White X6, Looks Like a Panda

I had the pleasure of creating a commission piece for the artist of one of the biggest break-through hits, Panda. This piece allowed me to fuse together my love for animals, music, marble, and art. 

I aimed to create a piece that interprets the song with a mix of "old" and "new". The panda head derives from the single's album cover, but instead of a gold chain hanging around its neck, there is a crown of smoke representing the late, Notorious B.I.G.'s iconic image. This crown is a symbol of rap, success, and urban culture. The word Lexington appears within the smoke and ties in the street where Desiigner grew up. A back drop of white marble creates a refreshing and modern aesthetic that also links to some of my own work. By incorporating the past and the future we evolve into the present. 

Click through the carousel of images to see the process.

Latin for Glory x WeWoreWhat

Bull No. 6 in collaboration with Danielle Bernstein of WeWoreWhat is now complete. 

Together, we worked on designing a bull that reflected Danielle's edgy fashion style along with our shared love for plants, specifically cacti and succulents. The bull sits on a bed of vivid plants, none two alike. As a way to incorporate our passion for interior design, the bull skull was rendered as white marble with jute ropes adorning the horns.

 I documented the entire process and shared it through Instagram and Facebook, demonstrating how a garden slowly comes to life. Each plant was crafted with immense attention to detail and thorough color studies.  

The original piece will be on display in Danielle's 'rock n roll chic' New York City apartment. Prints will be available on my website soon! If you would like to be notified first, please subscribe on my webpage below. 

Here are just a few snap shots of the work in progress:

I L L U S T R A T I O N S : Footwear Illustrations for Metro Velvet

F E R O C I U O S   C O L L A B O R A T I O N

The few days leading up to Art Basel Miami 2013, I found myself doing what I love most...drawing shoes. If you cant have them, might as well draw them. My task was to re-create three over-the-top-gorgeous shoes to serve as the focal point in a METROVELVET article. For the Animalier Tendencies, I drew a Fendi ankle boot, Givenchy boot, and Sophia Webster heel. All three shoes incorporated animalistic qualities that were expressed through materiality, pattern, or overall look.

 A few people have asked me what was the most challenging aspect about illustrating such unique footwear. For me, personally, the most challenging part in creating these drawings was capturing the expressive qualities of each material, especially fur, in a way that looks 3-dimensional on a 2-dimensional surface. However, at the end of the day, the most complicated pieces usually turn out to be the most astonishing! Below you will find a snap shot of the final article, a few process images, and the three scanned illustrations without editing. 




Luxe boot by Givenchy

Fall/Winter 2013 ankle boot by Fendi

Sienna Mandarin by Sophia Webster

 G E T   Y O U R   A N I M A L I E R   O N . 

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