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Drawing has come to be my only form of solace. I get out, but my neighborhood isn’t the best to just roam in. So I draw. Almost reactionary these days, I hear something, see something, then I draw something. It starts small then take on a life of its own with its message and its story. I get excited briefly then come back to reality. Well, here’s what I’m currently working on. Nothing solid as I’m still putting shit to paper right now.
I feel complacent. Things are happening, but not fast enough. I should be somewhere. Right now, I should be somewhere, but I am being stonewalled by plaguing circumstances and past indiscretion. So my work is beginning to reflect my current state. Things become less important, and the idea is the focus. The technique in understated because the message means more. If I am to be “stuck” why expel so much effort? I can only imagine a lot of you out there in the tumblrverse can relate. So here is an illustration to accompany the feeling.
Finished this one fairy quickly. Once I got started I couldn’t finished. It’s been a while since I have illustrated an exposed woman, but I felt it was necessary in this case. My point to this piece is there was a time when every women was protected. Every man took to protecting every women. We have come far from that and find ourselves belittling the opposite sex and berating those that have taken the “protector” role, male and female. It’s hard enough that every race sees us as the lesser, why do we do it to ourselves? Dedicate this one to my mom, sisters, and all the women in my life that deserve my protection.
This is the second of the two pieces i have done for this series and I feel like this is more of where I would like it to be. I like how little there is to combat with visually. I like that the colors in the face are bolder than everything else. I enjoy how long it takes me to do something that feels so simple. But with time becoming more of a problem than a plus, i have got to get to visualizing the last 7 of these pieces. This is going to be an interesting month.
I am sorry guys. I am apologizing because I took on the “30 Day Art Challenge” 42 days before a group show I am doing. So the work for the show is taking precedence over the challenge. Good news though, i am giving you guys looks at the work i am doing for the show. I am tackling a quick series of digital illustrations of beautifully hooded androgynous figures. Something out of dreams hence the series name. This is my first run, more like a feeling out illustration. I am not convinced by this one but being that it is my first attempt, i like the initial look. i am doing some new things with these pieces so bare with me.
In the meantime, I enjoy the love you guys. I mean my piece I did in collaboration with Feline has gotten so many notes, it’s beyond wonderful and I have no other option but to gush a little and just be grateful. That kind of love is what keeps me going, especially during times when I truly feel talentless. I love you guys, thank you.
30 Day Art Challenge // Day 2 Someone You Like (Celebrity)
I chose Denise because of who she was. She was fictional, but she was incredible. She was approachable, caring, aspiring, she dreamed big, and lived fairly by day. She was beautiful and she was smart, but she was flawed and made mistakes. I guess life is easier to learn from when your mother and father are Claire and Cliff. Regardless she is the barometer for the women I take to and this point in my life, I think I have got the right one.