Original Art, "RAKIM" Rendering on Paper

Image of Original Art, "RAKIM" Rendering on Paper

8.5 X 11 inches. 2015. Rendering on Paper

This a classic Cortes blackbook piece. A conversation with friends about the top 5 rappers of all time inspired this piece. Cortes felt that the New York based rapper, Rakim, was the G.O.A.T. Cortes illustrated the MC in a surreal desert landscape and included Rakim's name in wildstyle graffiti lettering.
The piece was sketched in colored pencil first to give texture and form, then carefully worked over with markers.

Shipped and delivered with cardboard backing to ensure safe delivery.