It’s been a long time since I really sat down and did some vector work. Sometimes, I get the urge to just sit down and create something. No matter how long it takes, just sit down and do it. In the end, I am usually happy with the outcome, it being something that I produced with my own talent and skill. This piece is of Malcolm X (El Hajj Malik El Shabazz).
I tend to do creative pieces inspired by those who inspire me. When I was in the eighth grade, I read Malcolm X’s autobiography simply because I viewed him as an enigmatic character. He was a name I always heard about during black history month, yet he wasn’t as widely discussed as Martin Luther King, Jr. I wanted to know more about him. Little did I know, but reading his autobiography would serve as a gateway into much deeper reading and intense self-education. While the other kids at school were reading Harry Potter and Twilight (that is if they were reading at all), I was reading Malcolm X, Richard Wright, Langston Hughes, and Zora Neale Hurston. His autobiography was the first though, my introduction to what I call my “real” education.