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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

dready stingray girl


                        dready 'stingray girl' - 24x24 - limited edition HD archival pigment print

so there are a few ways to buy a dready ...

1. You can buy a print ... no really, you can, please do ... buy ... a ... print! a pretty reasonable priced way to own a dready and as there are only 99 in each series and I sell all over the world they end up being fairly un-common

2. you can ask me to make adjustments to a print series to make it special and special to you ... the changes to this allowed are fairly limited, I can add a thing, change a hair colour, adjust something to reflect you ... and so the price point is a minor increase.

3. you can get a spec original ... these dreadys are very difficult to find, 'cause I have sooooooo many commissions, projects and new print series to draw there are maybe 1 or 2 of these a year floating around and they don't float for long ... since they don't require any time for consultation and they come outta my head they're a little cheaper to buy than a commission.

4. . you can buy an original commission, I do plenty of these every year, they're cool, very cool ... these are pretty expensive and have long waiting lists now, but then they are pretty unique.

5. some people come to me with ideas or hopes and I see a print series in them ... the above is an example of that ... and so I can offer them a print price if they agree to let me make theirs one of 99 ...
it's cool, you get the kudos of being the inspiration for a thing and pay very little money.

cooooolness





dready art flip flops




               photo by Brie Williams of the best flip flops eva!

coolness ... not much more to say other than that ...

bless up!


dready - testing some shorts




                    dready orlebar brown shorts

patrick, who acts as agent for dready in London, has got himself a new pair of orlebar brown custom shorts in a dready design ...

it's a very cool idea, you take an image (preferably a dready one) in hi resolution and send it through the website and a month later they send you a pair of custom swim shorts ... how nice, eh!



big up!



dready s the day Adele came to visit (not a true story!)


                   dready art 'the jumper' - 44x20 - original commission

finding the ways to portray ideas is the most difficult part of the job ... i mean drawing's a pretty intense process but you don't even notice the difficulty of it, it's a joy and a release even ...

but you sit, I sit, and look at combinations of ideas, try stuff and give it up part way ... then the bones of this idea for instance came to me and time and time again I came back to trying to figure out how I'd get from the bare bones to the finished idea ...

all I can say is that it took a while.

I really liked this commission, it had some seriously lovely elements to it, not the least of which is the dogs, and what was/is their obviously fun and loving nature ...

jump up!



Tuesday, May 15, 2018

dready s here comes the hot steppa ...



                         dready art 'steppa' - 18x18 - limited edition HD archival pigment print

so dance life been bombarding me recently ...

Batabano was a week ago, and the road march pass right in front of our door ... social media was full full of street dance and the road itself ...  then followed the live music and art festival lineup ...
Kaaboo festival 2019 dropped it's lineup this morning ... and then this weekend Caymas come to town along with a crew of cousins.

and on top of that I had to do a dready that related to dancing ...

anyhow, so all of dat led to dis ... or at least led to the vibe that led to this ... and I love to dance, can't hear a reggae/dancehall track drop without the body wanting to step and dip ...

and always, always dance like nobody is watching you ...

movements ...




Thursday, May 10, 2018

dready southern stingray, caribbean variety



                    dready 'big gyal business' - 32x14 - limited edition HD archival pigment print


the southern stingray is a big thing in the cayman islands, stingray city gets an average of 800 visitors a day, with as many as 1500 at times.

the female of the species is much much larger than the male ... which, at least for cliche purposes, is just cool for the average caribbean man.

nuff niceness ...

big gyal ...



Thursday, May 3, 2018

dready the art of collaboration



                           dready art 'dickie and karen's cottage' - 40x14 - original commission on canvas

this dready is a great example of the interactive process in the final piece ... this is as much dickie and karen's dready as it is mine.

so when we do a dready, I draw it to a first draft, I then send that first draft to the clients and we work on it together from there to get what they're looking for.

the background to this is almost all me, although some adjustments happened, they didn't like a line here, a thing there ...

but how they ended up being portrayed, as a family, was far different than my first draft of them, as we worked through the process.

and that's nice ... it makes it very personal.

and just look at that amazing poinicana tree!

tree of life ...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

dready cowbwoy(?)



                   dready 'why they don't make more westerns in jamaica.' - 18x18 -
                                limited edition archival pigment print

I'm sure i've said this before, but its probably been a while - i've been trying to work simultaneously with traditional and evolved series', so that if i do something to do with a cowboy i try to do it with both kinds of dreadys.

traditional (stick figure) dreadys tend to be more about the caribbean cliche; the attitudes and exuberances that i grew up with and around ...

hattitude ...

(actually i should have named it that, cause my dooood has some serious hattitude!)



dready art - a girl's favourite pony



               dready s 'rosebuds and red stripes' - 17x26 - limited edition archival pigment print

she s a pretty good polo player, no slouch at 3 goals international, and she has a favourite pony named rosebud ... and so, ya know, when she said i could use her and her pony as models for a new print series man i was excited ...

besides that, a dappled grey is such a pretty colour on a horse ...

and she'd just been on a tour, with some other women, to jamaica - all red stripes and sea baths (well and the odd mountain edge wading pool) and so the name and the red stripe ...

cheers!