I don't usually title my work, I like to think that people can interpret what they are on their own if you follow what I mean. I actually did these
for a veteran charity I made a series trying to capture how a homeless veteran feels, I was trying to convey the emotions of people through
portraiture I wanted to cause someone to feel this way, I chose a casual younger person as these are the new generation of veterans facing this
problem and thought it would be interesting to both younger and older people visually. these are all made 18" X 24" using oil paint, oil stick, and
conte crayon. Thank you for your input too BTW
Ok, Brotherman. Do you do this in you basement for your own pleasure? If you do, you need to get out there ASAP. This is great work.
I've seen so much crappy art that are raking in the bucks it's ridiculous. If they can live with what they do; you will thrive brother.
Pretty much I have a tiny little bedroom I do my work in late at night usually all night long. Every once in awhile I will go into tiny little ghetto
dive bars with a canvas and draw and paint as people come and go. I prefer to work from life but it is so hard to get subject material so I often find
myself drunk and drawing from a mirror I have tons more work I can post as well if you like what I do.
I'd love to see more. I was just going to say the 3 first seem to be the same subject. Then you went on to say you create from the mirror. This is a
You need the make friends with a curator, I kid you not.
I have a friend that owns a gallery she has hung my work up before but I only ask as those pieces I tried to sell off for charity. I dont usually find
many people that have a taste for my work because they believe that it is always dark and sad and all of that goodness. problem is, its hard to paint
wild flowers at night, hard to find happy people in dive bars that give you permission to paint there, people think I owe them money if they are going
to sit somewhere and let me do my thing. Happy people usually suck to paint anyways because they dont seem to have the depth that I am attracted to
versus those that are struggling, I often find myself in that position, struggling. Most of the time my work doesnt garner much attention in the
proper setting of fine arts gallery in the city I live in so usually I just keep my work to myself. It was actually a member Mr.Mask that inspired me
to post my work on here after seeing his work on his youtube channel.
I always like the darker side of any art form for some reason. As a young child I used to have pretty messed up nightmares until I decided to stop
fearing them and start embracing them instead. Maybe that's why I gravitate towards the dark and macabre. Anyway, I think your stuff is great and
I feel it deserves recognition whether you like it or not Well, keep it up. You have talent, don't let it go to waste.
p.s. If you want a little bit more exposure apply for a grant.
I have an idea that ive been kicking around as usual dark and borderline shocking, I tend to work as large as possible I was thinking working so large
and as realistic as possible that what I am conveying is next to impossible to ignore. I have a series I was playing in with realism but I cant seem
to find pictures or that portfolio mixed with the 40 some portfolios i have
LOL when i finish this one HERE I think Im going
to make it my avatar
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