyone. I’m having a sell of my original stuff from 2013. All my gems are up for grabs. Every week I will post 5 original works to be sold starting tomorrow and going through to the end if the month. Thing is, at the end of the week, whatever work isn’t sold, I’ll pull them down before putting up 5 new ones, and selling them domestically someplace. I love the feedback and support you guys have shown, so to you goes first dibs. I will probably post a reminder every Monday for the next three weeks. If there is any real interest in purchasing what I have, now is as good a time as any. Thank you all and enjoy.
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Best of 2013 -

This was an interesting year. Met a lot of interesting people (online). Made a few artistic acquaintances with some names I admire. Found some awesome work to revere and learn some new stuff try.

I feel like I grew quite a bit with my work this year, so did the base that likes it. I even had my first show this year, it was a quiet affair and I didn’t post much from it, I apologize, next year i will make up for that. Just really wanted to thank everyone again. I will grow and progress and you will be able to watch it all here. So to another year, here are some of my best posts.

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How You Gon’ Act
Graphite, Charcoal, and Acrylic on Toned paper
I believe this is it for 2013. Hopefully in the new year I get comfortable with oils, push acrylics a little more and maybe dive into gouache. I’m looking to do some selling soon. Get rid of a few originals piling up. A nice home would do then some good. Plus what’s the point of creating them of they’re just to sit around in a closet?
It’s been a decent year with you all. I thank you and hope things get better from here.
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"To study the way is to study the self. To study the self is to forget the self. And to forget the self is to manifest the entire world."
Dōgen Zenji (via steve-kim)
To all Black girls


Your hair is beautiful.

It doesn’t matter if you rock natural kinks and curls

or weaves, wigs and sew-ins.

Don’t let nobody tell you shit.

(Source: africanaquarian)

Your voice coming through the line, you’re not exactly by my side
Graphite, colored pencil, and Acrylic on Toned paper
It has been a fairly good year, in regards to my art at least. I mean I’ve tried a few things, corrected a few things and just drew til I was tired. The good thing is the notice and respect of a few peers. I have been revering the work of a few that say they like my stuff and it really capped this year for me.
It means quite a bit to have people be receptive to my depictions of black men and women. At one time, I didn’t think anyone would. Finding a few blogs and discovering current black contemporary artist really instill some confidence in my direction and sticking to it. I really hope you all enjoyed what I have been showing and can’t wait for next year. Here’s to hoping I’m making something big of all of this. Thank you all and happy holidays.
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For years
They Don’t Make Em Like Me
Graphite and Acrylic on Toned paper
He said “Man, they don’t make them like you anymore.” She replied “They never made em like me.” Confidence in knowing you’ve got it like that.
A little inner dialogue that accompanied work on this one.
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When You Get A Chance
Graphite and Acrylic on Toned Paper
What started out as practice in value became this thing. It’s from a found image, but it reminds me a lot of family. A member from the other side I don’t see very much anymore (actually never see anymore). With the holidays upon us, I remember the quiet wars that raged during them. The ignoring, complaining, fallouts, bailouts, make ups, and so forth. This picture literally reads, I don’t really care to listen anymore. But from where I am standing, i’m trying to get her to do me a favor, much like what the title implies. I guess, i’m essentially referencing to a trivial point during the best of times.
Happy holidays, and sorry for the life story.
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Lianne la Havas.

Everything on her.

Not only is she gorgeous and talented, she loves what she does. I saw her in concert and she was more excited to be there than the crowd that tore the roof off.

Anonymous asked:
The way you use negative space is supeeeerb. I dig!!

Thank you anonymous admirer. I believe that is a carry over from my design classes. Also, I have this thing for filling the frame.