Monday, June 13, 2011

Peanut Butter and Jelly

PB&J (8'x4' aerosol on plywood, 2011)

(original sketch)

What's crackin'? Here are some photos of the process and final product of the work I created at the 4th Street Al Fresco Block Party in Edmonton which was on Saturday the 11th. I donated this piece to be auctioned off later on that night to raise money for the E4C program, a charity which is currently raising money to make sure every kid has lunch at school. I chose to do a big peanut butter and jelly sandwich because E4C makes kids happy, and as a little kid I loved PB&J and the hundreds of variations (bananas and honey yo!) as a regular lunch staple. The piece was done on raw plywood for that extra-wholesome texture and flavour. The block party was hella fun, the beats dropped by Dane and Junior Brown had everyone going off, and overall it was a well organized event. Later that night was the premiere of the pilot episode of Tha Format alongside the HNL 5 bboy competition and art battle, but I'll save that for another post...

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Another Perspective Study

Yo! Here's another pen and ink perspective study - still not happy at all with the line quality or consistency of perspective, but I feel like it's getting better. More practice! I'm planning on hitting this with either some watercolour or going at it digitally, at which I have less experience. Should be fun! I have a lot coming up in the next few weeks - tomorrow (Friday June 3rd) I'm showing two pieces in Nextfest, an annual arts event at the Roxy theater, and I'm looking forward to showing the work, and seeing Kaz Mega preform later on - peep his latest video here. My favorite lyric is the one about Dragon Punching through life and making the new floor out of the old ceiling. Next weekend is the premiere of Tha Format, the Hiphop TV show I'm helping with, and the premiere is being combined with the HNL Bboy competition, which brings out ridiculous dance talent every event - for proof check out my homie Dave's music video based around the competition held earlier this year (the big dude with the orange shirt mashes it up fierce!). Also, on the 11th I'm participating alongside Curly and Danskee, two talented local artists, to help raise funds for an E4C program that provides lunches for schoolkids who can't afford them. Everybody's gotta eat!!