Thursday, November 8, 2012

Something For The Blunted...

Afternoon all. As ever, life has been crazy, but not so crazy that I didn't have time to flip another new Hip Hop vector illustration.

Cypress Hill were the first Hip Hop act I ever saw live - way back in the mid '90s, touring their breakthrough smash, 'Black Sunday' - supported by another couple of favourites of mine, Lords of The Underground and Funkdoobiest at Brixton Academy. The show was bonkers, and a great introduction to live Hip Hop.

Since then, I've seen Cypress Hill perform a number of times, and have been a longterm, loyal fan. To pay my respects, I knocked up this illustration and thought I'd share it with you.

Check it out below (click to enlarge), and feel free to drop a comment.

All the best,

Mark 563

Thursday, October 25, 2012

That's When Ya Lost...

Afternoon folks. Here's my latest vector illustration homage to a classic Hip Hop album. For this installment, I flipped the West Coast, Hieroglyphics crew, Souls Of Mischief banger, '93 'Til Infinity'.

Check it out below, and feel free to let me know what you reckon.

All the best,

Mark 563 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

They Want EFX...

Back again. I know, I know, I don't update this place nearly as much as I would like to, but real life demands too much of my time. Still, hopefully a new post today will keep you guys satisfied for a while.

This time, I'm back on track with my album illustrations, and this one's a fitting choice, considering the artists in question are about to hit Melbourne for their first ever Australian tour. I've long been a ridiculously crazed Das EFX fan, so felt turning my hand to a sketch of their incredible debut album, 'Dead Serious', was long overdue.

Make sure you check out their live show if you can, and have a butchers at my illustration below (click to enlarge).


Mark 563

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Welcome To The Terrordome...

Afternoon all. I’ve been on a massive Public Enemy tip for the last few weeks. I’d like to say I dusted off my vinyl copies of ‘Yo! Bum Rush The Show’, ‘It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back’ and ‘Fear Of A Black Planet’ and give them a good spin, but my turntables have been packed away for a while now (making room for the family), so instead, I’ve been listening to those three timeless albums on my iPhone, making my journey to and from work all the more enjoyable.

Inspired by my music choice, I decided to knock up this Public Enemy tribute vector illustration.

Check it out below (click to enlarge), and let me know what you think.

All the best,

Mark 563 

Thursday, May 10, 2012


Yes yes y’all.

Another album illustration. This one is for Compton’s own DJ Quik, and his bedut album from 1991 ‘Quik Is The Name’.

Check it out below, and feel free to leave a comment.

Have a good weekend,

Mark 563


Thursday, April 19, 2012

Let me Ride...

What’s going on? Busy as ever here, which has meant personal artwork has taken a bit of a back seat. That said, I finally finished off another album illustration. Check it out below, I’m sure you’ll recognise the classic Dr. Dre ‘The Chronic’ album.

Have a butchers, and feel free to leave some feedback.

Cheers, big-ears,

Mark 563

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Who Got The Props...

What’s good people? I’ve got a new album illustration for you. This time it’s a personal favourite of mine from the early 1990s – Black Moon’s ‘Enta Da Stage’.

Have a look below and let me know what you reckon.

All the best,

Mark 563

Thursday, February 9, 2012

High Rollers...

Back again with another album illustration. This time it’s my take on the West Coast classic ‘Power’ by the legendary Ice-T.

Have a look below (click to enlarge) and let me know what you think.


Mark 563