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Various interviews

Fri Mar 2, 2007, 11:24 AM
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Also I've been interviewed by the 2D ARTIST magazine, which is in publishing now.
Decided to post the interview questions and answers in this journal:

1. I noticed that you were raised in Siberia in an industrial area amidst the Taiga. How do you feel that growing up in that part of the world has had an impact upon your work as an artist ?

Living in Siberian Soviet Russia has given me a great art education and provided me with an experience of two lifetimes, since I now live in Canada which is very different life compared to Russia. In terms of just education- In Siberia, I had high arts school Monday to Friday, where I painted/sketched/crafted  for 4 hours daily, right after regular school, for nearly two years and it was completely free. Comparing to Canada, Toronto- such education doesn't exist here and all the art schools are incredibly expensive. Akademgorodok, Siberia (a science city where I lived) had a surprisingly clear notion about green architecture, universities, roads and buildings were encased in deep forests, a web of gravel paths interconnecting buildings, put down as people walked between them. I camped and hiked daily on these paths, right outside my apartment building. Walk far enough and all civilization will disappear, before you nothing but a green ocean as far as the eye can see, waves of wind running back and forth between tree foliage, whispering an arcane tune and colliding at the shores of mountains and steppes.
My very first art inspiration came to me in 1995, Novokuznetsk, Siberia…
On the gabled cottage roof, covered in wooden planks, moldings, and swirly carvings, I've met a local artist. He was drawing some kind of forest on his canvas, via the view from the rooftop. I admired his glorious skill and pondered what it would be like to become an artist myself. Later on, I was enjoying a nice hike via the good old Trans-Siberian railway of the Soviet Union, while climbing various green mountains, covered with lush vegetations, with my good friends of that time.
Upon the climb, we sat on the mountain side, enjoying the mid-day sun, bursting though the clouds, in an explosion of light rays that lived on their own accord, playing with the shadows of the mountains, forests, and fields below.
The wind rolled about the fields, creating a magical, wavy sea of orange grasses.
And at that moment on I've said to myself:
"Every artist has their style. Whatever shall be mine?…"
… and while staring at those rays of light I had decided- "I shall become the master of the landscape and the sky. And draw it in a manner of a tasty delicacy that can be consumed in large quantities via the spoon of visual perception- and thus the delectable sky full of light rays that you see in most of my works now, was born."
It took me (counts fingers)… 15 years to master those rays of light.


In reply to Q 1. What was it that prompted a move to Canada as opposed to anywhere else ?

Over 131 million Russians left their motherland to live in Europe/USA/Canada/Australia, due to the unstable political/financial situation, war and conscription. The gap between the rich and the poor is extremely wide. Crime has been on the rise, ever since the collapse of the Soviet law systems as there had been nothing to replace them.
I was just one of those millions.
Canada just had a good immigration policy at the time. In fact, I could have ended up anywhere: Germany, Italy, USA, etcetera.
Interestingly enough-
My great grand father had a chance to leave to United states as he spoke Chinese and studied in China. He was a patriot however, and stayed in Russia, became a famous engineer and artist, painted portraits of Stalin and Lenin, received numerous gold medals and awards and was proclaimed "Hero of Soviet Union"; only to be sentenced to death as a traitor in Soviet Labor camps along millions of other innocent Russians during Stalin's insanity of 1935-40… because he spoke Chinese.



2. How does life compare in Canada ?

Life in Toronto, metaphorically is a "clear calm in a wave-less ocean", compared to the "stormy sea full of lightning and thunder and rain" of life in Siberian Russia. Living in a state of calm is nice, safe, secure, but there's little motion, time as it seems is standing eternally still.
Meanwhile, living in a storm is dangerous, but your ship moves forward to conquer new frontiers. In a storm the captain has a far greater chance of perishing, living in eternal danger, living in fear, never has a chance to stop and rest, and time runs at an ever expanding rate, accelerating, rushing forward. Life there is eternally in intense motion - people quickly change, quickly grow up, quickly finish university, quickly marry.  
Toronto is a multicultural corporate paradise, where many aspects of life are controlled by massive USA corporations. Toronto is a host to hundreds of nations, yet strangely enough - a lot of culture is lost in the stream of multiculturalism or stemmed by corporate powers. Free entertainment is hard to come by, a lot of things are based on their monetary values. Toronto is grid-based, streets are unnaturally straight, buildings are all square, the downtown core has little or no trees, everything is encased in concrete, glass and steel, tall skyscrapers rise to the heavens and block out all starlight during nights. Man has triumphed over vegetation and earth, by locking up the ground in concrete blocks. Free camping is nearly impossible to find, parks don't represent real nature, but rather are a "well maintained, confined, and controlled nature", trimmed, sprayed and washed monthly.


