Remembering my life hero today! Prince has had a profound impact on my life in so many ways. When creating my personal artwork or working on commissions, Prince is a huge part of my creative process. Listening to his music helps to fuel my creativity. I remember discovering his music during Junior High School. The Controversy Album was out at that time. I listened to it and has hooked instantly to his purple punk funk music. I’m definitely blessed to have seen him in concert many manny times!
This year I have an Art Gallery Exhibit currently running and couldn’t think of a better exclusive piece to create than the combination of comic books and Prince, two of my favorite influences in life. Here is one version of Partyman 2.0 created in honor of my life hero!
Happy 60th Birthday Prince!
Here is the finished Partyman 2.0 an exclusive art piece for my art gallery exhibit “The Unique Realm of Pepe Melan” which started yesterday with an opening reception at the Palmdale Playhouse. I throughly enjoyed talking about the process, technique and time it takes to create piece of my artwork. I am very honored, humbled and deeply appreciate everyone who took the time to attend the opening reception! Your support means the world to me, Thank you!!
The Art Gallery Exhibit runs from May 3 – July 8, 2018. For more information, please check here http://www.palmdaleplayhouse.com
This year one of my friends nominated me for the Black and White Photo Challenge. The challenge rules were; Black and White pictures from your own life without people, pets, or explanation for 7 days. If was fun to be creative through photography. The 7th day, I had to add a little color since it was a Tribute to Prince. Here the photos I took for the challenge. I hope you enjoy them.
Here’s a new piece of tribute art created in honor of Prince’s Birthday. Rendered with Liquitex and Copics on toned paper.
For the one year anniversary of the passing of Prince, The Prince Army teamed up with Steve Parke for a chance to win his the upcoming book Picturing Prince. A total of fifteen winners would be selected out of the entries. For a chance to win the book you had to create any type of art inspired by Prince and tell why you created the art. I learned on Friday, May 5, 2017 that I had been choosen as one of the winners. I’m very honored and humbled to be part of the group of winners. It’s fantastic seeing all the different styles of creativity inspired by the man who touched our lives so profoundly! Mr. Parke took the time to comment on each of the winners artwork and why he chose it. Thanks you Prince Army and Steve Parke for putting this contest together!
Here is a link to see the artwork of all the winners of the Picturing Prince contest.
It’s amazing how fast time flies by. Today marks one year since the passing of my life hero Prince. I listen to his music while creating personal art or working on freelance projects. Prince will always be a strong influence in my creative process. I’ve always felt like I didn’t fit with society. Discovering Prince when I was in Junior High was a huge blessing for me. Not only was his dress and music unique, he didn’t care if he fitted in either. He just did what he loved regardless of what anyone thought which is a great message for a young person to learn to apply to their personal life into adult hood. Prince’s music always makes me feel at home and part of a unique family. Just got these 3RDEYE Prince sunglasses a few days ago and I made the symbol guitar for my halloween costume last year. This artwork is created in Prince’s honor of what he means to me. Peace B wild!
Here is the Prince portrait illustration pencils all finished up. Can’t decide if I want to traditionally paint this or scan and digitally paint. I like the way the pencils came out so I’m leaning more towards scanning and digitally paint with limited colors.
Dig if you will the picture
Of you and I engaged in a kiss