So I'm pretty much done with this series! I did these for a project called Mail Me Art ( http://www.mailmeart.com/ ). You're supposed create art on mail-able packages (boxes, envelopes, tubes, etc) and mail it to an address in the United Kingdom. They post the exceptional ones on the website and in a year or so from now they will have a gallery show where they will put the best submissions up for sale. Dope stuff I say. So I thought this would be a good opportunity to experiment and make some pieces with the knowledge I learned from my summer sketchbook. All the pieces are very mixed media on cardboard...I used acrylic, ink, colored pencil, watercolor, pencil, and anything else that could make a mark. Anyways, it was alot of fun. Some of these have some modifications in Photoshop, others very minor adjustments. I think I have to learn how to stop with the digital stuff though, because sometimes I get too carried away with the shiny effects... o well.
I knew I wanted to do pieces that meant something to me so each piece represents a huge hip-hop influence over the years. If you know me, you'll know that if at all possible, when I'm working I'm jamming out to some good hip-hop...so in no particular order the artists represented are: Nas, Black Star, Big Pun, Binary Star, the Roots, and a bunch of squares that were a place holder because this was taking too long...haaha. I put the individual Nas pic by itself just because it looked sort of funky with the other one (even though that's how I did it), and I was happy with how that turned out. And if your feeling exceptionally bored, I included the official F. Vallejo hip-hop box cut out extravanganza...instructions not included..haha. Take care, F.