mr_shotts The purveyor of my #smiles and a #blessing upon my life. Though I learned the #true meaning of #christmas long ago, just seeing a smile on my #mommy face easily puts me in the #holiday #spirit

#merrychristmas

#bkallday #usies #motherandson #blackisbeautiful #blackexcellence #locs #natural #igetitfrommymomma #instagood #love #longhairdontcare
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mr_shotts Yesterday was a #goodday, and today is shaping up to be even better
than that. Not due to it being #christmaseve or even the #holiday
season in general but because I am #encouraged. The current state of
the #world is that of despondence and deterioration and it is so easy
to fall right in line with the feeling of despair; yet I'm reminded
everyday be it through family or friends to keep pushing, keep living.

I love my people for that, since we lead by example, watching them do
the exact same thing makes it that much easier to fall in line with
the feeling of hope....we reinforce each others #faith.

Being up in the middle of the night and pondering on things of the
such more often than not end up with some type of #signage....this is
a #reflection of that musing.

#art #illustration #thirtydaysofthirty #type #typography #design
#cosmos #universe #galaxy #pen #pencil #sketch #stars #love
#goodvibesonly #inspiration #motivation #instaart #followmyart
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mr_shotts Anyone who knows me, knows that I love me
some #anime. I've been designing some
#characters that I eventually want to use in
a #comicbook, With the designing of my
own #characters I was #inspired by the
twins from the #cartoon 'Soul Eater"
however through some serendipitous
youtubing found myself taking some
#styling cues from one of my #chidhood
favorites "Jem and the Holograms"
#dontjudgeme lol

#art #illustration #design #blackisbeautiful
#handdrawn #thirtydaysofthirty #fashion
#womensfashion #tshirtdesign
#characterdesign #swag #cosmos
#universe #galaxy #swag #followmyart
#fresh #instaart
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mr_shotts My third piece on #tonalpaper turned out to
be an exercise in #discovery. With this piece,
of my homie @howietheprince, I found that I
work better on a smaller format, and I also
found that I great take great #joy in
illustrating nuances and #details. Funny
enough this #work as opposed to the others
probably was the easiest to execute due to
the amount of #fun I had illustrating that
sweater lol.

#artist #art #illustration #thirtydaysofthirty
#pen #pencil #sketch #drawing #photoshop
#longhairdontcare #love #instaart #followmyart
#pointillism #patience #crown #fashion
#basiquat #blackisbeautiful
#blackmenwithsyle
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mr_shotts My second time around with the #tonalpaper I decided to do my #sister @flashyjazzy. With this piece, I got to implement an idea that I had swimming in my head for some time; put the #galaxy in some #hair. As I got better with my #stipple shading technique, I found that the #paper itself is very unforgiving when you start to run out of #ink lol.
#artist #art #illustration #thirtydaysofthirty #pen #pencil #sketch #drawing #photoshop #longhairdontcare #love #instaart #followmyart #pointillism #patience #details #fashion #eyes #blackisbeautiful #family #friend #womensfashion
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mr_shotts On the suggestion of the homie @klever_art, I took at stab at #illustrating on #tonalpaper. It was a lil awarkward at first honestly speaking, but I realized that he was right when he said it would make my work #pop more. The results: my first piece of my mommy @keiora1248. Since alot of my #work in #monochrome I tried to add a lil more #color than usual.

#art #illustration #thirtydaysofthirty #pen #ink #pencil #sharpie #micron #photoshop #blackisbeautifull #womensfashion #couture #fashion #dress #universe #galaxy #love # pointillism #instaart #followmyart
2w
  •   klever_art Love it! .. You scanned this piece right? 2w
  •   mr_shotts Thanks bro @klever_art, and yes I did. 2w
  •   klever_art Ok little tip .. The light from the scanner will brighten up your image .. Go to the "levels" tool if you have photoshop not sure if you have it ..and adjust the levels tell it looks exactly how you can see it in person .. It's something I learn to work with scanning these toned papers 2w
  •   mr_shotts @klever_art Thanks bro, I actually do have photoshop, I normally play with the levels on the black and white pieces, but im gonna use it on the tonal works.  2w

