Saturday, May 7, 2011
So Graduation is next week and I'm nothing short of excitedly anxious!. Its like college was adream where I gained instant talent and knowledge, and not to mention the love of my life! but on another note I have posts to make Whoohoo! paintings and Album art enjoy!
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Vistaprints and I'm pretty happy with them I'm just sad the website I posted on them will be pretty out of date soon:/
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Hank Willis Thomas and let me say, he's an inspiration I've really been getting into the blend of afro-centric art and western culture. His photograph opened my mind to a new way to extend my black and white drawings her's my enhancement of my piece "Satisfaction".
Sunday, March 27, 2011
I'm working on my design for the Pinchflat bike appreciation contest I wanted to do a design that would present the bike as iconic and beautiful much like Mother Africa. This is the vector work before I go in and edit color and texture any crits?
So it's pretty much official Spring Break is over and that final stretch is coming. I'm nervous/excited about it. I had some good and some bad over break, I figured I'd post my sketch for my Pinchflat competition entry. That'll be coming soon!
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
I got a few fine art and Illustration pieces I figured I'd share. I finished this portrait for my drawing thesis It supposed to personify happiness in it's most raw and genuine form. I created one for myself and each of my roomates:) The rest are coming soon!
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Since I'm re-branding once again, I'm adjusting my blog to match my BRAND (business cards, mailers, website, etc.) In commemoration of this special event I'm posting a dedication to the original "Darian's World" logo for the blog. This is actually the original sketch from my history notes lol. Enjoy!
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Friday, March 4, 2011
So I was sketching last night and I believe I created a masterpiece lol. I'm gonna mess around with some photoshop stuff Adam Hughes style on this one n see how it turnes out:) oh and I figured I'd add these other sketches as well!
Thursday, March 3, 2011
So with my new logo and whatnot the brand is going through yet again another change and I believe for the better. I'm tapping into my inner freshness, a little Kehinde Wiley in the mesh-up technique, but I'm definitely going for a more three dimensional look, I'm getting more and more fascinated with the baroque design with a blend of Layendecker in the exaggeration of the figure. I'll be posting my painting in this style soon! I also plan on gettting back to my weekly illustration! whether It's a character or a scene:)
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
I'M TRYING MY HARDEST TO KEEP UP WITH THIS THING, I HAD THE CHANCE TO PLAY THAT MVC3 THIS WEEK AND I MUST SAY... IT'S ADDICTIVE! BUT OTHER THAN THAT I'VE BEEN UP ON MY JEWELRY STUFF PICS OF MY FULL PERSIAN CHAIN MAIL WILLL BE COMING SOON. AS FOR NOW HERE'S AN AD I MADE FOR THE PLANET FRESH TEE! ENJOY
Saturday, February 12, 2011
IT'S RARE THAT I EVER GET TO DO A COMPILATION PIECE, I GOT TO KICK IT WITH ONE OF MY COLLEGE FRIENDS THE GREAT MILES TSANG. THIS ENDED UP AS MORE OF A CD COVER TRIPPY-ART THING BUT IT DESERVES A POST NONE THE LESS. IT STARTED AS A PHOT BY RYAN WALTER'S (ANOTHER ARTIST AT OUR SCOOL) AS A PROMOTIONAL PIECE FOR A PERFORMANCE ART PIECE BY MEGHAN SNOW, I HAPPENED TO SEE IT AND ADDED MY OWN BIT, MILES THAN CAME IN WITH THE FINAL TOUCHES. LIVE AND LEAVE WAS THE QUOTE OF THE NIGHT LOL.
Monday, February 7, 2011
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
I'M PRETTY GLAD THESE LAST COUPLE DAYS HAVE BEEN INSIDE DAYS, I'VE GOTTEN TO DO SOME EXTRA UNDRSTR STUFF. THIS ONE I'M PRETTY EXCITED ABOUT THE DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR TEE... WHEN I THINK OF THE SAYING I ALWAYS THINK MORE JAPANESE SAMURAI.. WITH THE HONOR AND ALL SO I CAME UP THIS. IT SHOULD BE HITTING THE PRINTS SOON;)
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
SO I'M KILLING TWO BIRDS WITH ONE STONE ON THIS ONE, OR MAYBE MORE... ANYWAYS THIS IS AN IDEA FOR MY PROMOTIONAL ILLUSTRATIONS FOR THE LOOK BOOK, I COULDN'T REALLY DECIDE ON A DEFINITE COLORWAY JUST YET, MOST LIKELY THE WHITE BACKGROUND BUT THESE ARE MY IDEAS THUS FAR I'M PRETTY EXCITED THO:)
Friday, January 21, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
I'VE BEEN WORKING WITH MY OLD HIGH SCHOOL ART TEACHER FOR A PHOTOSHOP TUROTIAL FOR THE STUDENTS, THIS SWEET LIL ASTRO GUY WAS THE INITIAL PROJECT DESIGN, I'M EXCITED TO SEE WHAT THE STUDENTS DO WITH THE TECHNIQUE:)
Thursday, January 13, 2011
SO I'M REVAMPING MY BRAND, AND TRYING TO BRING IT ALL TOGETHER, DARIAN SHEPHERD THE ARTIST, AND DARIAN ARTIS SHEPHERD THE PROPRIETOR OF UNDRSTR. FOR THE NEXT SEMESTER I'LL ALSO BE STARTING A SKETCHBLOG TRYING TO KEEP MY PROCESS OPEN FOR THE VIEWERS. BIG THINGS FOR 2011 GUYS HOPE YOU'RE ALL ABOARD FOR THE RIDE:)
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
So I've been working and spending a lot of time with the soon to be babymother(love of my life). And I've been working on getting this UNDRSTR business off the ground. I had time over break to put my design/photography skills to work and the official Spring lookbook for my jewelry/t-shirt designs are coming soon. For those who don't know my company is Understar(UNDRSTR) and its based around simplistic yet stylish graphics as well as natural elements when it comes to the whole jewelry thing. This right here is just a teaser to what the lookbook may look like;) any crits are welcome.