Posted on June 22, 2022
I just released a new album of instrumentals on docpop.bandcamp.com
It’s free, so go download it now!
I originally wrote and released “Quarantined Beats (And Inside Voices)” in May of 2020 with the help of some friends and instrumentalists from all over the world. I sing and rap on a bunch of songs, but most tracks feature lyrics and vocals by other artists. I love how it all turned out, but was particularly proud of the beats. It’s been two years since the original release, so I thought it would be fun to release the instrumentals by themselves. I hope you enjoy!
Posted on June 3, 2022
These donut shaped yo-yos were given away at a Dunkin’ Donuts grand opening back in 1948. They are fixed axle with large holes that run through the middle. I asked my friend John Higby to paint on the sprinkles and cream. To be honest, they used to look more like bagels than donuts.
Posted on May 29, 2022
I love making art on my iPad, but I often miss that raw, hand-made aesthetic I used to get before I started making digital art. Lately I’ve been experimenting with creating paper cut-out style art in Procreate, and I’m digging the results. Here’s an example:
And here’s another cut-out style piece I created inspired by a prompt on Twitter:
To create this look in Procreate, I start with a simple sketch, then use layer masks to turn a shape on a layer into something that looks like a piece of apper. I learned about this technique in this short video:
Posted on May 15, 2022
I went on a long hike with some friends recently and found this trick as I was walking around. I was carrying something in my left hand, so I kept trying to find one-handed yo-yo tricks I could do with my right hand. I ended up finding a nice back-of-the-hand stall that also worked well with a responsive/counterweight set up.
These types of back of the hand stalls aren’t knew, I just like the aerial toss into a stall. You can see another version a counterweight back of the hand stall in this old video of mine too (around three minutes in).