In reply to Q 2.  It sounds as if Toronto lacks much of the vitality and power that the Siberian wilderness offered. Have you found any wild areas in Canada that match it in beauty and magnitude?


Of course. Canada is as big and beautiful as Russia. Grand sceneries of wilderness exist, just not near the big city of Toronto. It merely requires a hefty 200-300+ km drive north, or a plane ticket to British Columbia.



3. There seems to be an apocalyptic theme that runs through much of your imagery. What is the thinking behind this?

"We find that the average–there are a number of different size atomic bombs. The total devastation at varies, but they average on this earth map here. If they are expertly spread out, you'll find we get really complete coverage of all humanity."
~Excerpt from Buckminister Fuller's lecture, "The World Game"

From the darkest dreams of imagination in my starkly-realistic and highly-detailed style "Dreaminism" I bring to my viewers, visions of the future that will inevitably come to pass if mankind's planet-wide industrial machine isn't adjusted in time.
I have stood witness to a fall of a Nation and great noble ideals. I have seen Russian cities ravaged by human carelessness, industrialization, depression, oppression, crime and war. I have seen science fail and unleash death in the dark cases of Chernobyl and the Aral Sea "accidents". My vision is that of a Romantic artist, with one exception - to showcase not just the destructive power of nature, but also the destructive power of man.

In reply to Q 3.  Do you see Science as something which is ultimately destructive with regard to your paintings and what symbols would you say offered hope in your imagery?


Technology and science is a double edged sword. It can be good and evil at the same time. Its duality can be seen anywhere around the world. On the positive side we created great cities, raised skyscrapers to the heavens, chased away the darkness of the night with electricity and have lengthened, greatly simplified and improved human life.
On the negative, we can use that same power to wage war on our own kind, or flatten the landscape into an infertile desert in just a few seconds. Even though my paintings are dark, in them there are always rays of light piercing through the darkness, and signs of life holding onto the last strand of survival.



4. Which artists would you say have had a bearing on your work?

Mainly at its core, my artworks are inspired by Ivan Aivazovsky – a Russian seascape Romantic painter. He painted the struggle of man against the ocean. I paint the struggle of man against global events and himself.


Q 4a. Do you think Romanticism still has a place in the modern art world?

Romanticism isn't as popular as it used to be back in the 18th and early 19th century. Modern popular culture seems to have different ideals, controlled by corporate consumerism and shaped by the digital computer revolution. In my opinion it should never be forgotten just like noble ideals of chivalry or living to enjoy the beauty and power and nature, romance and humanity, rather than products or television. Personally I don't even own a TV as it is a lot more fulfilling to go out and make my own life an adventure, rather than watch adventures of others.





5. Since discovering Photoshop would you say your interest has completely moved away from architectural design and focused on illustration and digital painting?

Fate has quite a clear and developed path for me and if I stray from this path I'll be simply faced with closed doors and messages so ridiculously clear that I don't even have to ask questions about my purpose in life. It's as simple as that. I tried getting into architecture, but 1% held me back from getting into full-time architecture degree at university, I tried doing design, but got no paid interior design jobs. I even tried a job in spray-painting a plane, but the plane crashed on landing before I could get to it. Only now that I've truly begun painting digitally has my life equalized. Now it is comparable on a dime standing on its end. I have everything that I always dreamed of as a kid living in Siberia: a life without fear or worries, daily art classes at university, a career in freelance illustration that I love, my own apartment in the big city, a kitty, a car for the weekends and great friends.
It is a turning point in which dreams become real.

6. Looking at your photographs it appears as though there is some sort of narrative attached to them. Is this a fair comment?