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mr_shotts A Taste
Enough to whet the palette
But not enough to quell the hunger
And with this sampling my #heart amped, and it
Begins to ponder
Would I be forward to let singles leave my wallet?
A Taste
Given then taken with the quickness
And in its absence
I surmise that the prize between your thighs
Fuels my abstinence
Worked over weakness.
A Taste
Got my tongue type slack
Talking all types naughty
And to my recollection I’ve been able to see past my erection
But damn its so pretty
(lol) Got me not knowing how to act.
A Taste
Has got me tamed
Obediently subordinate
With the complexities of this entity being so #sexy
My thoughts become inundate
And it’s a shame  A taste
Has my often-tight lip ready to confess
And it just doesn’t make any sense
To my recollection I’ve been able to see past the erection
Yet I’ve become surprisingly dense
Obliviously to how I obsess.  A Taste
Given then taken with quickness
And in its absence
I surmised that the prize between your thighs
Fuels my abstinence
But I no longer see it as weakness
A taste
Unintentionally rescued me
Made me privy to to what I was missing
And if in time I can’t claim this paradigm
I can’t deny my heart will go into remission
Cuz your the only one I want to see
A Taste
Hung before me serendipitously
Making it easy to see
The lames before had no substance to their claims
Apparently
And its profundity speaks so clearly
So with that taste, I no longer waste time,  I sit and wait, contemplate, when it’ll be mine. And through this morsel, my disposition no longer dismal. Cuz although I only got a taste, the very thought of continues to put a smile on my face.

#thirtydaysofthirty #poetry #illustration #art #digitalart #pointillism #pen #pencil #ink #inmyownwords #drawing #artimitateslife #micron #instaart #followmyart #universe #galaxy #lips
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mr_shotts I've found that sometimes when using two different brands of pens you can have varying effects due to the companies using different #inks I believe. That probably would have been a "duh moment for most people, but it was an "aha" moment for me once I realized I couldn't match the skin tone of one leg lol.

#artist #blackisbeautiful #art #illustration #pencil #pen #photoshop #sharpie #figure #mixedmedia #pointillism ##thirtydaysofthirty #souldesigns #womensfashion #couture  #fashion  #accessories  # hair #universe #galaxy #love #instaart #followmyart #pursueprogress
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mr_shotts This piece, a #stylized #portrait of my homie @firetootherain was actually my first time taking drawing from a #photo reference up a notch.  What I wanted was to take what was already a #dope shot and expound on the idea with the #galaxy motif.

#art #illustration #pen #pencil #paint #sharpie #photoshop #love #artist #pointillism #inspiration #motivation#artistneedotherartist #thirtydaysofthirty #souldesigns #followmyart #universe #goodvibes #instaart
3w

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mr_shotts Supplementary #artwork I did for the good folks at @chapterofundstg and their #Meta event over the summer.

This #piece along with the mission behind #chapterofunderstanding really helped me gain a new #perspective on #art and the people who #create it. I'm looking forward to making more connections and creating even greater works with them.

#souldesigns #illustration #minimalism #minimalist #pen #pencil #mixmedia #pointillism #drawing #sketch #instaart #thirtydaysofthirty #followmyart #collaborate #artistneedotherartist #love #goodvibes #bond #suicideawareness #galaxy
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mr_shotts #tbt

The first in a series of #fatherandson & #motheranddaughter pieces. I can honestly say that this particular piece did make me think outside the box, with it being the first time I made two figures with the #galaxy motif; I had to think a lil harder as to not make them be repetitive or redundant.

With that being said, I do like the end result lol.

#art #illustration #thirtydaysofthirty #minimalism #minimalist #pen #pencil #pointillism #artist #family #love #bond #instaart #followmyart #universe #mensfashion #kids #snapback #camo
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mr_shotts *for whatever reason the original #post was deleted, so there's a possibility I may have been reported for the #firsttime smh; I guess if it happens again I know my #followers aren't to keen on maimed #animals Something #different; playing with #textures (and if you have been following me for a while you'd know I have an affinity for #monkeys A portion of a bigger #piece thats nearly #complete

#1 #newartalert #thirtydaysofthirty #art #illustration #wildlife #peta lol #minimalism #minimalist #pen #ink #drawing #sketch #hatching #instaart #freehand #artist #followmyart
3w

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Normal Jason Gaskins
mr_shotts I turned 30 earlier this year (back in January) and throughout the year I have been working find an ascetic that I was comfortable with as well as voice for my writings. With "#thirtydaysofthirty I wanted to share with my #followers the 30 pieces that came about from this venture.

So if by now you didn't know that I #draw and #write...by the next 30 #posts you will lol
*and I do know there are 31 days in this month..but you always have to have one for good luck* #art #illustration #typography #design #handmade #type #pheonix #universe #galaxy
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Normal Jason Gaskins
mr_shotts My #sister @keiora21 and I doing what we do best (my mommy @keiora1248 hides her phone every time we're together #familyfirst

#usies #siblings #blackisbeautiful #blackexcellence even when we're being #silly #thanksgiving #instagood #love #beardgang #noshavenovember
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mr_shotts My #family is small but they're all I got. It's a #blessing to have people to remind you of yourself when you get besides yourself. We don't always get along, but I wouldn't trade them for anything....cuz we're all we got #familyfirst

#usies #blackisbeautiful #blackexcellence even when we're being #silly #thanksgiving #instagood #love
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