Line work | #workinprogress
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Making a larger work based off this sketch. I changed pretty much everything but the concept is there. | #workinprogress #weekendsOff
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Moleskin sketch in the Starbucks. That’s about the best you’ll get with 20 mins. | #sketch #defcise
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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 www.defcise.bigcartel.com and buy them up before I get cold feet. | #artsale #defcise #illustration #january #2014
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Graphite and Charcoal on Toned paper
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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 defcise.bigcartel.com.
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Best of 2013 - www.defcise.com

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
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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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Your voice coming through the line, you’re not exactly by my side
Graphite, colored pencil, and Acrylic on Toned paper
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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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They Don’t Make Em Like Me
Graphite and Acrylic on Toned paper
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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
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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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Adorned
Graphite, White Charcoal, and Acrylic on Toned paper
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Well, here’s something.
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She Says Really Sweet Shit
Graphite, White Charcoal, and Acrylic on Toned Paper
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Pretty self explanatory. I asked, politely, if I could use her image for an illustration, she politely answered yes. Giving foreword about my work. I took a shining to her words. Then i drew her and in the midst of the illustration thought to myself; Man… I need to do more work with her. SO here is a days worth of work.
The “her” in question is Anarkhy. Thank you again.
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Random moleskin additions

Practice for the most part, trying to get comfortable with inks again. Notice the difference in feel compared to my usual stuff. I kind of dig it.
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