Concentration #7: Mac Miller was used to represent a recent death in hip hop. The text to the right of him is meant to be a callback to how the cause of death has been changed in rap, but it's always been evident. I used layers to represent the multi layered genre that hip hop is, while I used ink to be an allusion to the way rap is written, with a pen and paper.
Concentration#6: For this concentration I used Big Pun to represent the disappointment the "founding fathers" of rap would feel if the saw the enviornment today. The portrait is meant to be covered by graffiti. Also, Big Pun's impact on rap becoming more culturaly is represented by the color scheme.
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Concentration #6: Idea: The king is always on the back of our minds, represented by the image of the notorious B.I.G. on the back of the hoodie. Media: This artwork was done on a hoodie to represent the evolution of style in hip hop. Process:This started as a sketch and then was used in a watercolor monotype. After it was edited electronically and printed to an iron on sheet so it could be transferred onto the hoodie.
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Concentration #1: Idea: Hip hop changes and morphs as time progresses and inspiration is carried from older to newer generations. Media:This was done i pen and ink to represent the permanence of significant figures in hip hop and their everlasting presence. Process: To make this piece i used layers of cardboard and paper. I sketched the main drawing before inking.
Concentration #2: Idea: Overtime with the evolution of hip hop trap has become mainstream and to many is the only exposure given. This is an ad to represent the lack of individuality. Media: This was done in pen, ink, and marker with simple colors to show a manufactured look comparable to the vast slew of manufactured rappers nowadays. Process: I sketched the image with pencils in multiple layers, then inked and colored it, similar to an assembly line again calling back to the lack of idebtity and many carbon coppies.
Concentraion #4: Idea: Hip hop changes and moves like a street performer. This can be seen in style and lyrical representation. Media:I used colored pencil and ink. Colored pencil to represent fading trends and ink to represent everlasting influence. Process: This was done in layers to show that rap is a multilayered genre. Fist the image was sketched out, then inked, then colored.
Concentration #3: Idea: In the past the presence of words and meaningful lyrics was more appreciated and looked up to. This shows a faceless Tupac choking a faceless rapper in the trap style (the trap could be anybody, Tupac can only be Tupac and using the microphone to strangle represents the power of words) Media: This was done in pencil to represent the chaotic state the hip hop culture has been in ever since the passing of the greats and the evolution of trap. Process: This was done with fast and loose hand movements, again to represent chaos.
"Where did you sleep last night?" (MAN!C Monday)
Monotype (MAN!C Monday)
Someone I Miss (drawn for my cousin) and My Earliest Memory (watching Spider-Man movies)
Music Interest (playing guitar) and Me In Ten Years
A Destructable Force (Carnage) and Any Word In Graffiti
My First Love (music) and Someone Who Fascinates Me (Biggie)
Something Zombified (dog) and a Mysterious Device (collar)
A Monster Doing A Mundane Task (serial killer grocery shopping) and An Unlikely Pair (Ramen Noodles added to cart)
Someone Who Fascinates Me and a Science Project Gone Wrong (The Joker's creation)