Sunday, December 24, 2017

What Dreams May Come

When it comes to the holidays I'm normally super broke. Being an artist that's how things tend to go. This is not only the first time I've ever been able to get myself something for Christmas but on top of it it's something I really wanted. To me this is more me investing in myself. From getting this work station, to the Concept Markers to the micro pens.



I've watched so many documentaries and read so many books about artists and their creative space. And as I sat behind this desk after putting it together, I never felt more in line with my destiny.

 


I know for most it's like "Umm ok" but for me it symbolizes my commitment to Treal Toonz, Exhibit Treal and all my art.  One of my goals for 2018 is to get a little office space that I can make into Exhibit Treal Studios, where I can work on my books, art & more.








This is just a step further in my goals to take Treal Toonz to the masses. Be it licensing deals, publishing deals for the children
books and graphic novels, getting a production deal to create Treal Toonz shows and so on. This I feel is me saying to the Universe I believe in me.
As I sit behind this desk and just feel so much closer.


Also what's cool that happen today was my
episode on BECON-TV's The New Haitian Generation was on again! And how'd I find out? Well by one of my friends tagging as she streamed it on her Facebook live.

Seeing this just really inspired me again. It's been such an amazing year. Last week I was in the hospital and what would normally be a terrifying situation brought me so much joy because staff members recognize me from from both seeing me on this show and the cover story that came out in The Palm Beach Post about me.



Only God knows what the future holds but the Universe bends to the will of those who pursue their purpose.

And I like to believe I'm walking in it!

2018 will make it officially 8yrs ( January 12 to be exact). They say that 2018 is the year where we become the butterflies, and I pray and claim that. This year has really catapulted myself into the position I need to
be. One with a clear vision. From releasing two children's books as well as my art books. From all the interviews & more.

An Email I received about my books


I'm ready for what's next!!! We're already locked in for an Treal Toonz art exhibit for July 2018 at Harold's Coffee Lounge.

 All Praises to The Most High, Ancestors and Spirits!!!

And before I end this I most say Rest In Power to Combat Jack!!! You'll be severely missed!

“Internets, you know what time it is: Dream them dreams then man-up and live them dreams, because a life without dreams is black and white,  and the universe flows in technicolor and surround-sound. Blaow!” - Combat Jack


Be Safe, Keep What You Kill & Stay Treal!


Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Treal Toonz Share A Meal With Love #NewArtwork

Remember that awesome scene from Disney's "Lady & The Tramp" where they share a meal of spaghetti and inevitably kiss after booth eat the same noodle. That's what Orginally sparked this concept.

I had drew it in my sketch book (of which it
appears I've lost after leaving it at my local library) and later I turned it into a water color Illustration of my Treal Toonz Characters Leon Palm-Strong & Amandela Panda.






So I wanted to bring to life (sorta speak) the couple on a date sharing a meal.









Love Over A Meal
20in x 24in
Acrylic on Canvas




Monday, December 18, 2017

Treal Toonz Move To Their Own Beat (New Art)

While at the drum circle last week I drew this Illustration of BeBe Treal drumming next to the flames. I didn't think much of it outside of that it was dope. But then this morning an idea to paint it came to mind.





But not to just paint it but to add Gazella Plainz dancing in it.







It took 9hrs from sketch to the final stroke but I'm happy with the outcome.



Our Own Beat
20x24
Acrylic on Canvas


Orginal Artwork
$15 Print

Sunday, December 17, 2017

The Treal Toonz get together for a 'Jam Session"

Something about see the image from Peanuts where Charlie Brown and gang dance around the piano inspired me to get the Treal Toonz together for their own "Jam Session".





When I was in middle school, I took band class where I played the Alto saxophone for a while. So I instantly thought it be cool to have Teddy Elephanté do the same. Especially seeing elephants have trucks like horns.








Jam Session
18in x 24in
Acrylic on Canvas



Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Kristina Koalis Finds Peace in new Treal Toonz Artwork

I wanted to create something about meditating and being in a peaceful state of mind so using the character Kristina Koalis as the subject I came up with this.

Starting again with an watercolor Illustration to get the idea. I then began working on canvas. 






20in x 20in gallery wrap that was on sell at Michael's. I don't know why but I really love square shaped canvases. 

Watch the Making of: 


This my very well be one of my favorite all
time pieces I've created. I started late last night and up in the chair at my drawing table. 






"Find Your Peace"
20in x 20in
Acrylic on Canvas