"Living Room" by Paul Abadilla

J Dilla's music has permeated my life's soundtrack since I started listening to The Pharcyde in the 90s, and even more so when Slum Village came to prominence during my formative years in college during the early 2000s. Here is a recent illustration in tribute to him, zoning-in, in his living room studio.

The original artwork is a collage of cut paper and acrylic paint on hot press board.

Cover Art: UFO by Oteb N Solrac by Paul Abadilla

This past month, I had the opportunity to illustrate/design the cover art for rising DJ/Producer duo (twins) OtebNSolrac's forthcoming single, UFO - featuring Bay Area rap icon, Mistah F.A.B., alongside Milla, and Devon Blair.

I was captivated by the song from my first listen, and knew I had to jump on. The song is fun, hyped, and definitely in-tune with the bouncy sound of Bay Area #slaps, yet unique to the Twins' fusion of Hip-Hop and Electronica sounds. 

UFO is due to release February 9 on all digital platforms (iTunes, Spotify, etc.).

Invisibl Skratch Picklz - SF Show Poster by Paul Abadilla

This past December, I had the great honor to collaborate with my friends at Thud Rumble and pioneering DJ / turntablist band, the Invisibl Skratch Piklz (DJs QBert, D-StylesShortkut, Mix Master Mike, and DJ Apollo) to create their official show poster. We did a limited run, each hand-numbered and signed by yours truly. The poster was for sale exclusively at the show, followed by a signing with the DJs.

The artwork itself was done in mixed media (acrylic, paper, and collage), on 11" x 17" board.


Bay Area Creative Connection by Paul Abadilla

I'm happy to announce that I'll be participating in this year's Bay Area Creative Connection, courtesy of The Animation Collaborative and The Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco this coming Saturday, March 11.

BACC is a great opportunity to meet animation industry professionals, and gain great insight on design and the film-making process through a series of lectures and workshops. If you're a student or someone looking to spruce up their portfolio, make sure to take advantage of the portfolio review sessions.

As a guest speaker, my talk will start at 12:45. I'd love to see you out there - please come by and say hello! Tickets and more information about BACC can be found on the official event site.