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Check Out Kevin Burnett Jr’s Story

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kevin Burnett Jr.

Hi Kevin, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
I was going through some old stuff from like second grade and noticed this poem I wrote. It says I will never stop doing art in like a diamond shape. So what I’m really trying to say is I’ve kinda always been on my art grind. From pausing Dragon Ball Z and tracing the screen to attending events and showcasing but what really thrusted the business aspect of it was the passing of my dog, Pippa. It gave my passion a purpose that wasn’t solely selfish or atleast to me anyways. It’s kinda crazy to think that if it didn’t happen, I might not be here today doing this. I think about that often actually Lol. 

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not, what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
Man ol man, I think the biggest struggle is quality relationships. Finding individuals who actually understand what it takes to get where you are headed. Too many times I have been in situations where if I was just a better person at that time, it would’ve worked out, but as an individual, I’m able to use those failures for a lesson learned.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
So check it out. I’m an Artist here in the Houston area. Been doing it professionally since 2014. Spicy Champloo is the name of the art directive, and if you don’t know me, I go by Spicy. Spicy Champloo started off as just creating drawings for friends, but in seven years, it’s progress has been such an amazing experience to be a part of. We’ve definitely grown with our passion for creating artwork from traditional style, digital style, and even into sculpting. Sculpting is definitely my personal end game goal with my gift. As I grew so did the business. We started branching into mass media, videography, photography, broadcasting. Which is now our channel, Stay Up TV, with my partners Stixx and Cam. The beauty of the whole thing, too, is it all compliments each other so when we give it our all on something, you can see it reflect through the work.

What really trips me out is I use to think I wasn’t ever gonna create a book. Then one day my book got finished. Then I started another and that book got finished. Crazy how doubt like that hindered me for the longest cause not only did I end up publishing three books I have two more in the tuck. Crazy how it all works, ya know.

Before we let you go, we’ve got to ask if you have any advice for those who are just starting out?
Create until you develop your style. Once you have a style, push that style, give the world a new perspective. Stay humble, respectfully. Understand if you seek growth, you must water yourself. In other words, make sure you putting in hours for the craft if you want to reap the rewards. Results aren’t always the same day.

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