Saturday, May 5, 2012

5th Annual Roots Picnic Art

2 weeks ago, under a strict deadline, I was again picked to create an illustration for The Roots Picnic festival. This year I wanted to focus on the enormity and hierarchy of the band. The Roots, in many respects are the organic and musical backbone of contemporary hip-hop, and I wanted the piece to hint at there importance and longevity. For some reason, I found making them into a totem pole fitting. It was almost like making a shrine, or a myth about The Roots crew. Here are some reference images and sketches.