I recently got the honor to paint up north in my old stomping grounds. I grew up on the Northside of Chicago and I enjoy going there any chance I get. I painted sometime in September, 2020. I call this 'TSEL' a masterpiece because I want to get better and better each time I paint. So, it is always a privledge to do this since the time I was a child. To me, painting grafiti art is the best thing that makes me happy and something joyful to do for my culture and community.
Recently, I had the opportunity to work closely with friends and family to create a mural to show how we can support our community. This gave us the idea to spray paint a mural to depict what a community mural would look like with everyone involved. We had many people participate painting a huge mural spelling out "COMMUNITY" and we included the Chicago skyline and the Chicago flag. We painted the mural different colors to represent the different colors and diversity of people. Also included in the mural was a black arm raised to represent Black Lives Matter to us and our community.
There are many talented artists and some came together together to paint huge ducks to display as public art on Michigan Ave. Mario and I participated and we painted a duck representing Adele penguins of Antarctica doing sports and just chilling. Our goal and design for the duck to say anyone can do anything in any weather, as long as you have what it gots to do it, go for it. It was a challenge just to design and to represnt the skills of athletes who are competitive in their own special ways. Mario knew the harsh ways Adele life is for them and what the must do to survive and thrive in harsg conditions. We want to thank everyone involved and the efforts to bring this endeavor to life. These ducks are scattered on Michigan Ave for the public to see. Here are important links to follow and support. Thank you. Artists: Mario and Nino Rodriguez Special Olympics : Instagram: @specialolympicsillinois Tik Tok: @specialolympicsillinois Facebook: Special Olympics Illinois Twitter: @SO_Ill
I miss my friend YERZ, he was a talented man who left us early in 2019. I hardly paint with other artists and I wish I had painted more with YERZ. Everyone who knew him will forever be touched by his humor, big heart and honest soul. The entire TIC family misses him also. He will forever be tagged up by me and other.
I went back and uploaded new videos on my YouTube page. This is something I will be doing every week. Hopefully my channel can grow so I can show new content, art, designs and things I am up to. Thanks and subscribe to my tselone YouTube channel. "Lord Tizoc" Marker and Pencil on paper. 8"x 11" Title: "Creating Lord Tizoc" Starting the sketch.
My son Mario has had the best style in animal art that I have seen in a long time. It continues to inspire me and those that view his art. Ever since, Mario started drawing, sketching, and creating art, he has never ceased to withdrawl or not draw or sketch art, he has been doing this since day one. I like that because it shows dedication and respect for art. I have dedocated since day one, the TSEL name is 34 years old and going, and I have been an artist for almost 45 years. I will always post art my son Mario creates because, if he still makes art, I will always makje art and share it with the world.