Mystikal lyrics are NSFW!
It's been a while since I've tackled a comic project of this size, and even longer since I've done a fully realized page! I usually do the pin-ups and character profiles.
I was a fan of Mystikal's song, Shake It Fast (Clean Version), and I loved his unique gritty way of rapping. Years have passed since I even remember seeing a music video or picture of the rapper, so I did some research on his pictures and facial expressions.
Of course this piece is for a much bigger fan than me. So I had to make sure his essence was captured, and that I did justice to the spirit of the lyrics. I had an outline prepared for me by the commissioner of this project, a good friend of mine. We laughed together about the roughness of the sketches, but they were more than enough for what I needed. The placement was there, the angles and desired images all set. All I had to do was fill in my work, which saved a lot of time. See it below!
painting progress pictures
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About the Artist
I would call myself a Jack of all Trades, but mostly because I'm interested in many areas of art if not all! I graduated with a BFA in Fine Art from the University of North Texas with a focus on Watercolor. I always had dreams of creative writing, and in 5th grade I wasn't too bad! Art clearly won out for my attention, but writing will always have a place in my heart!
What better way to write, I say, than to share a blog, and practice my second love while talking about my first! With that said, I hope you all enjoy my ramblings and please hit me up with any questions. :D Contact me!