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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 16 weeks ago

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I must paint my way out of this Waking Dream - 05/27/2009

Posted by Natiq Jalil on Monday, June 13, 2011, In : Retro blogs 

  It is now the first thing in the morning for me, and I really don't want to be awake right now, to be honest. But at the same time, I don't want to be asleep, either.

     I think that today is a day that I need to paint something. I don't know what it is, but I'm sure that if nothing else, something will get painted today. It has been forever since I've completed any traditional work, and honestly, I really don't feel quite like myself, lately. Don't get me wrong, digital work is great and ...


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Here's to new beginnings and long overdue endings. (Except) - 05/22/2009

Posted by Natiq Jalil on Sunday, June 12, 2011, In : Retro blogs 
***This was a long blog speaking about some of my personal feelings that were affecting my art at the time. I cut out all of the personal stuff and just left the art. The original post can be viewed here: 

All melancholia aside… here are some of my recent pieces. Feel free to comment on them, if you so please. You can comment on me also. There’s very little I haven’t heard yet. I can take it.

This is the Logo I designed for Darkholme’s Paradise:

DP-Full-Logo-web

This is Melancholy from Darkholme’s Para...
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Full Circle... so it begins (Excerpt) - 11/10/2008

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


 ***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 yo...

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