Drawing with Deavone

They often say that life imitates art. Here at Wesleyan, Deavone (aka DeaDea) is all about his artwork. From graphic design to sketching, Deavone truly does it all! So, without further ado, allow us to introduce the man behind the art. 

What's your major?

My major is graphic design. I chose graphic design as my major because I know how to draw and I thought it would be something I enjoyed.

What do you plan to do with your major after you graduate?

I plan to start a clothing line after college called OC Apparel. The name stemmed from a term heavily used in Washington, DC. I want everyone to wear my clothes.

How long have you been drawing?

I've been drawing since the 8th grade. 

Is drawing a hobby or career path for you?

Drawing isn't a career path for me. Drawing for me was a method of coping with my anger at a young age. I had a bad temper and my art therapist would tell me to draw whenever I was mad.

What inspires you to draw?

My brother inspires me to draw and he's also an artist. My brother has been drawing all of his life. He’s about 21 now. The meaning of his work inspired me. He made one piece of work that had the Washington Monument and Michael Jackson in front of it with all these beautiful flares of art coming from his hands.

What's the most memorable piece of work you've done?

My most memorable piece of artwork that I have done would have to be my drawing of boxing gloves. When I drew the boxing gloves, it was originally for a costumer that wanted boxing gloves as a tattoo, but the customer backed out of the deal right before I was finished with them. 

How has living in DC affected your passion for drawing?

Living in DC has actually motivated to draw because it isn't a pretty city to look at and it often gets overlooked. Being able to create something that people actually like/ love says a lot to me. I feel like I'm putting the city on the map. I usually draw portraits of people or do paintings of famous cartoons.