Tuesday, August 12, 2008

New flava for your......eye?

Ah finally after all this time.. some new art! Be amazed! He's back! Brandon's back with some fresh pieces! Straight from the IC show room comes 3 acrylic paintings! Plus two watercolor paintings of two gorgeous young women! It's late so I'll describe each of them in more detail later. It's good having some progress.....


Sunday, August 3, 2008

Big Update: IC @ OTMS and Streets of Gold...

Man July was packed with big stuff. Not just Comic Con but two big events for Individual Collective. First off Streets of Gold in San Francisco's Club Cocamo was cool. The turn was a bit slow but none the less it was cool! There were some awesome artists, clothing companies, and hip-hop artists at SOG. IC was representing with diverse crews and stores. Got to see one of my old friends from the AAU and I got to see local underground acts like Mikey Manifest, Del Rocks, plus many other acts including an awesome SF native female MC by the name of Hopie Spitshard. Hopie stood out to me the most. She was the first REAL female MC I've seen in a long time that takes Hip-Hop to its essence. She reminded me of classic Salt n' Pepa and Queen Latifa. She impressed me so much that I had to draw a free caricature of her. That wouldn't be the last I would see her...
The following week was the opening of IC's first Gallery show at Off the Mark Studio in Vallejo.
We were so honored and surprised by the turn out for the opening. Approx. 300+ people came to our opening show. Eveyone left rave reviews especially the regular visitors of the gallery leaving positive comments with owner Jeremy . They said that our show was unique, refreshing, exciting, and one of the best shows in the opening of OTM. A few sales were made and many connections came from that show. Plus we had some awesome acts including....... HOPIE SPITSHARD!!!! Yup she came in for a last minute special performance along with IC's own rjess. solo vocal performance which was awesome! Mad respect and love to our Guest DJ's from SF bringing back the art of scratch to the urban arts! It was wild fun night I will never forget. The closing of the show went well also. Major achievement for Individual Collective. More is on the way this month. BYOArt in 2weeks and a rumored Streets of Gold return this time starting at night. Man Big things are happening, thank you Jesus!!

On SDCC pt 4: Old town was pimp!

Man the other sick thing about my San Diego trip was I got to see the famed State historical landmark Old Town San Diego! Man it was too awesome. Lots of tastey Mexican food, quaint shops, and the tipping point was the Chuck Jones Museum! All animation and film art work in this one of a kind animation themed gallery! So man inspirational Socal artists! Enjoy these pics.

Ps: If your in Downtown SD check out club Stage great bands and great atmosphere.
The guitar pic features local soul rockers Chimney Fish.


On SDCC pt 3: Reconnecting with friends...

One of the best parts about SDCC was I got to reconnect and hang with my college friends.

You might know some of them from my blog listings. I got to hang out with Kanishka, Imran, his Brother, Kevin, Saif (the general), Buffy who got a new job with a film studio, Rob Barros fresh from his job at Avalance Studios, Genevive Tsai, Alex Ahad, PMBQ, Sue Fabie, and my old friend who I haven't seen since we were in grade school Adam Roseland who is a Comic artist by night , Concept artist by day. That factor with others in my second report about SDCC made it worth while. On another soon post I have some issues I have to rant about SDCC.

Stay tuned,