There's a narrative to any photography and mine is no different, of course. My photography merely reflects and represents my journeys through the world. I always carry my camera with me, in hopes of some day capturing an extraordinary event like a UFO landing or the sky falling. Till that happens however, I'll just stick to drawing such events.


Q 7. If you could summarize your work in a sentence what would it be?

Romantically apocalyptic dreams of the 21st hour at the dawn of the twenty second century.


(people I would like to eat, because they're so delicious)
:iconyurski: :iconnefgoddess: :iconsheharzad-arshad: :iconbirdman007: :iconhypnotic: :iconrabidmongoose: :icondilekt: :iconfishermang: :iconzulamun: :iconmatrix2003: :iconmj00: :icondreadjim: :iconmr-frenzy: :icontigaer: :icondchon: :iconskybolt: :iconmusicfan: :iconladyrapid: :iconnarfmaster: :icontul: :iconwb-skinner: :iconfusion-light: :iconplasmax7: :icondying-breed: :iconalyn: :iconswaroop: :iconlaura-ah: :iconmeow360: :iconvoodoobiatch: :iconkatibu: :iconx-axis: :iconphoenixq: :iconredface: :iconevanna: :iconzombiesandwich: :iconthesohnly: :iconmiangs:
:iconnoergaard: :iconmifuyne: :iconhorusrogue:


(Most admirable and virtuous digital painters. If you aren't already watching them, you should!)
:iconinetgrafx: :iconbakenius: :iconantifan-real: :iconspyroteknik: :iconenayla: :iconarcipello: :iconkeithwormwood: :iconyonaz: :iconkerembeyit: :iconanry: :iconartgerm:

My kitty: :iconromanromanich:



(communities that I've joined for delectable retirement benefits)
:iconjardin: :iconthree-: :iconi-am-canadian-eh: :iconcommunism: :iconengland-community: :iconabstractsilence: :iconair-brushed:



Doom

Sat Feb 17, 2007, 11:49 AM
tasty news:

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Come talk with me/ask stupid or innovative questions about my paintings and my work at #DigitalMedia chat.deviantart.com/chat/digit… chat....

Tomorrow (sunday the 18th) at 12pm EST, 5pm GMT....
is your one and only chance to peer into the depths of my soul through fiberoptic cables of internet!

Read more hither:
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doomy news:
Holy crap, my subscription expires in 6 days. Tried to win some in a contest, but even with the several weeks of work on "Icebound" painting, still didn't get 1st place... oh well....
I shake my fist at DA's addictive-ness.
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(people I would like to eat, because they're so delicious)
:iconyurski: :iconnefgoddess: :iconsheharzad-arshad: :iconbirdman007: :iconhypnotic: :iconrabidmongoose: :icondilekt: :iconfishermang: :iconzulamun: :iconmatrix2003: :iconmj00: :icondreadjim: :iconmr-frenzy: :icontigaer: :icondchon: :iconskybolt: :iconmusicfan: :iconladyrapid: :iconnarfmaster: :icontul: :iconwb-skinner: :iconfusion-light: :iconplasmax7: :icondying-breed: :iconalyn: :iconswaroop: :iconlaura-ah: :iconmeow360: :iconvoodoobiatch: :iconkatibu: :iconx-axis: :iconphoenixq: :iconredface: :iconevanna: :iconzombiesandwich: :iconthesohnly: :iconmiangs:
:iconnoergaard: :iconmifuyne: :iconhorusrogue:


(Most admirable and virtuous digital painters. If you aren't already watching them, you should!)
:iconinetgrafx: :iconbakenius: :iconantifan-real: :iconspyroteknik: :iconenayla: :iconarcipello: :iconkeithwormwood: :iconyonaz: :iconkerembeyit: :iconanry: :iconartgerm:

My kitty: :iconromanromanich:



(communities that I've joined for delectable retirement benefits)
:iconjardin: :iconthree-: :iconi-am-canadian-eh: :iconcommunism: :iconengland-community: :iconabstractsilence: :iconair-brushed:



Fire

Fri Jan 26, 2007, 11:22 PM
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O the fire,
Amber fire.
Spinning deep inside my soul,
Like a nuclear missile,
Fired from the distant shore.
On the amber floor I'm standing
In a ring of Chrono-storm.
I'm my own trial making,
For the sake of fire over all.
In a light-stream I am walking,
Never ending, ever bright.
In a black storm I am standing,
Shadows tearing me apart
I shall never stop this trial,
And perhaps I'm in denial,
Nothing matters anymore!
With exception of fire,
Fire deep inside my soul.
Ever burning, ever hungry.
Ever asking… more, more more!

