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Baduist Monk by Joey-Zero Baduist Monk by Joey-Zero
Sorta over-stimulated right now... I had a bunch of half-done sketches and this was the product of one of them... The ever-so-lovely Erykah Badu in a sorta goddess-type state (she already sorta is, but I just exaggerated on it a little bit).

I found a pic on her myspace page that I dug, and I drew it out on paper first to get a feel for what I wanted to do (I might post that too), and then just re-drew it in Illustrator alongside the pic.

Semi-inspired by my Boots Riley joint. I just fucking love drawing fros.
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:iconfoxboogs:
FoxBoogs Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
I absolutely love this. She is amazing, and this art speaks volumes to her. Thanks for this, brotha!
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Ken-Javar Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love this
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the-fallen-one3 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
She is Wonderful...! AND that was b4 I saw her nude! No wonder men lose their minds with her!!! lol! Nice Piece! I mean the drawing!! lol! Aww Heck, and her too!! lol! :love:
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AZBROWN4U Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
ssiiiiiccckkk
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:iconkattyzu:
KattyZu Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist
!!!nice
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:iconstartledcow:
startledcow Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
this is great!! wow really stands out.
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:iconstartledcow:
startledcow Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
we loved your art so much, we featured it at our Design Barn at [link] ! :dance:
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tach-n Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009
Awsome! Love Badu & love the piece. The style more than anything just does it for me, neck fro 'n all! Great stuff.
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tombsdigger Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009
Amazing!!I love the bubbles/hairs, and construction-lines in the face.
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:iconcrymz:
crymz Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009
love erything about this. too nicee:D
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:iconramparts:
ramparts Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009
bloody love her and this!great work!
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celticfenian Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009
very nice (check this-[link]) guaranteed you will like. ain't she fine?

i was half expecting to see a portrait of jeru on here; also the del was cool "people havin' memory loss, they don't remember i'm the boss..."

-k
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:iconjoey-zero:
Joey-Zero Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Wow that was awesome. I especially liked the Chaka Khan one, and I ALWAYS had a crush on Sade.

I need to find an old Jeru drawing I did from waaaay back in high school.
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celticfenian Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
let me know when you got it.
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Lak0st Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
WOW! SUPER! SUPER! SUPER! SUPER! SUPER! SUPER! SUPER! SUPER! SUPER! SUPER! SUPER! SUPER! SUPER! SUPER! SUPER!
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KGOODNER Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009
INCREDIBLE WORK BRO! THE QUEEN IS FULLY REPRESENTED IN THIS ONE!
PEACE!
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jclems312 Featured By Owner May 20, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
look, it's afro samurai's mom. :D
just kidding, good work.
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SneakyFerret Featured By Owner May 20, 2009   Digital Artist
badutastic :)
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Ek0s Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008  Student
so sexy :+fav:
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:iconjoey-zero:
Joey-Zero Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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:iconjtorrevillas:
JTorrevillas Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
this is pretty i adore erykah,, likewise to this piece ^^
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:iconjoey-zero:
Joey-Zero Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I do too.
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:iconjtorrevillas:
JTorrevillas Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
ur welcome ^^ she's a honey,,
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DAnemisis2002 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008
Man i would Love this as a Print
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:iconjoey-zero:
Joey-Zero Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
It could happen eventually...
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:iconmath52:
math52 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008
how did you do those colors? O.o it's awesome!
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:iconjoey-zero:
Joey-Zero Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Adobe Illustrator, and then some tweaking in photoshop.
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:iconfirless:
Firless Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008
Great one :)


Look please! [link]
;)
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:iconjoey-zero:
Joey-Zero Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks... Geez, they could've at least given me some credit for it.
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rottingapple Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008
I love Erykah Badu. This is amazing.
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:iconjoey-zero:
Joey-Zero Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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estoniette Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008
respectahhh!
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fallout75 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008
This is dope! I'm diggin' it.
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:iconquebishop:
quebishop Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
I hate being gone for so damn long.....I miss cool pieces.....nice work, as always.
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:iconboncek:
boncek Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008
I simply love it!
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linoc182 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008
Fantastic !
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fessa303 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008
How many layers did you use for this one? Im in an illustrator class myself and jus learning the basics. I doubt my school can teach as much you know! All your vector art rocks!
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Joey-Zero Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Hmm... Good question! In terms of actual layers in the layers palatte, this is all done on one layer. But I use transparencies and create a bunch of shapes overlapping each other, and adjust the transparency and opacity to get the look I want. There's probably a little over 100 shapes in this piece.
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fessa303 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008
O wow! I might have to play around with that. I have a habit of making all my shapes on new layers! ha ha
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islandboy1 Featured By Owner May 23, 2008
wow wee.thtas all i can say! wait no! wow
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nikkitan Featured By Owner May 2, 2008   Interface Designer
it`s really perfect!!!!u`re cool!!!
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:iconjoey-zero:
Joey-Zero Featured By Owner May 5, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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JohnnyRocker666 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
So beautiful.
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:iconjoey-zero:
Joey-Zero Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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lizkel Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008
The style is great, but I think it's the overall composition that really makes it powerful. The warm glow, that fro, brilliant!
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:iconjoey-zero:
Joey-Zero Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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glampop Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
nice n lovely
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:iconjoey-zero:
Joey-Zero Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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Kassworkshop Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2008  Professional General Artist
Beautiful artwork!! :hug:
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Joey-Zero Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks again!
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