As i’m sure you all know, the amazing Icon Elizabeth Taylor passed away yesterday, so i thought i would paint a tribute to her career and to who she was as a person. The reference image looks like it’s from the 1940s, but it just really stood out to me. She has a grace & charm about about her. I hope you like it :)
Well, today is a very special edition of Inspiration Friday, as this is the one year anniversary of the death of Lee Alexander McQueen. I thought I would put together a special tribute to him for all of the times that he has inspired me. I’ve never been so consistently in aw and inspired by any other designer. He was able to create a world that was both beautiful and terrifying, but it was so clearly a world outside of ours. I don’t think I will ever cease to be inspired by all the wonderful things that he made. I hope this set of images inspires you today! :) I add a song i wrote that i felt like fit the mood of his collections.
Hello! Well Spent the weekend hanging out with my brother & the DuPree family. And I to got see Eisley + Christie Dupree perform a couple times. They sounded amazing! It actually was my first time seeing Christie perform live. Which is kinda crazy cause she sings on a few songs I’ve written. But anyways, she was incredible! I saw Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows! It was amazing! By far the best movie HP so far. They really stepped it up on this one. No joke, I was so inspired after seeing it that I didn’t fall asleep till 3 or 4 in the morning…. haha As we were walking out of the theater, my first words to my brother were “I’m going to paint a tribute to Dobby the House Elf”. Thus this picture… haa Thought he would be a perfect addition to my “Pop Culture Series”. :) P.S. Oh I also did an interview with AnOther Magazine. If you want to read it Click Here
Well I thought I would start with a post Paying Respects to Lee Alexander McQueen. I had packed a print of this painting tribute to McQueen. first day we were in New York, my Brother and i went and got the print framed. Then two mornings later David & I met up with Ryan & Alice, and walked to the McQueen Store. We arrived to a touching seen of roses, drawings, and letters laid across the store front window, with people standing sobered in front of the store. We stood silently there for a few minutes, Alice had tears in her eyes. I walked up and leaned the framed portrait at the base of the window. Then we silently walked away. Later the next day someone twitpic-ed me a picture of the store front, and to my amazement the portrait got put in the window display of the store. It was really the most humbling experience ever. P.s. Thank you so much to Sketchbook Magazine & also the Fashion Spot for the Interview :)
Well, my friends, today is one of the saddest days in Fashion. It was like getting a punch in the stomach when i rolled out of bed this morning, and read that Alexander McQueen was dead. It still hasn’t fully sunk in. i think i’m hoping against hope that it was a false report, but deep down, i know it’s not… He was by far my favorite designer and one of my biggest sources for inspiration. I don’t think there was a collection that he has done that my mind wasn’t completely blown… I did a tribute painting of him. I just wanted to express my appreciation to a true genius, and pay honor to him with this piece. R.I.P Alexander McQueen.
Hello friends! how are you? Are you all getting excited for Christmas?! I sure am, this is by far my favorite time of year. Oh thank you all for you kind words and kind wish for me to feel better. I’m Starting to feel a bit better. :) I think i’m about ready for a vacation. I realized i haven’t taken a Vacation in 2 or 3 years, so i think it’s about time to take some time off… been so run down lately. Today i wanted to post a portrait i drew of one of my all time Favorite Artist, Aubrey Beardsley. Aubrey Beardsley was born 21 August 1872, and he died at the young age of 25. It’s amazing to me his skill and the amount of art he produced in such a short period of time. The Line work and detail in all his pieces are incredible. I hope you like this tribute, and hope you are having wonderful day!
P.s. RIP Brittany Murphy you where incredible. Your role of Luanne on King of the Hill is one of my favorite characters ever…
Well Friends, We all lost a genius today. Legendary photographer Irving Penn died today at age 92. I have to say, I’m pretty bummed about his passing. I feel like the number of Old Great Artists like him keep dwindling down. He is one of my all time favorite photographers…a true inspiration… I mean, he was still working in his 90’s! So awesome! Shoot! He is so, so, so amazing! I just hope we (young artists) can take the baton and inspire the world like Irving has. As a Tribute to him, I thought I’d share these two paintings today. The first painting is an old picture of Irving Penn in the the military. The second one is of the Nude Portrait he did of Kate Moss. I really tried to do the painting in a way that would do justice to Irving’s incredible Black & Whites. I hope you like the pictures. If you haven’t seen Irving Penn’s work, please look it up. You will be a fan!
Well… It’s a sad day, As i’m sure you all heard the great Michael Jackson has Died today. A man that from the youngest age has captivated the hearts and minds of many generations. He was a great performer, and a great singer, and a great artist… I did this painting tonight as a tribute to a great man.