unity

every day this week the waves have crept stealthily close to the front lines of families sitting unawares underneath umbrellas, hoping to catch amateur-beachers by surprise and wipe out their colorful and sadly unfortified establishments. seasoned families including our little tribe pile all of our belongings onto chairs and strollers, and build trenches in front… Continue reading unity

:.:in trench i’m not alone:.:

06/09/19 the stage went black and the cheering of thousands of ecstatic banditøs was ear-splitting. that didn't stop you from adding your own voice. the moment we had all been waiting for was here - the curtain fell dramatically from the ceiling and the bass began booming. the flaming car slowly rose from beneath the… Continue reading :.:in trench i’m not alone:.:

:.:in trench i’m not alone | a prologue:.:

last night was columbus night 2 - the final stop of the bandito tour. and wow, has it been a ride. this era will be legendary. with 95+ shows all around the world i can't even begin to list the iconic things things that have taken place since the end of the hiatus last summer… Continue reading :.:in trench i’m not alone | a prologue:.:

tribute to vessel ⊬

so far in my #cliqueart journey i've drawn lyrical-focused versions of trench and blurryface. going backwards in album releases we come to 2013 and the band's Fueled by Ramen label debut - Vessel. perhaps one of their most genre-bending and powerfully-messaged albums, Vessel is a fan favorite for good reason. the aesthetic and theme colors… Continue reading tribute to vessel ⊬

you’re an angel fallen down

Ruby - a song lost to most of the world but so wrenchingly beautiful that those who know it keep it close to their hearts - like the precious gem it is. Don't be alarmed ... it takes a while for you to see beyond the dark, pulsing melodies, the desperate screaming, the seeming bitterness… Continue reading you’re an angel fallen down

melt into the sunshine: a sketch

sitting on a broken beach chair beneath the shade of the enormous maple in the front yard. it's 4:42 p.m. and the sunshine is golden - a rich, shimmering golden that embraces you with every beam that touches your shoulder. the sky is blue almost to a fault - the brilliance seems more like a… Continue reading melt into the sunshine: a sketch

before you start your day

open the slits in your face and start your day a lot of the trial of getting up in the morning is opening your eyes - and keeping them open. that drowsy alternate-self tugs at the slits in your faces, pulling them shut. but once we've opened them, and kept them open, our day has… Continue reading before you start your day

tribute to blurryface |-/

My hands are black from the pencil pigment and I thought of Tyler's, just as black, during the rebel era that was blurryface. this was definitely the hardest album cover drawing I've done ... copying the tiny patterns from the original cover was so tedious that it took a full night of drawing to finish.… Continue reading tribute to blurryface |-/

tribute to trench ||-//

trench album art here is my very first #cliqueart in the amazing TØP fandom ... I started it in class one day on the back of the quiz and it steadily grew throughout the semester until it filled the page. the feedback I got from my banditos was so positive and encouraging that I've decided… Continue reading tribute to trench ||-//