Hamilton Hip Hop Portrait Series (Lee Reed finish, Eklipz roughs)

Here's an update on the Hamilton Hip Hop Portraits series. I've completed Lee Reed and started on my second piece, Eklipz. This emcee who's been apart of Hamilton's hip hop scene since before I knew how to rhyme, is more than just man behind a mic. He's an artist, having done his own homage to hip hop recently with his book of portraits Hip Hop Homage, to check more out follow this link http://www.hiphop-homage.com/ and to check out his group Crown A Thornz video REAL! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJu3F8Psz78

The Great Dictator roughs

Here's a rough of the one of the school pieces I'm working on. This is based on a section of the ending speech from Charlie Chaplin's, "The Great Dictator;

"The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed, the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress: the hate of men will pass and dictators die and the power they took from the people, will return to the people and so long as men die liberty will never perish. Soldiers: don't give yourselves to brutes, men who despise you, enslave you, who regiment your lives, tell you what to do, what to think and what to feel, who drill you, diet you, treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder. Don't give yourselves to these unnatural men, machine men, with machine minds and machine hearts. You are not machines. You are not cattle. You are men. You have the love of humanity in your hearts. You don't hate, only the unloved hate. The unloved and the unnatural."

Charlie Chaplin.

Hamilton Hip Hop Portrait Series (Lee Reed, roughs)

Last weekend I went to a CD release show of a Hamilton Hip Hop artist that I've been a big fan of since grade ten when I first saw him perform, with his then band, Warsawpack. Lee Reed, is a political and social hip hop emcee who's passion for Hamilton hip hop is unlike anyone else. The show had acts from handful of local emcees who all just did amazing work, some friends of mine and some I've never heard of before. The vibe that's flowing through the city right now with hip hop is unlike anything I've ever felt. All of this inspired me so much so, that I felt the need to show my appreciation to all these hardworking individuals and groups. I decided to do a series of portraits of all the local emcees, djs, and any other pivotal people who contribute to the life of hip hop in Hamilton.

The first of this series is Lee Reed, which only seemed fitting.With these picture here, the first was a reductive rough sketch, from there I've started painting which is the second photo. Now the picture was taken in black and white, the painting is actually done in a bunch of different colours, but I'll post what it really looks like at once its finished. But I'm already thanking everyone who is already showing interest in the series and is supporting it already. I'm proud to be from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Droppin' In.

So, the other day I went and picked up NHL 2012 and while I was there I asked the guy about the Batman special edition and what it came with. He sold me on it, and long story short I pre-ordered it. The sequel to the Arkham Asylum, Arkham City looks pretty awesome, and to celebrate my spending of money I don't really have, I drew this picture. Bats get the drop on em. Plus, I havn't been able to post the work I've been currently working on and the school work is kind of lame so here's something to spice it up, I'm going to try and do 1 a week from now on.

Corn Still Life

Still life for my colouring class, and shhh it'll be a gift for my mommy for her birthday. I can say this online because she doesn't have the internet.