O the fire,
Amber fire,
Take away me from it all.
From the gray-ness of the city,
From the winters, from the cold.
From depression and regression
From darkness of the night
From the emptiness inside me,
You make everything just right.
O my ever dancing fire,
My insatiable desire,
For you I wake up every morning,
And for you I go on mourning,
For you I fall asleep at night.
Because I know you'll keep me bright.
You are my interpretation,
My divine inspiration.
And for you I will rebel,
As you hold keys to my cell.
You're my angel
You're my call

To awaken from the darkness,
In the ring of Chrono-storm
I shall thus encase this fire
In my very heart and soul.



(people I would like to eat, because they're so delicious)
:iconyurski: :iconhypnotic: :iconrabidmongoose: :iconsheharzad-arshad: :icondilekt: :iconfishermang: :iconzulamun: :iconmatrix2003: :iconmj00: :icondreadjim: :iconmr-frenzy: :icontigaer: :icondchon: :iconskybolt: :iconmusicfan: :iconladyrapid: :iconnarfmaster: :icontul: :iconwb-skinner: :iconfusion-light: :iconplasmax7: :icondying-breed: :iconalyn: :iconswaroop: :iconbirdman007: :iconlaura-ah: :iconpochita: :iconmeow360: :iconvoodoobiatch: :iconkatibu: :iconx-axis: :iconphoenixq: :iconredface: :iconevanna: :iconzombiesandwich: :iconthesohnly: :iconmiangs:
:iconnoergaard: :iconmifuyne: :iconnefgoddess: :iconhorusrogue:


(Most admirable and virtuous digital painters. If you aren't already watching them, you should!)
:iconinetgrafx: :iconbakenius: :iconantifan-real: :iconspyroteknik: :iconenayla: :iconarcipello: :iconkeithwormwood: :iconyonaz: :iconkerembeyit: :iconanry: :iconartgerm:

My kitty: :iconromanromanich:



(communities that I've joined for delectable retirement benefits)
:iconjardin: :iconthree-: :iconi-am-canadian-eh: :iconcommunism: :iconengland-community: :iconabstractsilence: :iconair-brushed:



Life

Wed Jan 24, 2007, 8:34 PM
Life is just like a game where the objectives are pretty clear, but the way to attain them is at times confusing and rules don't often quite make sense.

Lessons of interest:
If you don't give anything you won't be noticed, and if you give too much - eventually your gifts will become meaningless to the receiver and will be worth nothing.

Unlike me, a lot of people don't know what they want out of life, or how to get it, or their purpose, or their path.

Life moves as fast as you live it.... In fact, I've nearly mastered manipulation of my chrono-storm.
To accelerate time, simply try to hang on to it as hard as you can.
(cherish a given moment as much as possible)


(people I would like to eat, because they're so delicious)
:iconyurski: :iconhypnotic: :iconrabidmongoose: :iconsheharzad-arshad: :icondilekt: :iconfishermang: :iconzulamun: :iconmatrix2003: :iconmj00: :icondreadjim: :iconmr-frenzy: :icontigaer: :icondchon: :iconskybolt: :iconmusicfan: :iconladyrapid: :iconnarfmaster: :icontul: :iconwb-skinner: :iconfusion-light: :iconplasmax7: :icondying-breed: :iconalyn: :iconswaroop: :iconbirdman007: :iconlaura-ah: :iconpochita: :iconmeow360: :iconvoodoobiatch: :iconkatibu: :iconx-axis: :iconphoenixq: :iconredface: :iconevanna: :iconzombiesandwich: :iconthesohnly: :iconmiangs:
:iconnoergaard: :iconmifuyne: :iconnefgoddess: :iconhorusrogue:


(Most admirable and virtuous digital painters. If you aren't already watching them, you should!)
:iconinetgrafx: :iconbakenius: :iconantifan-real: :iconspyroteknik: :iconenayla: :iconarcipello: :iconkeithwormwood: :iconyonaz: :iconkerembeyit: :iconanry: :iconartgerm:

