Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Treal Toonz take on The Force in Star Wars Painting

If you know anything about me then you know the Blerd life runs deeply in my soul. And I cannot wait fo Friday's release of episode 7 if Star Wars... The Last Jedi!!

And in my hype for it I decided to create The Treal Toonz characters in the Star Wars world.


Starting with an water color Illustration




And then finally an 20x20 acrylic painting I'm calling "The Force is TREAL".




My nephews and niece ❤️






BeBe Treal as Darth Vader
Teddy Elephante as Luke Skywalker
Jill Feathers as Princess Leia
Philly Newtram as Han Solo
Symba Treal as CP30
Booger Treal as R2D2
Kristina Koalis as Chewbacca



The Force is TREAL
20x20
Acrylic on Canvas

Original Art
$15 Art Print

Thursday, December 7, 2017

"Let's Just Dance" Painting

This started off as a water color Illustration and now is a painting starring Treal Toonz characters Teddy Elephante & Leona Roarz. I just wanted to create something fun and loving. And what's better than a couple dancing?









Let's Just Dance
12x16
Acrylic on Canvas



Preview Pages:




Sneak peek on pages from the "Lavi Atizay" & "Uncle Duty: The Stolen Quest" graphic novels I'm working on.

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Friday, December 1, 2017

"That's My Dawg" MLK meets X Treal Toonz Painting

So a friend hit me up about a black history month exhibit. But the deadline was for today and I didn't actually have anything for it. So I thought oh shit let me knock out a MLK piece.


But once I got in front of the canvas I basically said fuck it. I'm really into my Treal Toonz, so I decided to flip the iconic photo of Martin Luther King Jr and Malcolm X. Now





Now whether or not I'm still to submit it or if they'll even accept it due to the style we'll see. But as for myself, I love it.



That's My Dawg
16x20
Acrylic on Canvas

Original Painting
$15 Art Print 

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Media FLEU: Interviews And New Books In Progress

This year has been an incredible one and I'm truly blessed. One of my favorite quotes is that from the book The Alchemist that reads  “And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” Granted the journey has never been easy I fully believe this to be true.

I was so very much honored when Kyoto Walker reached out to me about doing a cover story about myself for The Palm Beach Post. Being someone who doesn't have publicist (at this time of course) and just has been grinding, pursuing dreams this was beyond major.  And after a few days of back and forth interviewing the article came out today.



As I looked at it I'm borderline speechless on how far things have come and so excited on what God has for my future.

You can read the digital version here.

In this interview I kept it Treal, stating how a deal with depression and mental illness, something we don't really speak on in the black community as well as what I stand for as an creative.  I'm really grateful that Kyoto felt I was worthy to write about.

The New Haitian Generation 

Some of you may recall that back in March I was also bless to join a long line of Haitians making moves by sitting down and being interviewed by BECON-TV' for "The New Haitian Generation". A cable television show I watched so many times as a child and dreamed to one day be on.

It was surreal and on Oct 13th it aired on TV. My First real Television interview.



NEW BOOKS IN WORKS!!

I've been working on the next books. Instead of just doing them in the traditional format of writing with Illustrated pages I'm instead doing them in the form of graphic novels.






Lavi Atizay" is a book where featuring Treal Too characters Teddy Elephante & gang is about heroes using powers that are art influence to protect creativity against those that would wish to stop it.



And continuing the "Uncle Duty" series is it's next book "The Stolen Quest" I don't want to go to into detail but it's awesome story of when BeBe Treal and his Cub nephews discover a book that sends then on a exciting journey.



The books are still family oriented. And instead of digital making them (except for when it's time to add the lettering) I am hand drawing and painting them which I'm loving.

I'm hoping to be able to lock a publishing deal for them but if not self publishing like my other books is the move. We shall see, Stay Tuned and stay blessed!!!

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Eminem Walks on Water As Treal Toonz

I still need to figure a title for this Treal Toonz series. So this idea popped in my head while listening to Eminem's song "Walk on Water". I decided I'd turn him into B-Rabbit ( the rap name of his character in 8 Mile) but flip an image of him at the BET CYPER from this year.






Walk on Water
16x20
Acrylic on Canvas






Friday, November 24, 2017

A Queensbridge Cat x #PayItForwartArtDrops

After creating Hip How's royal couple The Carters as Treal Toonz, next was a certain cat from Queensbridge. The one and only NaS.







A Queensbridge Cat
12in x 16in
Acrylic on Canvas

ORIGINAL PAINTING
$15 Art Print

#PayItForwardArt Drops


Being that it's "Black Friday" and people were out and about shopping deals for the holidays. I decided to do another round of what I call #PayItForwardArt around town.





Not that I can afford to give art away but you gotta sometimes do it for the culture.

Update:
I received a message from some one who found one. ❤️

I intentionally don't leave a card or anything like that on the #payitforwardart drops because I don't do them in an attempt to get my name out. I only post pics hours after I dropped them so people don't go looking for them because it's not a scanverger hunt. I just do it because I feel like giving back in it's purest form. So when someone who happens to find one finds me it means much more ❤️

New Treal TOONZ Artwork


"Phuk A Rotten Orange"
12in x 16in

"We Be Clubbin'"
12in x 16in