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Hello everyone! I am currently doing an event where I am trying to draw an new portrait everyday for four months, in order to do this I need all of your help submitting material to use. Anyone who is interested can submit any photo they like to Me in a message and I will do my best to turn all of them into hand drawn portrait sketches. I will tag you in the finished piece when I post it so you and all of your friends can see, you are welcome to use the image for whatever you like. This is a great opportunity to get your very own hand drawn portrait free of charge, so start submitting and share with all your friends!


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Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
I make my work out of a desire for steadfast rationality and understanding, to dialectically establish truth guided by reasoned argument, yet I am constantly undermined by irrational emotions and desires, forever at war with myself, one force driving for strength and objectivity and the other yearning to pursue images of flesh clothed in pleasure and excitement. My desire to paint stems from a desire to objectively control the images that cause this chaos. I find the most disruptive images to be photographs. My mind is over-saturated by media and digital culture, fragmented with the images and scenes of people left hollow and unreal in my head. This burden continues on to breakdown my reason and fragment the memories and mental realities of people I see and know. Having questioning my fixation with photographs I realized I am less impressed upon by the photographic representation of a figure and more by the impartial view of the lens and its infinite power to cut through any situation or identity, cropping out unnecessary or overpowering elements. This cropping is where the humanity is either lost or maintained. Figures can be controlled and reduced to abstract forms; forms that resonate with memories to create an almost nostalgic feeling of loss, desire, and a need for perfection, something I had first felt while viewing the paintings of Agnes Martin or Mondrian. As I realized the representation of the figure was no longer paramount to me, I have begun to question the purpose of observation and representational painting, as painting for conventional purposes is no longer indispensable, I have come to realize through elements such as the photographic crop, that I pursue rendering as another form of rational control. The act of rendering is isolating by nature, as you must focus solely on what you are doing, which takes you away from what is around you, even what you are feeling in your head, and that is a large part of the feeling of loss and need for perfection in my work. the more an image is cut apart, reconstructed, and rendered, the further the piece becomes from the original chaos that drove me to paint, the painting now takes over the fragmented memories of the emotion, each piece become its own entity of structure, composition, and formalism, holding at bay the narrative and personal, juxtaposing them with the abstract. these painting are a story of controlled desire, and manifestation of rational thought.

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LuanMonta Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016  Professional Filmographer
Happy happy birthday, dear fellow deviant! May your wishes become true :D
KokoroArmy Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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touchofthesoul Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!! Have a great day xxbirthday cake
TheJoanaPADJ Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist
Hello and welcome to :iconmundusridiculus: La la la la
We are very happy to have you as a member and we hope to see more of your work on our gallery.
Please just don't forget to read the rules and if you have any question or even suggestions let us know with a note! Meow :3

Other than that, just have fun! Glomp!
Agness-flower Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for thePoints
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Bizriart Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Happy birthday
touchofthesoul Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!!! I wish you the best!
SandraHultsved Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Really amazing gallery!OMG 
FinalFragments Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
knight-of-sand Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome to   :iconmasters-of-painting: :clap:!!

Thank you for your joining this group and hope you will have fun :heart:!!

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