Thursday, August 22, 2013


Anybody who knows me knows i listen to a TON of hip hop, with that said, i heard the infamous Kendrick Lamar verse on Big Sean's "Control" last week and got inspired to paint this. Kendrick was one of my favorites since section 80, but after this verse i have a whole new respect for the guy. A lot of people took him listing the names of his peers in song as disrespectful, but it was anything but that. He simply said he's trying to be the best, and regardless of how i feel about you,i'll run over you if i have to in order to wear the crown. its like hip hop game of thrones, and if you cant respect that then i dont know what you can respect. Anyway, had a blast painting this one. did the entire thing in Photoshop and even decided to create a second version of the final. also, for those who still feel like im not painting these by hand from scratch, ive attached a GIF of my process. prints available soon.


4772 said...

This is an AMAZING piece of work, and getting an invaluable insight into your process is an added bonus. Great stuff.

Toby K said...

Excellent work man! You ever checked out the music of Lecrae?

Torren said...

thank you toby, and yeah im familiar with lecrae, he's not half bad