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#LACreatives: the local artists who inspire us

Through a mix of mediums, formats and perspectives local artists illuminate the unknown, color the previously black-and-white and add depth to our understanding of our surroundings, our lives, circumstances and more. Through our research process for the Thought provokers series we’ve come across so many works of art that have inspired us and we’d like to share some of our favorites we you below.


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Yes, you’re hot, we’re all hot ok but are you gothgirl in a vinyl dress at #freakshowla in Fresno hot?

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Dope crowd tonight in LA @thejspotcomedyclub #jspot #comedygrind

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Straight up, honey, really I’m asking Most of these n*ggas think they be mackin’ but they be acting Who they attracting with that line, “What’s your name, what’s your sign?” Soon as he buy that wine I just creep up from behind And ask you what your interests are, who you be with, Things to make you smile, what numbers to dial. You gon’ be here for a while, I’m gon’ go call my crew You go call your crew We can rendezvous at the bar around two Plans to leave, throw the keys to Lil’ Cease Pull the truck up, front, and roll up the next blunt So we can steam on the way to the telly gon’ fill my belly A t-bone steak, cheese eggs and Welch’s grape Conversate for a few, ’cause in a few, we gon’ do What we came to do, ain’t that right, boo? “True” Forget the telly, we just go to the crib And watch a movie in the jacuzzi, smoke Ls while you do me 💨

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♡ LOVE YOURSELF 16 inches x 20 inches (41 cm x 51 cm) Graphite + colored pencil on illustration board

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Pencil portrait (graphite, 2019)

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Unofficially-Officially done. Haha. I could have worked on this one forever. Who knows, maybe I’ll completely retexture her at some point with something more exciting. Thanks for cheering me on through this journey. Naturally I’d love to win the challenge, but I also recognize that there are 500 other artists’ submissions that are WAY COOLER than mine with a lot of elements that turned out much more successfully. We’ll see. A HUGE thanks to my wife for letting me stay up late to work on this. She’s awesome. And also a big thank you to you guys for supporting me along the way. You’re great. • • • #SMAARTIST #FeudalJapan #Amaterasu #ArtStation #ArtStationChallenge #ArtStationHQ #Twitch #Art #Redesign #CharacterDesign #ZBrush #Maya #Japan #Chrysanthemum #Mum

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