poster for D’Epog Theatre
Even that this was my 10th experience with live drawing artist at concert I am as nervous I am always. But thanks to Paul the atmosphere was very supportive. I started with hair.
During the drawing Paul sits very quietly. Its little bit funny, the club is banging and he sits here without any move.
Me: I really appreciate your patience
P: It’s a meditation for me. Thank you that you do that for me.
Well, that was the best payoff.
7/2/14, Prague, Kruton Birthday
I met Hezekiah chillin in the backstage. He introduce himself and the the interview was like this:
Nice to meet you, my name is Radim.
No Raheem, Radim. R-A-D-I-M.
It’s actually a slavonic name. Its means the advicer.
OK, I see.
I was drawing during he was interviewed and I first used colours. And it went great. Hezekiah really liked the drawing, and I think that this is my best Live Drawing so far.
He was peaceful, chilling and enjoying the festival. Very nice to meet.
So this was HipHopKemp 2013, an amazing experience, great musical performances (shabazz, oddissee, kendrick, murs and fash) and 5 portraits of Live Drawing (burney mc, fashawn, murs, ishmael butler and hezekiah).
Sittin in backstage and watching Guilty Simpson playing with iPad. He complained about it. Man, I used to have his poster in my room. Crazy. This was great.
THX to Mary C, Radio Wave and Marcin Natali from Popkiller
Drawing of Ishmael Butler of Shabazz Palaces at HiphopKemp 2013. He liked it and kept it. During the night I was seeing him in the festival area with the drawing in his pocket.
I considered Shabazz’s show as one of the best from the whole festival. Another fucking planet. Yes. Beats. Africa. Voice of Is.
And also, there’s funny story with a turned light off.
The moment when you draw Ishmael Butler from Shabazz Palaces (after a show that you saw a few days ago and it absolutely stun you) and the lights just TURN OFF. So I was sitting in the dark and fortunately Mary C came and shone me with her phone. Thank you M! Such a nice moment. The lights was was turnt on soon.
Me trying to see my work from another perspective
photo: of course by Czenda, summer 2013
All 4 illustrations I made for Excellent Bastards Magazine this summer.
I painted it all on fruit boxes I get at supermarket. It took me some time to find what Ill draw, the first was the boxer, called MOVE in the magazine. Its inspired by a story my friend told me. He said that he did MMA also because he wanted to cover his sensitive side in front of the other people. STYLE is about how fashion is now seen as art. In WATCH and READ you can see a face which eyes are full of visual and text informations. LISTEN and PLAY are two heads joined together on a gramophone.
I used for this visuals Old English Type. I like the rawness and non-compromise-style of this type. It also remind me typography from rap covers.
All these photos made my friends Czenda, it was funny as always, we also did some jokes, like jumping above the paintings. Thanks buddy!
Due to circumstances and my slow-mode in uploading these project first appeared on Facebook page of students of my high school. Surprise for me, anyway very nice.