Some of my artwork

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posted on Feb, 19 2012 @ 08:57 AM
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Don't you dare trash any of your paintings! I really liked what I saw and think you should start your own thread to show your work. I loved your tree and how you used the perspective - it looks alive.Great use of color too. You have NOTHING to be ashamed or embarrassed about with work that good.
I'd love it if you wanted to share more and I'm sure I'm not alone in that thought.




posted on Feb, 19 2012 @ 11:12 AM
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Thanks for your art work...So nice to see a person with a lot of various ways of creating pictures.....Although I do love the first pic best with the yellow car. I would love a large copy of that for my wall, I think you should try and sell these, people would love them.........keep it up..



posted on Feb, 19 2012 @ 11:21 AM
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Sweet art dood!
Im diggin the ship and sea circle one!and is that last one a Pho shop
??



posted on Feb, 19 2012 @ 11:36 AM
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Your a amazing artist, I really like the second picture. If I saw that in a gallery I would probably buy it.



posted on Feb, 19 2012 @ 11:47 AM
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Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us. I have so enjoyed spending my Sunday morning with a good cup of coffee taking a long look at your work. I am not a student of art in any way, shape or form and could not even begin to visualize a concept and then bring it to life like you have the talent to do. I am just an average Jane who loves art in all of it's various forms.

One piece in particular, the 3rd from the bottom in your OP, totally took me in and captivated me. It was not until one of my dogs barked snapping me out of my daydream, that I realized I'd been gazing at it for about 20 minutes or so. That is real talent.

So again, thank you so much for sharing and should you feel compelled to share more at a later time, I for one would love it!
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posted on Feb, 19 2012 @ 11:58 AM
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Wow!

The old car in the city and the rocket painting are fantastic! Actually, they all are, but those two were my favorite.



posted on Feb, 19 2012 @ 01:25 PM
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Excellent work there.

Thanks for sharing it with us.

I'd like to point out my favourite, but they all have something which appeals to me in different ways.

Colours are awesome, and the composition feels really nicely balanced (Actually, I was particularly struck by the second one, but the others are superb too.)
I can see a few similarities to my own work, but I haven't uploaded any yet, apart from my avatar.

All the very best: )



posted on Feb, 19 2012 @ 02:49 PM
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Originally posted by Asktheanimals
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I'm glad if any of us here can give you positive pressure to create more. I meant every word and comes from someone who spent years studying art history and sold their work through galleries in NY and Tokyo. I've seen work of far less quality than yours selling for big money and I can honestly say I don't think I've seen any work that was better than yours.

Your depth of knowledge in art history is something that really adds to what you do - it gives you a flexibility in how you present the subject. I can readily see the influences of impressionism, mannerism, roccoco, cubism, etc but that doesn't matter because your work incorporates the elements from them that add to what you are doing without being confined by them. That's to say you don't allow yourself to be limited by stylistic convention. Bravo!

I'm sure you are aware of this but maybe it's nice if someone else notices too, eh?

Thanks for posting more of your work. It's great to see an artist so free and who enjoys the process so much - sometimes doing things for a living can take the inspiration out of it. I think that happened to me. I don't love to do artwork like I did once. Don't know if other interests became more important or if I just burned out on it.

One last thing; there will always be critics of your work. People who will trash it to make themselves feel better. Forget them and forget people like me who will tell you what you do is great. It's what YOU think and what YOU feel about that's important. If you can satisfy yourself then that is good enough.


Every comment, good or bad, encourages me to work. My ego has gotten a healthy enough boost to paint for the rest of my life, gladly. My ego is just the moderator between Id the the Superego and is my true self, who I really am since it represents what I wish to become.

When creating, I am not even conscious usually of all the "isms" I'm using, heck I don't even remember all the isms! But yes it's insanely refreshing to be acknowledged for not living inside a box. A box is a form of prison so many of us are trapped in some metaphorical way. Why wouldn't art be my expression of freedom?


As for burnout I've come close. But maybe I'm blessed with less than regular work that pays well enough, and a frugal upbringing and lifestyle? I'm never sure... but when I attempt to pray, meditate, or scry (douse. tarot, you name it, chicken blood. goat hair, shamanic mumbo jumbo!) it always points back to art in some way. I think they call that a message LOL!

And honestly I was hoping for some harsher and possibly negative feedback. I know of these breed of trolls, that can feed off others misery. My art has something in common with them. My bottom line on any single piece is to get a response, that's it. My art is something I put as much of myself into as I could manage, and it does not like to be ignored by design.

I paint MANY female studies (all the greats have, and who can blame them, women ARE beautiful!!). But mine tend to have a raw quality I'm told (even tho they have other words for it), and I see the response on some women's face. I'm a man and I'm honest about the physical aspects I find attractive about women, and some find this offensive. I'm OK with that really.

