I really enjoyed this flick. It’s the most enjoyable Spider-man movie since the first one, in my opinion. And it also hit me in the feels. You’ll know when you see it.
Completing Deviant Art and Autodesk Sketchbook’s post-impressionist challenge. I used a photo I found of Maria Borges as the source and then I deviated into what I felt was an almost a fauvist style. This was done in Sketchbook with the dry brush tool.
Just trying a writing style.
Still thinking about this show and the old school.
Still doodling pieces while watching Netflix’s The Get Down. It’s a fun, fictionalized show about the rise of hip hop with some actual history worked in.
Netflix’s The Get Down reminds me of the first time I heard rap on the radio as a kid. It was 1986 in Seattle, I was flipping radio stations and came across Run DMC’s “My Adidas” and then it was followed by the Beastie Boys. I had never heard anything like it before. We moved to L.A. The year after and my interest in the music grew. Living in the Mar Vista housing projects and being close to Venice Beach meant seeing a lot of graffiti around and in places like Graffiti Park. The two always seemed intertwined and I had a great affection for both art forms.
Started watching the Get Down on Netflix. The only thing stopping me from finishing it is the Olympics.
Every now and then I like to practice lettering.
I moved to Los Angeles from Seattle as a kid. One of the things that fascinated me growing up here was graffiti. I was drawn to stylized scripts and pieces/bombing. A lot of kids spent time in class practicing their style. Here’s a quick doodle of how I write most of the time. There are various other styles to sample and explore, but this is the one that stuck with me.