Creativity and inspiration in motion.

Inspiration

It’s been a long time…

…oh yes…it has.  I shouldn’t have left you, without a dope post to read to.  *crickets*  Yeah, yeah…I tried to be a little humorous.  lol

Anyway, a lot has happened with me in the last several months.  Where should I start?

1.)  I’m on the verge of finishing school to receive my bachelor’s degree in graphic design. 

2.) I’m expanding HDSepia by doing more portraits, special events, and hopefully fashion/artistic images.  

3.)  Baby #3 will be due this July.  My family and I are excited!  I’ll be getting in front of the lens for new maternity images very soon.  

4.)  I’m a part of Abioye Clothing, a Dutch based clothing company founded by my wonderful friend, Patrick Marcelino from Rotterdam.  

5.)  I have new artwork that I’ve created under Soulfully Yours Art Design.  Also, I can be found in Instagram (yes, I jumped on that train) under @soulfullyyoursartdesign.  

6.)  Hopefully all of this wonderful news will garner more posts here on SD/PN.  🙂

That’s pretty much everything!  I look forward to bringing you all new posts very soon.  Here are a couple images to share for the time being.  🙂

Question:  Who has wonderful news to share??

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Abioye Clothing Model:  Patrick Marcelino Photography:  Ernst Coppejans

Abioye Clothing
Model: Patrick Marcelino
Photography: Ernst Coppejans

 

 

 


“Shine” series

I decided to create three more pieces of art to compliment Shine I.   What do you all think?  🙂

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New Artwork: “Beauty of Africa”

Last week, I was on SoundCloud listening to Ghanaian music.  Upbeat, infectious…it put a huge smile on my face.  That led me to create this piece called, “Beauty of Africa”.  Image

I love the deep richness of the tones and textures here.  I’m thinking that maybe I should create a series based on this.

What do you all think?


New artwork: Abstract Painting- Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and Abstract Icon- Bob Marley

Hello all!  I wanted to share two new pieces of art that I’ve created recently.  It’s ironic that both pieces are inspired by music, which I love.

Abstract painting inspired by Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

Abstract painting inspired by Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

This abstract painting was inspired by a group that I heard a few years ago and fell in love with their music.  Hypnotic Brass Ensemble is comprised of a group of brothers from Chicago who play horn.  Their father is jazz artist Phil Cohran.  Their music is infectious, lively, and soulful to the ears.  Even my soon to be 3 year-old was dancing to their music.   When I listened to their music before I began painting, I closed my eyes and envisioned flashes of color with every note.  That’s how I came up with the artwork.  Make sure to peep and listen to the video I’ve embedded so you all will get an idea why I love this group so much.

Abstract Icon- Bob Marley

Abstract Icon- Bob Marley

I wanted to do an abstract of Bob Marley for sometime now.  I looked at a few images of him as a reference before I began creating this in Illustrator.  I put a great deal of detail into this to show the passion of him singing.  I wished I debuted this on what would have been is 68th birthday the 6th of this month, however, life got in the way.   Overall, I love the outcome and colors.

 

What do you think of the artwork?  Which one do you like out of the two?  Comment below!  


Abduzeedo

There are a few websites that I frequent a bit if I need some design inspiration.  Abduzeedo is one site that I absolutely love to pieces.  From photography to typography to illustrations, the site is full of wonderful posts.  I won’t get into great deal about it, just go visit the site and be inspired!

 


Musing: What’s Your Motivation?

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I had to share this quote that I said earlier yesterday based on a couple of conversations I had with folks earlier this week about some changes that they were making their career and health.

“Will power, motivation, support, prayer/meditation are keys to making positive changes for yourself.”  – Brooke Holmes

Question:  What motivates you if you decide to make a change for the better?  


New artwork: Hauntingly Beautiful, Immersed, Hot Vinyl, and SoulFlower

I have been busy creating new works of art in the last few weeks.  Again, this incredible surge of creativity washed over me and I couldn’t help but to put it into great use.  Here they are!

hauntinglybeautiful“Hauntingly Beautiful” is one of those images that I created thinking I wanted to put a flower in the mix, however, it turned out really stunning on its own with the combination of the woods, gradients, and textures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Immersed” came to me from looking at water.  I found the colors really beautiful here.  It almost looks like fabric. Immersed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hot_vinyl“Hot Vinyl” was really fun to create.  I loved making the records and how they have their own “personality” with the labels.  This is a tribute to old school soul and hip hop music.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

soulflowerAnd lastly, “SoulFlower” rounds out the group of new artwork.  I was inspired by a person who bloomed from their tribulations in life, only to shine like the sun when they smiled.  The colors represent their happiness and positivity they have with life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Which one of the four is your favorite?  Comment below!