Saw this film a week or so ago and I highly recommend everyone see it. It explores masculinity and sexuality in such a human, subtle, and attentive way it is amazing. While watching it I kept thinking, these are people I've met before or known, but I've never seen them given this much shine, this much light. Please watch it.
Watch the trailer and the talk with the cast/film makers
Here are some portraits I painted for "Mobilize the Immigrant vote". These portraits were commissioned for voting campaigns online and in print to educate people about propositions to vote for or against. The folks in these portraits are working activists and/or parents or kids of activists who not only want to share their experience but want to win more protection, equal rights, and justice for their families and loved ones. And with the current election results you can understand why.
To see the guides themselves or to learn more about MIV, please go to: http://www.mivcalifornia.org/
I love drawing realistic and exaggerated characters. Especially people who are not often drawn! I started doing these character collages as a way to practice and challenge myself over 5 years ago. I've been into drawing characters for ever. Once a month, 10 a year, doesn't really matter, its more about practicing and getting the ideas out. And by doing that, looking back and seeing improvement and growth. Top to bottom, left to right: 1. Toni Stone 2. Duke Kahanamoku 3. Sha Rock 4. Sketch soldier 5. Sho-Nuff 6. Ana Delgado 7. Ameena 8. Flyers ink drawing 9. East Bay Dragons 10. Lauryn Hill 11. Random sketch 12. Haenyo 13. Green Turtle 14. Marley Dias 15. Black hair Ink drawing 16. Ibeyi twins 17. Katara & Toph
You can see the previous years here too: 2014-2015
If you are interested in more information about any of the characters in particular, just email me at email@example.com