29.1.11

Short Story 1


After the wind, hail, and ice subsided storm raced furiously across the desert. With each glimmer of the moon she hoped to overstand, how, why, and when the priestess would strike again. A whole town seemingly wiped out. And for what? It was Storm's "Ayanmo" to be special, but now she wondered what to do next.

27.1.11

Inspiration 7


For this segment of inspiration we have....A lion which is a personal symbol for me to just "go for it". Bryant Terry and Jidan Koon made a great piece about making Jung using words, illustrations, and video! Fast Company magazine(been reading this a lot more, good articles on business, good inspiration). A cave in SF i went to on family day, symbol for "exploring" new things. Art of Kevin Tong-amazing illustrator! Ava DuVernay, director of This is the Life and founder of AFFIRM. Etsy Artists of Color group. Janelle Monae (locked Inside). Meteor Man (1 of few poc superheroes). Art of Sarah Mensinga-amazing concept artist/illustrator. Ghostpoet-mc from London. The revivalist-a jazz blog highlighting young jazz musicians. A sculpture/print/piece from Kenn Two Four-dope! Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee-heard him speaking about his book, health, cancer,etc(relates to my food research). Art of Barbara Canepa-amazing illustrator/comics artist. Natasha Fatah-journalist, did a piece about how Pakistani food eating habits are changing, traditional verses fast food.

Jazz Portraits 2 -Oliver Nelson


Stolen Moments is one of my favorite songs ever

21.1.11

Science of GMF

if knowledge is cumulative, what he's talking about is a part of the equation that equals me. Weird, but true.

19.1.11

Jazz Portraits 1-Etta James


Sunnnnnday kinda Love!
This marks the first of many Jazz portraits to come. They're not going to be overly drawn, just whatever or whoever I feel like drawing, rough, unpolished, fun! And culminating in a final piece with a few of my favorites. Along the way, please let me know which are yours....I love me some Etta!

16.1.11

Story progress


Im officially obsessed with drawing my kid and myself for this story, just another peek into the process

15.1.11

Afro pick


looking through some old files and found this ink drawing (4"x6"). Good idea, giving it away to the first person who comments here.

14.1.11

Facial Expressions


For the on going labor of delivering a story, i'm working on the facial expressions. Trying to bring more...

9.1.11

Typography 5-Guru



G is for GURU. RIP! Been working on this Jazz alphabet for a few months now.The end result will be.....

7.1.11

MVMT 2011 guide

MVMT Brunch & MVMT's New Years Guide » from MVMT on Vimeo.


An awe inspiring group of people are the MVMT makers, based primarily in NYC and The Bay, but reaching hearts all over the US. Very good food for thought indeed! Take a minute and listen, better yet check them out.