Afro Predator Gear

is fresh off the presses from the great folks at Indy Ink Denver. Super hyped to share this post with you all. I have the final artwork which I posted some time ago, some detail shots of the graphic on fabric, and of course the full shirts that Indy Ink did a great job on printing. The halftone and the color variations I was going for in the separation turned out nice. These are available in all sizes, email me or look for them on my Etsy store for this and other graphics. 
One of my favorite projects that was completed last year, it is a nice start to this year to have the gear on the shelves, and I have been told the hoodies have been moving well at the Indy Ink shop on Broadway, check them out! Look for the deck from 303 in the near future as well. Special thanks to everybody who has been checking out the posts, and look for more on my IG, and my Tumblr, should be updating that soon as well. Please share, and get at me for this limited run of 25 for now, they won't last long. 


TMNT Concept

for a project that has been put on hold, so I am okay to post the process thus far. I worked through this projects theme thinking about testimonial figures that would represent skill. I instantly gravitated towards the TMNT, because who has more skills than these guys, all levels of martial arts and a Rat sensei that is by far one of the coolest leaders for any ninja gang. Once I had decided upon a group to represent the words for this project, I began fleshing the figures out with a bit of reference. I only reached this stage, but will finish this for personal work, or if the project gets the green light again. 
No matter the end purpose, I am having a lot of fun working up the composition, and considering it is in the rough stages, there is much work left to do. 
I will post more progress when I have completed a few more stages, so look for that in later posts, in addition to some upcoming projects. 
The images above are from thumbnail to rough pencil sketch, the lettering is a placeholder for now. Thanks for stopping by and please share and repost. 


DJ Premier 2013

is a new painting recently completed as a gift for my girlfriend Alicia. I know I have been away from Blogger for a little bit, and I apologize for this lapse. I will be posting again more frequently, but also want to let you know that I have been posting a bit more on Instagram. I am still figuring out the kinks of what I want to post, and where, but for now you can follow my work there, if you are on IG, my name is @deltondemarest if you would like to look it up.
DJ Premier is considered one of the most decorated and sought after producers and DJ's in hip-hop, the second portion of the legendary Gangstarr, if you don't know about him, you should look into it. 
I have a lot of great projects and news to share with you all, but for now this post with some good ol' fashioned process and detail shots will have to suffice. I really enjoyed working this piece, and also have been finding many great and talented folks on IG, one of whom actually had completed a digital painting of Primo, using the same reference. In a strange coincidence, he told me the palette he used and it was quite helpful, although creating a "traditional palette" with spraypaint is quite difficult, the overall tonal range of the "Zorn" palette were used here. Darion Falzon is the artists name whom showed me his digital painting, and the palette he used. He is also a seasoned plein air painter, and I have been inspired and gracious to talk about art and hip-hop with him, his handle on IG is @13thson, check him out.
Including using a "Zorn" mixture of spraypaints, I have been applying numerous glazes to the
more recent portraits in aerosol. The way I am doing this is kind of my own little secret, but maybe one day I
will do a small tutorial on shifting tones, and on colorizing a grey tone sketch.
I am pleased with this portrait, and the stretched proportions. It gives DJ Premiers look and demeanor a more impactful feel, but hey what do I know. The best part of this project was creating it as a gift for my loved one. Also that this particular DJ is one of her favorites, and the reference used was one she had wanted me to paint for some time. SO.....hope you enjoy your new painting my love!
 Look for more info on future paintings and projects in the near future.

"Primo" Aerosol on Board 18 x 24