Wednesday, December 14, 2011


Fear, Oil on wood, 7 x 7 each, 2011
Private Collection

Getting into the flow

Chari, Graphite on stretched paper, 24 x 18, 2011
Dan, Oil on wood, 9 x 11
Private Collection

Mom, Oil on linen, 24 x 24, 2011
These are some other paintings and a drawing I did over the semester. More like finished studies.

Batman was always my hero

Batman was always my hero, Oil on wood, 36 x 30, 2011
Private Collection

You need some Help

Here is another. A painting on linen using oil ground, my second exploration with this ground aside from the mirror mirror. A life size painting.

Want a cookie

So I will be uploading most of the work I did this semester, here is a pastel piece.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Inspiration for the painting. MASTER DIEGO!!!!

I wanted to post this amazing painting by Diego Rivera that really inspired me to do my painting. He really depicted this woman with a lot of humility and care. She is painted with such power and grace that he has captured the figure of this Black woman with all the attributes of an hour glass goddess. Rivera Has many more paintings of Black women and it is through these works that you can see the admiration he had for the body of a woman of African descent. Although I do have to add that Mr. Diego had an admiration for all female body types if you know his history.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Finished Painting!!!!

Consumption of Beauty, Oil on linen, 60 x 42, 2011

Also I figure I would show you all some of the reference I was using for this painting. I painted the magazines from life but here are some images of how I kept them in place when she was posing.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Update on painting

So this is the latest update to the painting. The next image I post will be the finished piece, its taking a little while to finish this painting because I am painting from life and I have to make sure that the model (Charohn) has time to pose. So each session that she can sit for me is about 2 -3 hours. Please let me know your thoughts on the progress so far.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Update to the painting

Here is the update to the painting. Still have a lot to go, the magazines and of course the figure as well small details on the dresser.

Let me know what you think.

Friday, July 15, 2011

New Painting!!

So this is the latest painting that I am working on before I head off to Graduate School. It is about Black women and our concept of beauty. So here are a few stages of the painting and what it looks like at its current stage. I will continue updating during the process of this piece.

Thursday, July 14, 2011


So It has been  while since I last posted, been a little busy getting prepared to move. Anyway I just bought and read this graphic novel that Alex Ross illustrated. It is an amazing story, the entire book compiles all the editions together in one. The story is very different from your traditional comic or graphic novel about super heroes. The story focuses on human beings and what they go through as new marvels and super heroes barge into their life. In the novel it focuses on a photographer and his experiences in a marvel world.

Great buy and amazing visuals, If you do not know Alex Ross visit his website and be amazed. He breathes human emotions and reality into his characters and you actually feel like you are reading a real life story or a live action film with all the plot twisting and character relations of human beings.

Monday, May 30, 2011

The finished design, PRIDE!!!

 Here is the finished design of "pride". One of the seven deadly sins, please post comments and let me know your thoughts.

Thank you, If you don't know now you know!!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The seven deadly sins print project

OK so I just finished typing this post already and somehow I pressed a button and it vanished but because I love you all so much I will retype it. I have been lucky enough to be involved with a print project that includes several of my past CCS professors. Just knowing who is going to be making prints for this project has me excited and hoping that I can bring something great to the table. The project is centered around the seven deadly sins and I have been chosen to create a piece about pride. This image is a sketch from a series of sketches before I arrived at my final idea. While researching pride I found that it was the basis for all of the other 6 deadly sins. So I knew that I had to come correct with whatever idea I had.
My first idea centered around a figure that was completely oblivious to others around him and totally consumed with himself. So I began to build off of this idea and started to think about how a prideful person may neglect their fellow man. After I had my final idea I moved to a more traditional renaissance triangle composition so that the print would have a tight graphic feel. I was looking at the works of Charles White and M.C. Escher. Finally I started to draw on the linoleum so that I would know where I needed to begin.
Before I started on the large linoleum I bought a small test block. I have not done this process in so long so I did not want to mess it up. Linoleum is a printing process that is very different from etching, which I am used to. Instead of the ink sinking into what you cut out, like etching, it sits on top of the surface. So therefore what you cut out in linoleum will remain white and what you leave stays black. It is like drawing on a black piece of paper with white color pencil where you focus on the highlights.
So next it was time to start cutting out of the surface. I didn't finish sketching the entire composition, which your never suppose to do, but hey I know a few things so its OK. 
So here is what I have so far, I will keep updating as the piece comes along.

If you don't know now you know!!!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Yeah I have been missing lol

So I have been quite busy lately applying to Graduate schools, painting and just living. I haven't had the time to post much but here are a few images of what I have been up to. These images were taken by a great local photographer next to my moms studio. Also everyone if you have not heard yet I will be attending the YALE School of Art Graduate program in the fall, YEEEAAAHHH!!!!

If you don't know now you know!!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Ann Arbor Art Show

check out the art show in Ann Arbor at the Gallery Project.


Here is the Dream Works movie that comes out in October that I did set sculpture on. That's right you will see my name in the credits as "sculptor".