Great advice and kind words, again, thanks! I'd really like to see your work too, if you're comfortable



posted on Feb, 19 2012 @ 03:11 PM
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Originally posted by davethebear
Thanks for your art work...So nice to see a person with a lot of various ways of creating pictures.....Although I do love the first pic best with the yellow car. I would love a large copy of that for my wall, I think you should try and sell these, people would love them.........keep it up..


That's hanging on my mom's wall, she loves it. The rocket ship triptych is on my dad's. When I create simple, fast concepts for gifts they often turn out some of my best work. If I had a better image of that I'd say just make a decent laser print and frame it. I don't care if people steal my art, I don't care how you obtain my images to be able to see or enjoy them either. I look at it like Freeware. If you enjoy it you will hopefully show your appreciation in some way that will matter to both of us.


Sweet art dood!
Im diggin the ship and sea circle one!and is that last one a Pho shop ??


That piece was part of my art history final, Backwards towards a new world. Its a painted plywood box with dead Seminole Indians and flat world map, then a painted 12" ceramic road turtle with Columbus's 3 ships. I was at a loss for the motor to make it spin, so I mounted an old windshield wiper motor, and guess which direction it just happened to rotate? BACKWARDS! Yes art has beautiful coincidences in it don't it? And yes that last piece is of a ficticious Pho place, I'm glad that's obvious



Your a amazing artist, I really like the second picture. If I saw that in a gallery I would probably buy it.
Luckily for me I have friends who support me at times, that painting is owned by one of these good friends.


Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us. I have so enjoyed spending my Sunday morning with a good cup of coffee taking a long look at your work. I am not a student of art in any way, shape or form and could not even begin to visualize a concept and then bring it to life like you have the talent to do. I am just an average Jane who loves art in all of it's various forms.

One piece in particular, the 3rd from the bottom in your OP, totally took me in and captivated me. It was not until one of my dogs barked snapping me out of my daydream, that I realized I'd been gazing at it for about 20 minutes or so. That is real talent.

So again, thank you so much for sharing and should you feel compelled to share more at a later time, I for one would love it!


It means alot to me to hear you say that. I'm not painting for the art crowd, or the critic. I paint just because I want to say something to everyone, that includes those with no opinion of art. 20 Minutes? Wow! That gave me 20 minutes back of my life that I wasted at a job or watching t.v. Thank you


Colours are awesome, and the composition feels really nicely balanced (Actually, I was particularly struck by the second one, but the others are superb too.)
I can see a few similarities to my own work, but I haven't uploaded any yet, apart from my avatar.


I love your Alchemy avatar, I've been meaning to paint that same symbol ironically! I hope you feel inspired enough to share your work with us on a larger scale!



posted on Feb, 19 2012 @ 03:25 PM
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If you don't mind I have a technical question as it pertains to this thread, and since your a Mod.

Ever since last night I can't edit my posts (I've checked other threads too). I got a site warning pertaining to this page saying I exceeded my maximum edits in a 4 hr period. Intuitively I'd say that after 4 hours I'd be golden, right?

But as you can see I have one broken img tag on the first post now, and I'm not allowed to edit anything now.

Did I break some cardinal "editing whore" rule? If I did I'm sorry. I work (at times) in IT if you couldn't tell, and so I'm sort of brainwashed into ignoring T&C and getting down to business. I seriously see the flaw in this, I do!


Hmm it just now allowed me to edit this post but still not the original one, trying to answer my own questions isn't such a bad thing.
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posted on Feb, 19 2012 @ 03:47 PM
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Yeah the 4 hour editing thing is normal, you've done nothing wrong


As for the encouraging words, thankyou so much (and AsktheAnimals)!! I will certainly keep at it, in fact you've inspired me to go out and buy a new canvas today, so thankyou!!!!


Oh and Bob Ross.... Legend!




I must apologize for "nii900" though. Whoever the heck they are (bot??) trawled my site and posted my painting in here without my permission (against everything I said about not wanting it embedded in your thread. Also, none of the gibberish they (it) said makes any sense...

Can a mod please delete those posts??



posted on Feb, 19 2012 @ 04:48 PM
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First let me say that I know nothing what-so-ever about art except how to appreciate talent when I see it.

I have to say that you as well as a few others here who have posted their art here are incredibly talented. Your works are inspiring and some are thought provoking. I really appreciate that you shared your talent with us. Thank you.



posted on Feb, 21 2012 @ 11:27 AM
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I not sure how I missed this, and am just now seeing it, but, wow.
You've got a definite eye and talent.
Beautiful, wonderful, amazing and awesome work!

