Sunday, July 09, 2006

Spray It, Don't Say It






some sketches and finishes for recent graffitti inspired designs...

2 comments:

Jesse said...

Hey, check YOU out, homeboy!!! Justino, I never pegged you as the graffitti/urban lad. These drawings are way cool, man. I love them all!!! Especially, the laid back guy and the close-up of the face, nice expression and rendering. These are off the hook...yo!!! :)

Justin Leigh Leiter said...

Yo, son, i bin hangin' wit da homeboys for years now, knows what I'm sayin...?

Thanks, Jess! I had fun with these guys!

Goin' back to Junior/Senior year in High school, I was turned on to some cool graffitti style characters that someone drew on the walls in one room large, across the right hand side. I copied the style in one of my notebooks (sketchbook if you will; they were all on lined paper, but didn't really contain many notes! Mainly just ball point and felt tip pen drawings)...

Anyways, those drawings on the wall definitely influenced me in the style I adopted later on in college and used in the way I drew my character William:Keeper of the Cosmic All. I've got those early graffitti inspired drawings around here. I'd have to see if I'm brave enough to post them! Doubtful!