Artist Ryan Humphrey Creates Funky Hip Hop Portraits

By: Itai Buenahora - Mar 23, 2014
References: society6 & lifelounge.au
Artist Ryan Humphrey put his interpretive imagination to paper with his interpretive hip hop portraits that feature some of today's most iconic artists.

In his portraits, he takes disparate elements from pop culture and throws them into a creative blender, furthermore drinking his resulting beverage and spilling it out onto the canvas. He has a childlike style and uses texta and watercolor. A predominant figure in his drawings are manatees.

With his interpretive hip hop portraits, he explores the likes of a Beyonce Hulk figure, Chris Brown as a punching bag, a fish-like "Mackerelmore," a bear-like "Ewocka-Flocka-Flame," and Frank Ocean hugging a flower vase, among many others.

The hilariously imaginative portraits feature the colorful personalities of each artist and embody the creative mind of this wacky, interpretive artist.