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The DEA v. Kratom and Justice

At the time of this post, the DEA plans to criminalize possession of kratom on October 1st, 2016. Since the DEA's announcement of this pending ban a month ago, the kratom community has come alive in an inspirational way. Thousands of kratom users have posted their testimonials online, claiming the leaf is nothing short of a miracle...

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The DEA v. Kratom and Justice
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Killer Mike

It’s hard to agree with everything someone says when they aren’t trying to be agreeable. Killer Mike (Michael Render) isn’t trying to be agreeable.

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Killer Mike
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Happyish

A portrait of the hilarious and moving Steve Coogan in his role on Happyish.

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Happyish
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Laubenheimer portraits 2

Two more portraits using Mark Laubenheimer's work as reference. These ones inspired more embellishment in the facial muscles, and bolder colors than I normally use.

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Laubenheimer portraits 2
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Laubenheimer portraits 1

I wrote a message to photographer Mark Laubenheimer, asking if I could reference his portrait photography for personal illustration exercises.

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Laubenheimer portraits 1
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The Priest, Vitsin, and Sad Man in Violet

The Priest breaks all conventions with her gender defying role as a female priest. Odd that we still have explicit gender roles...

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The Priest, Vitsin, and Sad Man in Violet
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Man In Mask

Judging by the shirt and tie, it's safe to say that this young man has a job, or is part of a religious group...

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Man In Mask
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Procreate sketches

When the iPad Pro initially came out, I assumed its only purpose was as another gizmo for a consumer culture...

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Procreate sketches
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Venus

A fellow artist friend and I agreed to create something based on the keyword "yellow".

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Venus
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Deer, Astronaut, & Boxer

Deer is alert, Astronaut is inspired, and Boxer is ready for anything, especially having his photo taken.

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Deer, Astronaut, & Boxer
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Horse

This started out as a lobster, but then I hated it so I painted Horse over the top.

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Horse
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Goat

Once there was a Goat, who lived in the country with a nice family who loved to fly kites.

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Goat
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Podyezd

It is my understanding that Podyezd is the Russian word for, among other things, the front area of an apartment building.

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Podyezd
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The After Party

After parties are known for their drug and alcohol fueled rejections of common convention.

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The After Party
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Yulia

Yulia is the portrait of a woman I met in Moscow, Russia, where I lived for two years.

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Yulia
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Tribute to Landseer

Tribute to Landseer is named for the artist Edwin Henry Landseer...

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Tribute to Landseer