Tag Archives: hip-hop

Rainy Day

Rainy day sketches, Questlove, and Björk. #artistoninstagram #artbynuwaver74 #pencildrawing #pencilsketch #ahmirthompson #questlove #bjork #musicartist #illustration #makeartdaily

It’s Tricky (again)

For the past few days my mind kept pestering me to revisit an old drawing, and maybe tighten up some of the lines and coloring, because the last time I had worked on it was almost five years ago. Yeah, it’s been a while. So after looking it over, there were some minor things to […]


Started the coloring of the Phife Dawg piece from last week using Photoshop. Still early days yet, but coming along nicely. Two screen shots of the progress, plus a video clip.             

Beats, Rhymes, and drawings. 

Saddened by the news of Phife Dawg’s death yesterday. Brought back some memories of the first few times I heard them on the radio waaaaay back in the early 90’s, with him name checking Don Knotts from the sitcom Three’s Company Mr. Furley, hilarious. “Hair is crazy curly, flip like Mr. Furley. To this day […]

Shimmy Shimmy Yah

Shimmy shimmy yah, gimme a pencil so I can draw with the quickness. ODB with a mouthful of Wu, pencil 9×12.   

Root Down

May 4th, 2012. Where were you, and what were you doing when the death of Adam Yauch was announced on the news? I was in New York, riding on a bus from the airport with my girlfriend and grandmother back to the apartment. I was checking up on some scores from the NBA games that […]


I’m reading Questlove’s biography that came out recently called Mo’ Meta Blues. It’s a great book, and I purposefully didn’t read it until after I saw him DJ a few weeks ago. His set blew me away, and I started reading the book the next day. I have come to realize after halfway through the […]

Carved Up

Printing again. This time around I’m diving into more complex images and designs using linoleum, etching and lithography. My first one of these is a linoleum print of Adam Yauch from the Beastie Boys. Wasn’t easy to make the cuts, but after the test print I saw areas that needed more parts cut away. Final […]