Wednesday, November 20, 2013

It's been a minute...

A couple of pieces

from the "Hip Hop and Beauty" series

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Head in the Clouds pt. III

It's been a minute...

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Presented by
Tammy Semen
Exhibition runs: June 11-16, 2013, The Gladstone Gallery
Reception: Thursday, June 13th, 7pm-11pm

2nd floor of the Gladstone 11-5 daily and Thursday 7-11pm.
1214 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1J6
Here the link to the facebook  page:

Sunday, April 21, 2013

New stuff

Head in the Clouds II

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Just wanted to share some of my new work, as I haven't posted here in a long while. Hope everyone is well and prospering!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

New Art..

Just having some fun on a new project!

Saturday, August 04, 2012

Art: Dogs Days & The Hunger Games

It's been a while. Last month I participated in two art shows. Exciting stuff. One of them, a sketchbook project called 20 Pages, will be traveling to the The Mary C in Ocean Springs, MS for a meet-and-greet with the artists.

I've been doing quite a few pieces of original art, like this one for the Dog Days of Summer show last month.

"They Just Blink at Us (Sirius)"

However, I still keep going back to fan art, as it's always a unique type of challenge. A few characters from The Hunger Games:

Katniss Everdeeen

Peeta Mellark

I've just updated the design of my blog and uploaded lots of new art. Check it out HERE.

Sunday, May 06, 2012

I'm out here campaigning...

Just thought I'd stop by to ask my Sketchbook All-Stars family to help us bring back our hip hop kung-fu kid hero comic Champion of Children, to better school these young' uns in the ways of the masters.

If anybody's interested, I have some original pages from Champion of Children: The Legend of Challenge that I'm selling as part of the campaign... click here to check some of 'em out!


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Pssst! Artshow this weekend!

Okay folks, it's showtime again... I'm exhibiting at New Puppy Gallery this weekend... Hope to see my LA folks there...
Here's a detail shot of my piece:

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Finished and sold...

Here's the finished canvas. It sold when I exhibited it a couple of weeks ago... On to the next one.

Monday, February 06, 2012

The Art of Sharon Samples

A few weeks ago, I had my first solo exhibit at Mobile Arts Council. It was a new experience, but it went really well, and I actually sold some art, which great. Below are a few pieces from the show.

"There Are Wolves in the World"

"The Fairest"

"& the Pea"

The rest can be see on my website: Thanks for looking and your feedback is most welcome. :)

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Developing a painting

Fleshing out a new painting.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Dawood Marion Occupy Oakland

Dawood Marion documents Occupy Oakland's General Strike protest on Nov 2, 2011. Dawood uses a method call "Reportage Drawing" (drawing on-location) to create a piece of artwork that captures some of the energy this historic moment in time.

Film Shot and edited by: Dawood Marion
Music provided by: Thayod Ausar for Black Tantra Music.


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

finished work...

Ok so here's one of the finished paintings from one of the process posts I did in here a few months back... (with a couple of details) ... PEACE!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Self Portrait Drawing

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Catching up

So I designed this piece waaaay back in July. I had 3 other pieces in line ahead of it, and the gallery director insisted that I paint it larger than it originally was. So I finally got a chance to transfer it and start throwing some paint around...

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Batgirl Halloween Illustration

She may have the bats on her side but those ghosts are a different story!

I drew this on 8x10 chipboard with Prismacolor Marker, Prismacolor Pencil, and other mixed media.

I post a brand new original hottie everyday at:

Monday, October 10, 2011

Gettin' my paint on...

I quick sketch I did of the Fox Theater in Oakland.

Fox Theater
24 x 18


Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Painting Again

This was a quick warm-up piece to get me back in to painting. I haven't been painting in seems like almost a year. 2012 I will be making my work available to the public so I will be doing more paintings and other work. This is another painting in an ongoing series that I call "The Black Woman Collection." A tribute to our mother. 

I found this box at a thrift store. I sanded it, textured the surface, gave some yellowish glazes and finally painted the woman on it. I am also going to paint a different woman on the remaining 3 sides. Once Im done painting all of the sides I'm going to replace the wooden knob at the top with a jewel knob.

acrylic on wood

Here is a similar project I did in the past where I painted on an object. This one was protein powder jar:


Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Lebrons

A couple months ago me along with other flash animators and designers at House Of Cool worked on a couple of commercials that were for Microsoft/Bing and Intel. The commercial spots used characters that were developed at house of Cool called The Lebrons. The commercials were animated in Flash in house, while the episodes were animated over-seas. It was a great project to work on with extremely talented team of designers and animators.....

Directed by:

Ido Gondelman ( )

The Design Team Was:

Andrew Wilson
Jeffrey Thompson
Martin Sokol
Chris Macdonald
Gavin Ball

Animation Team:

Shaz Lym
Andre Barnwell
Oliver Merlo
Adam Temple
Pasquale La Montagna


Jason Stalker

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Sketching in oils

A warm-up sketch I whipped out in oils

oil on wood


Tuesday, September 06, 2011

hello september (works-in-progress)

Hi guys.

I'm going to be having a solo art show early next year, which means a lot of new art to be completed. I've been posting the progress on my Facebook page and blog.

Dima: "downpour" (Arabic)

Marjani: "coral" (Swahili)

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Pushing paint around...

Here's a few progress shots of the current project - stay tuned for more...

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Here's a sample of some of my latest storyboard work!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Pencil work...

Pencil pushin'

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Video - How To Change The World

Sometimes a great idea can be even better.

That's how I felt about the cartoon I posted on Monday. It occurred to me that I might be able to enhance the emotional weight of the panel cartoon by creating a video with music. Hopefully I've done that because I really love the way this turned out. :)

A great big thank you to Dan-O for the free royalty free music

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

How To Change The World

"Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have."

-Margaret Mead

Monday, July 04, 2011


Nowhere is your courage more evident or your strength more demonstrated than in the bold use of your individual voice in the face of group opposition.

Within you is all the strength and power necessary to begin to heal the world. Your voice. Your truth. your courage.

Use your voice! Love courageously!

Wear your courage like a badge of honor. 
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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Drawing In Motion

 I always wanted to see my drawings and paintings move. Since i got the spider bite last week I've been inspired to start animating. Here is quick test animation I did of a camera. 

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Thursday, June 09, 2011

My Second Sketchbook Film Short... Check it out

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