Headed to church on a Saturday.

Years ago I would fought against it, but I verbally made a commitment and I try to honor what I say. Should be interesting…


June
Here’s the latest piece that I was able to work on. I’m happy with how it came together. My good friend, Jimmy Kelso, asked me to create some cover art for his new project titled “City of Gods.” 

Being that I hadn’t created anything in months I was skeptical. I had a totally different vision when I approached this project. After months of bullshitting and making excuses, he hits me up and ask my how the conceptualizing was going. I’m not going to lie, I told him it wasn’t turning out so good. 

Due to the fact that I like to be a man of my word I told him that I would dedicate a weekends time to finish the cover art. Whenever I begin to work with a music artist I need to hear a good bit of the songs they intend on using on a project. Once he sent me the full track list the project really began to create itself. Took me two days to really nail down this concept, no thumbnails were sketched, I just used the vibe that the music was giving off. Needless to say I surprised myself and some of my friends. 

The project releases May 21st. Hopefully listeners could see how my vision came to be once they get a listen. 

P.S. My rule of thumb is when I happen to make cover art, the goal is to make it look like it naturally belongs with the other cover art in my iTunes.
Picked up some freelance…

and I’m pooped. I forgot how exhausting and tedious taking on extra projects can be. Putting your time and energy to help another persons vision come to life is a crazy concept in these modern times, but that’s what being a designer is about. The plus side of these next few projects is that they are music related. Let’s see if I still have it.


"One hell of a night"
I’m always going

To be an uptown dude. The Bronx raised me and my roots are heavy there. I love visiting and riding around old hoods. It’s so much here; the women, the culture and movements. I can’t come back to live, but when I visit I get rejuvenated. I love New York.


Went to go see my dear friend at work today. She has a cool job!
It’s my Birthday…

and I’m more excited to be spending the time in New York. The last birthday I had as a native was 12 years ago. I’m happy I could return on my birthday. It seems fitting!


Don’t know what it is…

about Sunday nights. I can never drift off early. I’ll most likely get 4hrs of sleep and be a zombie at work.


If everything…

goes well I will be back in NY the first of the month. It’s been a long two years.


The Lab
Just in from Japan!
Drunken Lo Squats
Right now