Last Saturday I had to chance to take part in my first ever art battle. The competition, called The Battle Of Art & Sol, was held in downtown Saginaw and featured 12 other awesome artists all competing for the prize of $500. Thanks to my friend Jared, who ran the event, I was able to do it digitally. That also meant hauling a big ass flat screen to the outside and praying my computer didn't break down on me.
I mean, it did (Thanks Apple). A lot. But I managed.
Unfortunately not enough to get the top prize but congrats to Becca Brown for winning the first prize and Jose Garcia for winning People's Choice. Will I do another art battle? Maybe. If I do I think I'd might want to try painting, or the Dave Chow method of using the power of the Sharpie on a canvas. But overall it was a great experience and I'm glad I had a chance to be a part of it.
I recently had the opportunity to talk to the lovely Olivia Brown for her site Olivia Brown's Dope Show where I talked about my art styles, music, KOBK, and the creation of The Red Book. That very interview is officially up for you all to read and enjoy so go check it out.