I created this painting back in March of 2007. Aside from the countless hours of enjoyment I’ve had listening to this man’s music, it is significant to me for another reason. This is my first illustration using the application Corel Painter.

For years I’d been using Photoshop to paint, but I wanted a more “natural” look for this piece. Despite the fact that I left my comfort zone to paint “Donuts,” I’m pretty proud of it. I guess you could say I was inspired. For that reason, this will always be one of my favorite pieces.

If you like it too, and want to see it made into a series of limited edition Giclee prints signed by Jay Dee’s mom, please click here to vote. Proceeds will be donated to the J Dilla Foundation.