I love your use of color. I've an overtendency to vomit color all over the place with my own work, so, have a strong inclination and bias toward and for a love and expression of lots and lots of vibrant color.


Fantastic!



posted on Feb, 22 2012 @ 01:33 AM
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inspiring and some are thought provoking.

both very appreciated results, it's why I eventually thought ATS might enjoy it



overtendency to vomit color all over the place

That made me snort! I love the imagery. But we have something in common, a healthy appreciation for every color god created. We all find our happy medium at some point in time and in latin, that's what "aliquandro" means, at some point in time. Everything is "at some point in time"


and I'll share another much darker piece, which is still in progress, the moon is actually the headlight from a car from the a failed idea. This is the main (first) piece for my bunnies vs. pandas series (which is now at piece #18)
51x38 oil on canvas, the final Battle:


in my own opinion this is one of the my most intense pieces yet, I always love working on it, evolving it.

thanks for checking it out



posted on Feb, 22 2012 @ 05:41 AM
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OH MAN!

That is awesome!!!!!!!!! I especially LOVE the iconic tongue hanging out there, you nailed that! Quick question, when your working do you deliberately work in your main subjects first and then add the background in last? Or do you build them up together at the same time. It looks like its coloured in around at last and is super effective, kind of coils your eye's around each character. Just wondering how your attack that process, or do you just remain organic and fluid the whole way through the painting?

I love that tongue!!!!



posted on Feb, 22 2012 @ 04:50 PM
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Originally posted by Qumulys
reply to post by Aliquandro

Quick question, when your working do you deliberately work in your main subjects first and then add the background in last? Or do you build them up together at the same time. It looks like its coloured in around at last and is super effective, kind of coils your eye's around each character. Just wondering how your attack that process, or do you just remain organic and fluid the whole way through the painting?


You are observant, that's exactly what I did on this piece, most of the bunny/panda series is done in that style. It's more like I'm working on a comicbook cell, then I add the painterly touches after the subjects are solid. Some though, like you also guess, are just organic creations beginning to end. This is usually when I'm deep into several paintings, and have a good idea all of a sudden, but just dive into it for the sake of not forgetting it. Or in this particular case I was simply trying to find some imagery that would fit in this large area. Working outside your comfort zone can really bring some cool surprises.

But like most traditional oil painters I was trained to do a sketch first, then an underpainting, then build up on that to make your final piece. Not that this isn't a good technique, but for some it may hinder your creativity resulting in your possibility of finding your niche and respectful representation.

The comments and suggestions here have inspired me so much that I fully plan on approaching my city's most successful galleries soon and decide which one will best meet my needs. Why I've worked in the trenches of a thankless job all these years I don't understand, so thank you!



posted on Mar, 4 2012 @ 08:24 PM
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Here's a few more,

My version of a Saraswadi. Hindu goddess of art, music and literature (this is 90% complete):


Here's another female study:


and another:


Almost done with the bunny vs panda pieces, and have some good leads on local galleries.



posted on Mar, 5 2012 @ 11:37 PM
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WOW!!!


You are absolutely an amazing drawer with many talents!!!


I love all your drawings they look awsome!!!


Best of luck and wishes to you keep up the good work and keep me posted on any new drawing you make I want to see them all!!!



posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 03:52 PM
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That dental technician, what the heck is she doing to that poor (lucky) boy!
The subtle undergarment wear is really well done mate! Best of luck getting these into galleries, I'd think they would sell like hot cakes!



posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 08:17 PM
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Originally posted by Dare3
Best of luck and wishes to you keep up the good work and keep me posted on any new drawing you make I want to see them all!!!


Glad you enjoy! I'm loving painting every minute these days, I will share until someone tells me to stop



Originally posted by Qumulys
That dental technician, what the heck is she doing to that poor (lucky) boy!
The subtle undergarment wear is really well done mate! Best of luck getting these into galleries, I'd think they would sell like hot cakes!


I think that boy might be me
I tend to paint myself, my situations/stories, and girlfriends (current and past) into my art. This is mostly on a subconscious level. Yeah I paint smoking hot women out of sheer desire tho, I love the female form
I'm hoping a big gallery will pick me up, I'm nervous now, but plan on getting my head on straight before I approach them.

Since last night I've signed 3 pieces, and hope to finish 2 more tonight, so here's a peek:

The High Preist - Bunnies vs Pandas:


the Winged Scarab - Egyptian symbol of God:


I feel good about myself and my work now, and I truly appreciate the kind words and suuport, Thank you!

edit on 6-3-2012 by Aliquandro because: nitpicking my html skills yo!





 
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