Whoa. Really strong composition here, totally in your face... combined with the 3D illusion, it's amazing. I love the hand, and how you can't tell who it belongs to. Again, great job with the expressions!
thanx. something really interesting about the composition here that kinda freaked me out when it happened: i started the whole mural from the top right with Ozzy (pics of him soon) and worked my way over to Biggie and then Pac. I started Pac with like a rough oval and placement of his eyes and as i worked my way down to the nose there was this hole that had been drilled in the wall that i never noticed before. it ended up being in his left nostril as u can see from the pic. here's the weird thing: Tupac had a peircing in that exact spot. coincidence?
i totally agree for numerous reasons, one of them being that weird shit happens to me all the time, probably more than im aware of. like on monday in my italian class i was doodling on the desk and drew Abe Lincoln and poked my friend sitting in front of me and said "yo i just drew Abe Lincoln and i dont know why" the next day i was in the kitchen when my brother (who knew nothing of this) out of nowhere goes "u know yesterday was Lincoln's birthday". i checked and sure enough, it was. coincidence?
you're -definately- meant to be an artist and do great things. it reminds me of the story of this brilliant Chinese painter/art teacher, who several decades back taught art in a college in China. He did portraits with a calligraphy brush (non-fixable/ereasable/etc) within five minutes of any student on campus who wanted one, and they were all startlingly accurate; he could pick out not only physical features, but persona highlights and suchnot within that short time frame. Seriously talent there too... the weirdest thing though, is that he circled two portraits, out of the hundreds he did. he never explained why he did so, so I have no idea if its intentional or not, but one person who was circled was shot after leaving the country, and another sentenced to prison for life a few years after. x: heh, I kinda wish I were of the time period and got a portrait from him.. the collection is really awe-inspiring.
my mom told me about his stuff through some obscure bibliography (in chinese) that she borrowed from a friend.. I'll ask her for a name later, but I'm not sure I can find examples of his work to show you :/