My kitty: :iconromanromanich:



(communities that I've joined for delectable retirement benefits)
:iconjardin: :iconthree-: :iconi-am-canadian-eh: :iconcommunism: :iconengland-community: :iconabstractsilence: :iconair-brushed:



Latest VIP viking battles demons

Mon Dec 18, 2006, 1:59 AM
A fun comission for :iconthorngren:
Vote for the best color selection in your opinion!
Feel free to suggest things:


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(people I would like to eat, because they're so delicious)
:iconyurski: :iconhypnotic: :iconrabidmongoose: :iconsheharzad-arshad: :icondilekt: :iconfishermang: :iconzulamun: :iconmatrix2003: :iconmj00: :icondreadjim: :iconmr-frenzy: :icontigaer: :icondchon: :iconskybolt: :iconmusicfan: :iconladyrapid: :iconnarfmaster: :icontul: :iconwb-skinner: :iconfusion-light: :iconplasmax7: :icondying-breed: :iconalyn: :iconswaroop: :iconbirdman007: :iconlaura-ah: :iconpochita: :iconmeow360: :iconvoodoobiatch: :iconkatibu: :iconx-axis: :iconphoenixq: :iconredface: :iconevanna: :iconzombiesandwich: :iconthesohnly: :iconmiangs:
:iconnoergaard: :iconmifuyne: :iconnefgoddess:


(Most admirable and virtuous digital painters. If you aren't already watching them, you should!)
:iconinetgrafx: :iconbakenius: :iconantifan-real: :iconspyroteknik: :iconenayla: :iconarcipello: :iconkeithwormwood: :iconyonaz: :iconkerembeyit: :iconanry: :iconartgerm:

My kitty: :iconromanromanich:



(communities that I've joined for delectable retirement benefits)
:iconjardin: :iconthree-: :iconi-am-canadian-eh: :iconcommunism: :iconengland-community: :iconabstractsilence: :iconair-brushed:



New site

Wed Dec 13, 2006, 10:50 PM
On the jolly side my new website is up with special thanks to the coding skills of:
:iconnoergaard:
and
:iconmifuyne:

please to enjoy it:



