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Another masterpiece by @artofnatiq

“Growth in Defiance of…”

81 x 30" mixed media on brown paper.

I started doing brown paper art a bit over 2 years ago as a statement of black beauty and resistance against a past and present that tries to convince us that we are ugly.

I don’t mind that there are others who are now using this concept in their own way. The more voices speaking on it, the better. Racism, colorism, and all of the other high key problematic issues that persist to this day need to be voiced and and they need to be voiced often and loudly, so that those covering their ears in the back can hear.

I don’t own the rights to the background music. The song is “Penthouse Cloud” by The Internet.

Posted 6 weeks ago

Full Circle... so it begins (Excerpt) - 11/10/2008

Posted by Natiq Jalil on Sunday, June 12, 2011 Under: Retro blogs

Full Circle... so it begins (Excerpt) - 11/10/2008



 ***This is just an excerpt from the original blog post, so long ago. I would post the whole thing, but I learned some valuable lessons since then... the main one is, people who are not artists don't understand artists. And when we write about things that affect or inspired our art, our words can be taken personally in ways that just don't make any sense to us. So please forgive... I'm skipping the personal part of the blog so I don't have to have a long conversation about it later. I hope you enjoy the art, though.

 
 "Anyway, here is what I've been working on. I apologize for the gloomy feel to them. It wasn't my intention, but it seems that I can't separate my feelings from my work. The name of the project is, "Full Circle. Valentine's Moon." It is a side story to my original story, "Darkholme's Paradise." Here are pictures I've completed of the 2 main characters, Moon and Valentine. Feel free to comment. I don't mind, positive or negative. The logo design was killer. I tried many things. Some looked good by themselves but looked terrible up against the images. I ended up using my own handwriting. Anyway, here you go. Enjoy. ^_^"

 
Valentine-1-copy 

 
 
Moon-1-with-logo

 I'll post some more soon. And I still have to post the preview for the novel. I also will be posting up another pic for Full Circle named, Simplicity, with all the steps leading to her completion. Thanks to a homegirl of mine for letting me borrow her nickname for this character. I really appreciate it. Talk to you all soon.

 

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