Saturday, May 24, 2008

Keep away the Masquerade

The path of an Artist is a rugged one. A narrow windy road, bursting with ego centric folly. Some fatuous thought that your drawings can somehow change the world. Struggles for capacious expressionism. Impossible obstacles to surmount. When I first got into this business I wanted to work at Disney and Pixar. Ambitions are a lot like waves. They often recede, giving birth to new ones. Here is some various personal development stuff. I am quickly amassing a large folder of this stuff on my hardest of hard drives. More commercial work coming soon ;)


guerreiranigeriana said...

i do like these...the colors...the facial expression...interesting what you wrote at the bottom...

Anthony Holden said...

These are fabulous, Jamal--great sense of mood established by these colors. Isn't it great how ambitions change the direction of life?

Ride that wave.

messytimbo said...

i've been experimenting with digital painting myself recently, looks like your having more success than i am though, these are really nice man, i really like your poetic statement as well. i can fully relate to what your saying there man, especially the Ambitions are like waves part.

keep pushing that personal development man

Justin Jenkins said...

lovin the artwork man pleease contiune to kick ass...

lacopol said...

you new stuff are just great!!! how did you said,..."moxie"?!!!

Andre Barnwell said...

Nice rough work. I'm feelin the top one.

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

man that is tight. how ya living stop through shop 572 edgewood suite 117

John 'Roc' Upchurch said...

yo Jamal, these are amazing pieces. pure emotion. i love em, man. seriously.

G.Encinas said...

Awesome work, I really liked it!
and thanks for your comment, I really appreciated it,

Kyle Marshall said...

good looking work, especially diggin the middle pic, and agreeing with the mood your capturing.

Clive said...

Gorgeous paintings. Interesting observations. Looking forward to more!

gemini82 said...

Yea man love the colors in the face. Hope to see more posts.

Ken said...

hey dude! Man this is me just getting back to you.

First off - sweet paintings man. I really love the strokes and texture.

Second - good on ya for sending an email regarding the orphan works! Yeh I can be politically inclined, there are lots of things to be politically inclined about!

Anyhoo, keep up the awesome work. Be back soon

the clownninja said...

nice work

!LEON! said...

Looking nice man. Glad to see you're are still on the path of artistic righteousness.

GhettoFab said...

always digg the strength in your posts

i would love to be able to wield your power

Marcos Mateu said...

Really nice, strong work Jamal.

Jamal O said...

Guerreiran -ThanQ much. I'm Really glad you enjoy them.

Anthony- Thanks man. Yeah Humans are the funniest creatures, we seem to be never satisfied, always moving in new directions.

Messy - Thanks Bro! Viewed your reel. Solid timing on those run cycles.

Justin - Thanks only if you do the same.

Lacopol - Haha ThanQ. I really enjoy your drawings.

Andre- ThanQ man, that one was fun. what if how we felt showed color on our face?

Torrance - Sup man! I'm good. Your in the fire station! Nice building. Imma try to stop thru.

Roc - Tanks man! Keep pushin.

G.encinas - NP ThanQ

Kyle - ThanQ congrats on your short!

Clive - very humbling. Your an amazing artist. ThanQ

Gemini- ThanQ, hope so too.

Ken- Much appreciated. I'm glad so many ppl are starting to become more involved. I know we have the stigma of being politically aloof, and hiding in our studios as artists.

Clownninja - ThanQ Dig your work 2
Particularly your city scenes.

Leon - What up man! Thanks man.
Glad u posting again. Stop faking da funk.

Mel- Your a Good designer. Amazing work ethic. Thanks man.

Marcos - ThanQ Means alot. I've been enjoying your blog for some time now. Very amazing design.

polllak said...

thx too

tz said...

Just passing through...great work!

jimmynock said...

Man I love your stuff Jamal

Adam Ford said...

I am digging the compositions and palettes.

rebecca said...

Bed In Summer


In winter I get up at night

And dress by yellow candle-light. 。

In summer quite the other way,

I have to go to bed by day.


I have to go to bed and see

The birds still hopping on the tree,

Or hear the grown-up people's feet

Still going past me in the street. 。


And does it not seem hard to you,

When all the sky is clear and blue,

And I should like so much to play,

To have to go to bed by day?

-----by Warhammer powerleveling

Dawn Okoro said...


Francisco Martins said...

Great blog dude...this piece is awesome.
Se you arround!

Francisco Martins

Kristian said...

that face pops! love it. You have an enviable style. keep making me envious because its inspiration to us all