www.svitart.com

~~~

Is nice, yes?
Still have to shove all the artworks into it and solve the problem of jumpy buttons/slow loading gallery... Open to all suggestions.

Also, on the doom-ish side, I shall need your help at winning zee next art faceoff:
artfaceoff.com/faceoff_vote.ph…
Please to vote for me and you will recieve plenty of delicious butter in your mail!


(people I would like to eat, because they're so delicious)
:iconyurski: :iconhypnotic: :iconrabidmongoose: :iconsheharzad-arshad: :icondilekt: :iconfishermang: :iconzulamun: :iconmatrix2003: :iconmj00: :icondreadjim: :iconmr-frenzy: :icontigaer: :icondchon: :iconskybolt: :iconmusicfan: :iconladyrapid: :iconnarfmaster: :icontul: :iconwb-skinner: :iconfusion-light: :iconplasmax7: :icondying-breed: :iconalyn: :iconswaroop: :iconbirdman007: :iconlaura-ah: :iconpochita: :iconmeow360: :iconvoodoobiatch: :iconkatibu: :iconx-axis: :iconphoenixq: :iconredface: :iconevanna: :iconzombiesandwich: :iconthesohnly: :iconmiangs:
:iconnoergaard: :iconmifuyne: :iconnefgoddess:


(Most admirable and virtuous digital painters. If you aren't already watching them, you should!)
:iconinetgrafx: :iconbakenius: :iconantifan-real: :iconspyroteknik: :iconenayla: :iconarcipello: :iconkeithwormwood: :iconyonaz: :iconkerembeyit: :iconanry: :iconartgerm:



(communities that I've joined for delectable retirement benefits)
:iconjardin: :iconthree-: :iconi-am-canadian-eh: :iconcommunism: :iconengland-community: :iconabstractsilence: :iconair-brushed:



'Homeless' sketches

Thu Nov 23, 2006, 4:06 AM
Another artsy WIP journal update!

Several photoshop painting sketches done for the theme - "homeless people".
Vote for the best sketch. Feel free to suggest anyching!


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(people I would like to eat, because they're so delicious)
:iconyurski: :iconnoergaard: :iconhypnotic: :iconrabidmongoose: :iconsheharzad-arshad: :icondilekt: :iconfishermang: :iconzulamun: :iconmatrix2003: :iconmj00: :icondreadjim: :iconmr-frenzy: :icontigaer: :icondchon: :iconskybolt: :iconmusicfan: :iconladyrapid: :iconnarfmaster: :icontul: :iconwb-skinner: :iconfusion-light: :iconplasmax7: :icondying-breed: :iconalyn: :iconswaroop: :iconbirdman007: :iconlaura-ah: :iconpochita: :iconmeow360: :iconvoodoobiatch: :iconkatibu: :iconx-axis: :iconphoenixq: :iconredface: :iconevanna: :iconzombiesandwich: :iconthesohnly: :iconmiangs:


(Most admirable and virtuous digital painters. If you aren't already watching them, you should!)
:iconinetgrafx: :iconbakenius: :iconantifan-real: :iconspyroteknik: :iconenayla: :iconarcipello: :iconkeithwormwood: :iconyonaz: :iconkerembeyit: :iconanry: :iconartgerm:



(communities that I've joined for delectable retirement benefits)
:iconjardin: :iconthree-: :iconi-am-canadian-eh: :iconcommunism: :iconengland-community: :iconabstractsilence: :iconair-brushed:



art faceoff

Tue Nov 21, 2006, 7:40 PM
Registered on this amusing art site "art faceoff"
and apperently it has a contest of sorts for best art

Please to vote for me, jes?

artfaceoff.com/faceoff_vote.ph…

I'll give you butter! Delicious butter!
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(people I would like to eat, because they're so delicious)
:iconyurski: :iconhypnotic: :iconrabidmongoose: :iconsheharzad-arshad: :icondilekt: :iconfishermang: :iconzulamun: :iconmatrix2003: :iconmj00: :icondreadjim: :iconmr-frenzy: :icontigaer: :icondchon: :iconskybolt: :iconmusicfan: :iconladyrapid: :iconnarfmaster: :icontul: :iconwb-skinner: :iconfusion-light: :iconplasmax7: :icondying-breed: :iconalyn: :iconswaroop: :iconbirdman007: :iconlaura-ah: :iconpochita: :iconmeow360: :iconvoodoobiatch: :iconkatibu: :iconx-axis: :iconphoenixq: :iconredface: :iconevanna: :iconzombiesandwich: :iconthesohnly: :iconmiangs:


(Most admirable and virtuous digital painters. If you aren't already watching them, you should!)
:iconinetgrafx: :iconbakenius: :iconantifan-real: :iconspyroteknik: :iconenayla: :iconarcipello: :iconkeithwormwood: :iconyonaz: :iconkerembeyit: :iconanry: :iconartgerm:



(communities that I've joined for delectable retirement benefits)
:iconjardin: :iconthree-: :iconi-am-canadian-eh: :iconcommunism: :iconengland-community: :iconabstractsilence: :iconair-brushed:



Crush your opponent in chess sketches

Wed Nov 8, 2006, 10:18 PM
Here are some fun sketches done for an article about chess called "crush your opponent", featuring Gary Kasparov and other mad chess masters…
Vote for the best sketch. Feel free to suggest anything, perhaps another crazy idea to draw for a plot about chess.
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(people I would like to eat, because they're so delicious)
:iconyurski: :iconhypnotic: :iconrabidmongoose: :iconsheharzad-arshad: :icondilekt: :iconfishermang: :iconzulamun: :iconmatrix2003: :iconmj00: :icondreadjim: :iconmr-frenzy: :icontigaer: :icondchon: :iconskybolt: :iconmusicfan: :iconladyrapid: :iconnarfmaster: :icontul: :iconwb-skinner: :iconfusion-light: :iconplasmax7: :icondying-breed: :iconalyn: :iconswaroop: :iconbirdman007: :iconlaura-ah: :iconpochita: :iconmeow360: :iconvoodoobiatch: :iconkatibu: :iconx-axis: :iconphoenixq: :iconredface: :iconevanna: :iconzombiesandwich: :iconthesohnly: :iconmiangs:


