Ojo Forever— Illustrated Dillon Ojo Tribute from Lucas Abadie

A beautiful tribute from Lucas Abadie. Over messaging, Lucas told us the project took about four months with 49,494 brush strokes on his graphic tablet, as well as 1,510 seperate paintings. His words below:

“Cette vidéo est un hommage rendu au snowboarder Dillon Charles Ojo, décédé à l'âge de 23 ans le 29 Juin 2018. Il était connu pour sa joie de vivre et sa bonne humeur communicative, ainsi que son style inimitable. Il était l'un des jeunes les plus prometteurs dans le milieu du street, notamment avec sa dernière vidéo part dans la production " LANDLINE " de Vans qui est considérée par beaucoup comme LA vidéo de l'année. 
Ainsi, j'ai voulu rendre hommage à Dillon en reprenant les images et les instants les plus marquants de sa jeune carrière, en mettant en avant son talent avec des feuilles et de la peinture. En résulte un mélange d'animations, d'aquarelles et d'instants de vie, qui je l'espère, refléteront assez fidèlement son style et sa personnalité, qui resteront dans les mémoires.

DILLON OJO FOREVER

“This video is a tribute to the snowboarder Dillon Charles Ojo, who died at the age of 23 on June 29, 2018. He was known for his joie de vivre and his good communicative mood, as well as his inimitable style. He was one of the most promising young people in the street scene, especially with his latest video part of Vans’ LANDLINE production, which is considered by many to be THE video of the year. Thus, I wanted to pay homage to Dillon by taking again the images and the most striking moments of his young career, by putting forward his talent with leaves and painting. The result is a mix of animations, watercolors and moments of life, which I hope will reflect fairly faithfully his style and personality, which will remain in the memories.”

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