Took a photo of my dinner for tonight. I made myself some homemade cheeseburgers. Let me just say that they were dee-licious!
This portrait of Miles Davis is by Andrew Dyjak. I love everything about this. The blend of color is amazing and so is the detail. Incredible.
I saw this on someone’s tumblr. Thought it was very cool looking. I like the depth the face has especially. As well as the colors used.
More practice of drawing people’s eyes. Just chose random eyes from pictures of people on Tumblr and quickly sketched them. Used a mechanical pencil.
Made this in Photoshop to show the struggles that coincides with wanting peace. I was actually inspired by another photo. It was a photo of a person holding up the two finger peace sign and it had blood splattered on it. It was really touching. I guess you can say this is the typographic version of it.
Below is a picture of what I drew in my life drawing class today. Its an unfinished drawing of a seated woman’s torso area. I don’t like how it came out though because I didn’t finish it and I’m new to drawing with charcoal so I’m still trying to get used to it. Also, excuse the crappy camera quality…..I used my phone to take the picture. I used a stick of charcoal (vine), a charcoal pad, and a kneaded eraser to do this drawing…..
Below is a March 21, 2017 interview from the official student newspaper of York College, Pandora’s Box. Editor in Chief, Asia Walker, briefly interviews CulTrue Designs founder, Shakira Dale, in light of her and her design team offering free design workshops this semester to students. Shakira graduated from York College in 2013 as Communications Technology major.
Asia: Hi Shakira! First off, we would like to thank you and your team for doing what you’re doing to give back to this institution that basically helped mold you into the success you are today. Not too many people do that. What inspired you to offer these workshops?
Shakira: It’s my pleasure and thank you. What inspires me to create opportunities like this is hope that others will become inspired. Inspired to create and express their ideas in their own individual ways.
Asia: Excellent. So you’re the founder of CulTrue Designs. Can you briefly explain exactly what it is you and your company do?
Shakira: Sure. CulTrue Designs was founded in 2013 and we basically function as a graphic design firm. We’re a group of creative thinkers who make designs and illustrations for clientele. Not only do we work for profit, but we also offer our services to those who aren’t as affluent.
Asia: In addition to your company CulTrue designs, are there any other endeavors you have going on right now?
Shakira: Yes, actually. I also run a small T-shirt design company online called “Dee Teez”. I make positively driven t-shirt designs. Designs that are also meant to inspire and encourage. Clothing says a lot about a person. It’s one of the first things one sees when one looks at an individual. What’s a better way of getting positivity out there than slapping a custom design about it on some shirts? *laughs* For more about these shirts you can go to www.dtee.com
Asia: I can’t argue with you there. *laughs* Last question: What do you hope these students gain from your workshops?
Shakira: Simply put……an understanding of how fun and free the world of art can be. No artistic restrictions or guidelines. Just you expressing your style and taste and sharing it with the world…..
Asia: I’m sure they all will enjoy this! Thank you so much for your time we wish you and your team nothing but success in the future.
Shakira: Not a problem! Thank you.