(Most admirable and virtuous digital painters. If you aren't already watching them, you should!)
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Name for a photo studio/firm?

Fri Oct 27, 2006, 7:38 PM


I'm starting a photo studio/website with my photographer friends and...

Need your most humble help with ideas for a name for a photo firm that's beautiful and deadly, amusing and catchy, and not taken by some chaps for a domain .com already.

Feel free to throw any and all crazy ideas this way!


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Environmental issue poster?!

Mon Oct 16, 2006, 9:45 AM
Trying to create an "environmental issue poster" for class with integrated type and imagery that has an immediate impact from 6 feet away, bold, simple and easy to read.


EDIT:
Final poster is finished:
www.deviantart.com/deviation/4…


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Photographic adventures

Sat Oct 14, 2006, 10:16 PM
...of my numerous trips around Toronto and other places with my friends/photographers/models.

Are now saved for all eternity in this account:
www.alexius.deviantart.com

Go visit it... Lots of stuff coming into it.

:iconalexius: :iconalexius: :iconalexius::iconalexius: :iconalexius:

That old account had always haunted me, but now it just might be put into some sort of use... if I don't snap soon due to the lack of print account in that account.

Soon enough I'll probably go insane from the "double-account"/split personality madness.


(people I would like to eat, because they're so delicious)
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BLAAAAH or the general V5 complains

Wed Aug 30, 2006, 7:56 AM


Something horribly wrong with V5 DA.

Check your pageviews people.
Everyone's daily pageviews dropped way down by half ever since August 25th.

Front page is broken to hell. Since when is a piece with 1 fav popular, just because it's in some silly category like "avatars" or "desktops".

My Chronoscape story got corrupt and cut off.
The book cover image isn't even showing anymore. I'm gonna have to re-upload it as art now.

Whenever I click on something, comments get blatantly cut off until I reload...
and I'm using Firefox!

hopefully they'll fix all this before I go insane and start killing people with spoons...


(people I would like to eat, because they're so delicious)
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copyright infringement -resolving

Mon Aug 14, 2006, 6:56 AM
update-

I've finally got through via email to the artist responsible for the theft of my artwork
...and we're discussing terms.

He's already sincerely apologized for the theft.
I'm happy to have finally gotten through to the right person, via multitudes of websites.

Thank you everybody, for first of all noticing the theft, being witnesses and helping me find him!


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Hello my dear art colleagues,

Today I've been notified by my kind fan :iconairage:

That the following concert in Hamburg, Germany has hired an unknown designer that stole my artwork for their fliers!

The flier:

www.breakbeatz.de/phpBB/img/fl…

Obviously ripped off my artwork "Enter the Inferno"
www.deviantart.com/deviation/3…

UPDATE: this case has been resolved. The concert organizers and the designer in question has issued an apology and compensated me for the work.


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Illustration Rates!

Thu Aug 3, 2006, 9:10 AM
I'm assembling a grand booklet of general illustration prices that all artists could view and follow, to help them out with the sale of their artworks.
I shall have to mention all mediums and all types of illustrations and their current market value.
Sure, there's some books that help with that, but screw buying books. We're all starving artists.
Lets get something together that helps everybody out with the sale of their artworks!
Mention any artwork that you've done and what you've charged the client for it!

So far my search turned out various websites that help out with illustration prices/rates/ideas (examples of what various artist charge for creation of their art):
www.freelancers.com/webaffil/p…
www.io.com/unigames/rates.html
www.junkertoons.com/books.htm
www.illustratorsireland.com/ar…
www.buttonzup.com/rates.htm
www.vegaswebgraphics.com/prici…
adamstrange.com/website-6.0/RA…

However there's still a lot to decide on, such as general comic book pagerates, selling artwork copyright, value of artist's experiece, and all sorts of other mediums.
If you know of any other such websites/usefull resources- post them! If you have any suggestions, post them too!


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Heat wave

Mon Jul 17, 2006, 3:18 PM
A lovely heat wave of doom ate Toronto right up, with me at its downtown center. Weeee.
