“sometimes I’m suited up, sometimes I’m bummy lookin”- E40. Many people have tried to take my paintings and vectorize them but it’s harder than it looks and livetrace wont work. The same process I use while painting is applied when it becomes vectorized (almost I can’t go back and move things around). Each brushstroke has to be retraced individually and after it’s laid out the negative space has to be adjusted to maintain a balanced composition. If any of you are looking for a vector wiz look no more @stephaniejung has been working with me for over five years now and probably hates me at this point hahaha. If you want to see her process give her a follow.
Everyday I look at this photo of my grandparents while living in Mexico before coming to the states and thank them for the foundation they set for my family. This past week I found out my grandpa was diagnosed with cancer and is also my last living grandparent so the pace of life has slowed a bit. I just want to take this time to acknowledge him and wish him a speedy recovery from the surgery he just underwent at the age of 96. About 10 years ago I drove from SF to Oregon to go visit him and arrived at his house around midnight he said “mijo let’s take some shots to celebrate” we had a few before going to sleep a couple hours later. At 6 in the morning he woke me up and said let’s make everyone breakfast I said I was tired from driving and the shots. He said “I’m 60 years older than you so you have no excuses” handed me a shot and we started cooking. My grandpa isn’t a drunk either just a man with over 20 kids and a million stories to tell. ✊🏽💪🏽✊🏽
John the sign painter putting some touches on the new business coming into the neighborhood. Thank you for taking some time to explain to my kids about your process. Peep the tie he’s rockin lookin clean! I might need to borrow that style but first I need to learn how to tie one. Haha✊🏽🎨✊🏽
who ever was the first to say “it’s the little things in life” couldn’t have been more right. ❤️👸🏽❤️
Just when you want to give up on social media things like this happen. As much as I try to stay clear of any label associated with my name aside from “artist”. There are these moments that bring you back to when you were a kid first trying to identify who you are in this world. I received a message today thanking me for putting it down for “la Raza” which I have never really been told before via IG. Being an artist and not getting pigeon holed or “labeled” is tricky. but for those of you out there wanting to be an artist and trying to find your “style” it’s just as important to know your identity and who you are communicating with. I can go on for days about this but will do you a favor and stop now. It was just nice to have a conversation with someone who I felt was a younger me for a bit.