Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Artslam! saves the day

Posted on Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 6:00 PM

Artslam!: Revenge of the Superheroes took over the Limelight on August 9, and I got to be one of the artists involved. I've never done anything like that before (and I'm not much of a painter â?? I'm more of a Photoshopper), but it was alot of fun and I'd definitely do it again if they'll have me back.It's a little late, but I've got pictures from the event including my painting of The Joker from Dark Knight (R.I.P. Heath Ledger) in various stages of completion. The photo above is by Rob "Deadbeat Hero" Perez, who organized the whole event and also did a stencil-art version of The Joker that came out really cool.

Angelle about to start painting Storm (circa 1990s X-Men).

Tattoo artist Shaggy's "She Loves Me Not," starring The Hulk.

Effexor 75mg about to work on a skateboard.

My Joker painting, phase 1.

Outside, Rob "Deadbeat Hero" Perez (pictured) and ZA1U5 were spraying up their own Jokers in front of Limelight.

Frank of Frank's Buttons: "Frank smash puny buttons!"

Angelle's Storm is actually a Zombie Storm!

Shaggy adds some fine details to The Hulk.

Jason and his pen-and-ink drawing of Superman.

Fletch works on his piece by the Limelight television.

Deadbeat Hero's finished Joker piece.

ZA1US's Alex Ross Joker stencil.

My own Joker painting is starting to look halfway decent (the face is the fun part, so I saved it for last.)

I wasn't planning on adding blood to the black background, but then I thought, "No. There will be blood."

Zombie Storm in all her undead beauty.

For those who missed Artslam!: Revenge of the Superheroes, you missed out on a great event. I was so busy with painting, I didn't have much time to check out sets by DJ Tech-Neek, Vortex, and hometown hip-hop hero Question?, but I could definintely hear them, and it sounded great. Stay tuned, true believers â?? there will be another Artslam! in the not-too-distant future.

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