Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Career Day: Talking Treal Toonz

I had a real Treal time talking to the 1st & 4th graders about being a cartoonist/artist, Treal Toonz, art merchandising etc.

Thank you Mrs. Render and my homie Mr. Joseph for inviting me. The reaction the kids had when they walked in the room and see my work man that was everything and then some more ❤️

Today I was supposed to inspired them but they inspired me.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Art Gigging: A Night, Treal Art

One of my favorite collectors's son graduated High School. So she hired me to come through and do live caricatures at the graduation party and a dope portrait of him.

Tiesha is a massive art collector, her home is literally like chilling in the dopest art gallery at Art Basel.

I'm already honored to have several pieces already in just an amazing collection but even more so doing this.

Visualist and I had a dope time. I think I did like 10 drawings back to back πŸ’ͺ🏿

Book JaFLEU:

Saturday, May 19, 2018

The Commissions: XXXTENTACION, Mother's Day & More

In between prepping for shows and what not you know I do commissions. My last 3 were pretty dope If you ask me. One of which included a huge suprise twist.

That particular one would be the commission that was for XXXtentacion.

Now when one of my collectors reached out to me to do one I didn't think much outside of the fact I was honored she'd contact me. After seeing a commission I did for her and really liking it. I was ask to do a painting of XXXTENTACION.

Again I'm thinking to deep outside of maybe the person is a fan of him. And just wanting to do a dope job.

Well it turn out the person the painting was commissioned for was none other than recording artist XXXTENTACION himself!!!

What a twist and honor!!!!!

Another honor was doing this commission family portrait for a client's mother of her children.

I had to take 5 separate photos and merge them all togethe to feel like one whole while capturing all the personalities.

I was pretty happy with how it turned it.

Next was a watercolor Illustration for a client whos friend had past. I wanted to try my best to honor that and give it life.

For your looking to have some commission work done contact me

Sunday, May 13, 2018

"This is America" Treal Toonz Illustration

One of my favorite actor/comedian/ artists Donald "Childish Gambino" Glover drop the video for his new song "This Is America".

The video is πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ and sparked much
conversation due to the imagery. I found this one post that gave me a idea for the Illustration.

Combining one of his eccentric facial expressions with one of the popular poses.

I don't want to go to in detail trying to describe this piece, a picture is worth 1,000 words. So I'll let it tell it.

"This is America... Don't get caught Slippin'tho"
9in x 12in

Treal Toonz at Frog Alley Caribbean Festival

The first Annual Frog Alley Caribbean Festival was a success. The weather was predicted to be rainy but aside from a breathe sprinkle and cloudy skies everything was perfect.

Great live music and food. I created live a
painting of Teddy ElephantΓ© waving the Haitian Flag πŸ‡­πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­πŸ‡Ή, all under the close supervision of Delray youth. Including some of my Milagro Center teens.

Check out the video

The live painting we decided to give away to an audience member that answer the question by host Ian Caven correctly.

Thank you to the city of Delray Beach for having me πŸ™πŸΏπŸ™πŸΏπŸ™πŸΏ.