Sunday, September 27, 2009

The Zoom-Zoom-Zoom & The Boom-Boom

Half-marathon playlist:

1) Brooklyn DUB, Chimp Beams
2) Down & Out, Boozoo Bajou
3) The Long Night, Swayzak
4) Under my Sensi, Boozoo Bajou
5) Listen, The Fingerbangerz
6) Turn Off the Light, Nelly Furtado
7) The Hop, A Tribe Called Quest
8) T-Shirt, Blue Jeans, & Nike's, Keak Da Sneak
9) Burn Rubber, Too $hort
10) Chinese Spare Ribs, The Fingerbangerz
11) Triumph, Wu-Tang Clan
12) Born and Raised In Compton, DJ Quik
12) Run This Town, Jay-Z
14) Yae Yo, The Beatnuts
15) Kill Too Hard, Wu-Tang
16) Freedom, Rage Against the Machine
17) Boom, P.O.D.
18) Keeping You Alive, Gossip
19) It's a New Day, will.i.am
20) Sweet Child O' Mine, Guns N' Roses
21) Days Go By, Dirty Vegas
22) Jam the Box, Pretty Tony
23) Treat 'Em Right, Chubb Rock
24) Shut Up, Trick Daddy
25) World Destruction (Meltdown Remix), Time Zone
26) Whatshewants, Alex Metric
27) Day 'n' Nite (Crookers Remix), Kid Cudi
28) Emma Blowgun's Last Stand, Beulah
29) Rebellion (Lies), Arcade Fire
30) Wish You Were Here, Incubus
31) Forgiven, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
32) Till I Collapse, Eminem
33) I'm Me, Lil Wayne
34) Made You Look, Nas
35) Can't Truss It, Public Enemy
36) Beyond Raging Waves, DJ Krush
37) Peninsula, mm.salami.da
38) Close (To The Edit), Art of Noise
39) I Go to Work, Kool Moe Dee
40) Train In Vain, The Clash
41) Once In a Lifetime, Talking Heads

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Monday, September 7, 2009

Above the Clouds


Above the crowds above the clouds
where the sounds are original
infinite skills create miracles
warrior spiritual
Above the clouds raining down
Holdin it down.

--Guru
for Edwin

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What to do on a holiday weekend while under the weather? Update this painting from a few months ago...

The arrows from the earlier sketch were fairly simple. Thought I'd balance it out with a more detailed fill-in.

After the transfer: The first color is a butter yellow. I'm having to spend a lot of time layering coats to get consistent coverage. This is a funny video about proper base coats and graffiti.

Second color is a periwinkle blue. I thought it'd have more contrast with the background blues, but oh, well.

Third color is a light purple. I started using a true yellow as an accent. I started the 3D lines a little early, but they helped define the image as I worked on other parts.

Resting point. The main outline is a dark brown. I started to fill in the 3D sections and left some parts blank to expose what I thought were neat paint effects from the background painting. The fill in also alternates from the brown outline and a deep purple.

To-do: Finish 3D fill in, add highlights, touch-up, touch-up, touch-up.