I don't have an air conditioner, and just waiting till everybody blows the city's power grid out again with theirs. That would be quite hilarious.
Who here's from Toronto? Anyone remember the last big country-wide power cascade?
Trying to invent new ways to stay cool. Sitting in a shirt soaked in cold water seems to work so far.
Anyone know of ways how to stay cool without eating power up with AC's?

Also, working on my sci-fi novel, and looking for publishers:
Read it here, if you haven't:
www.deviantart.com/view/363336…



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Tuna!

Tue Jun 20, 2006, 11:06 AM
Tired of corporate clients bulshitting me.

What the hell kind of crap is a nice, detailed illustration for 20 dollars?
and... "Oooo, la di da... you get recognition"
Recognition is worth nothing at the moment! I need to buy bread... and tuna!
I can't come to the store and tell them:
"Hello, I'm recognized, do you know me? Now give me free bread!"

thus, the world, according to the diluted mind of those that pay with recognition:




Give artists either a fair price 13-25 dollars an hour, or a percentage of the total profit!
I'm tired of listening to bullshit about eventual recognition or eventual payment in the years to come.

Artists, stop cheaping out! If somebody asks you to work for less than 10 dollars an hour, tell them to go draw it themselves! Stop lowering your own market price value.

Artists, always ask whom the copyright of the image belongs to, after its done!
Don't sell out the rights to your art for little profit!
Always demand to maintain the right to publish the image yourself!

An interesting article to relate to:
www.paintercreativity.com/arti…


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Clarity

Mon Jun 19, 2006, 2:02 PM
Mood: the silver shade of gray
.
.
.
.

...and now I see with eyes unclouded

...and there is nothing I can do, to change what has occured.
And there's nothing I can do to help her or to help myself.
I thought that happiness could only be attained together.
How very wrong was I?
And this is my goodbye…
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Sometimes there's no action
Sometimes there's no cause
Sometimes there's no distinction
Between the why and because.

Sometimes the way is clear
Sometimes the path is lost
Sometimes the world is full of cheer
Sometimes too great is the cost

~

There once was a guy, that was lost.
Along the darkness and light he walked
Without purpose
Without cause
Without knowing what love is like,

Along came a girl and showed him the way.
And he fell in love, he gave her his world.
But she had to work for her family, aye.
But she had to support those she loved,
So she let him go
Yes she let him go
And he was broken inside, alas!
What else could one expect from such an action, thus?

Because he failed to understand
Because he failed and made out to pretend
That everything was
That everything is
That everything could be fixed and solved
That all could be aligned to perfection

But sometimes we just can't help ourselves,
But sometimes we just refuse to accept
When others help us,
To love and be happy
And to understand
The why and because,
The reason and cause
The action/reaction
That brings down the toll
We chose to forget all that we know
We chose to disband all that has passed
To burn all the bridges behind
To run away from it all
Just merely to exist
Just merely to dance
Between the horizons
Of darkness and light
Between the illusion and realities of life

Sometimes there's no choice
Sometimes there's no light
Sometimes there's no action
Upon which to decide
That one can see
Because the world has made one blind

Sometimes our fortunes turn
And one can walk in light
And just see the darkness
In an infernal plight

Sometimes the world is clear
And one walks in the dark
But all that one sees,
Are the stars everbright.

O' what am I to do?
What future awaits me?
Who am I destined to become?


(people I would like to eat, because they're so delicious)
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Darkness

Thu Jun 15, 2006, 11:16 AM
My love fell from the sky into my arms and then left me for dead.




Metal shells for my unmoving eyes and weeds for my tied tongue, torn drums for broken ears.  
I've become the embodiment of a machine, unstoppable, fear-less and sharp. I see the world as a fake façade, a masquerade, a decoration of pretty colors, and a hollow illusion, through which I cannot break.
Last night I've died. And as I woke, I had no fear, because he, who is already dead, has no fear of death, no feeling of pain and no regrets.
I've stated to listen to blasting rock music to block out my dark thoughts of despair and confusion.
I drove 150 on the highway without fear.
I have become the embodiment of a soul-less man, frozen from the inside out, neither living nor dead.

I have gambled too much and lost. I gave her everything I've had.



Existence is without purpose...
Until I can find somebody else to give my love to.


(people I would like to eat, because they're so delicious)
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