The two page painting below was done for Vibe Magazine’s 2010 year end issue.
It illustrates some of Vibe’s most notable moments in hip hop. I had one week to paint seventeen likenesses. There were definitely a couple of “all-night” paint sessions envolved to pull this one off.
Young Money Vibe Spread. Click the image for a larger view.
This is the largest number of people I’ve ever had to paint in such a short time span. I guess it shows what is possible when you don’t have a choice. Normally I spend a few hours going back into each likeness until it is very polished. I was only able to make sure the person was recognizable, then I had to move on. Not my favorite piece but the client was happy, and that’s all that really matters at the end of the day. More to come.
Here is part two of the Vibe painting. This one took about 40 hours from start to finish and I recorded all of it. I still have a lot of editing to do before I can post the rest. Hope you dig it. As always, if in a family or office setting you might want to turn it down. If you like Public Enemy, you might want to turn it up. More to come.
Another piece I can’t show until it hits store shelves. I’m not allowed to talk about the client either, but I don’t think I’ll get in too much trouble showing this little piece of the painting… I hope.
I can’t say what this painting will be used for just yet. But I am hard at work on it. Thought I’d post up a peek. I know my blog is way overdue for an update. As soon as the work I’ve been doing for the past couple of months is released, I’ll post it.
I’m working on posting a larger better version, but if you haven’t seen this yet here is part 1. Feel free to comment. I’ll post pt. 2 Tuesday.