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    Default Arty Seepage from the Egglebeggle

    So, yeah. Went to Hobby Lobby today to get more ATCs. I was informed by the marker and paint dude that they weren't carrying them anymore. As you can imagine, I am way beyond upset. Since, you guys and gals only know me from my ATC and my tiny little details, I thought I might throw some of my bigger stuff up here. Its not all that different from what you see in my cards. My style has always been focusing on details and not so much the full composition. I am also afflicted with a disease called "I give my crap away for free". Some of my stuff I don't have photos of (grrrr) and some of the pictures are kinda crappy or too small.

    Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. - Picasso

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    Denon at the Louvre (unfinished), Acrylic on canvas, 2015 - ?


    Okay, so when people ask what kinda art I do, I always come back to this monstrosity. And its not even finished. The wifey and I went to visit the Louvre in Paris on our honeymoon. Everything was all new, the pyramid, the shops and entranceway just under the pyramid. We had a baby in a stroller with us and were escorted to the babylift on far side of the lobby. When we came out, this is what we saw. I was blown away. Paintings on the wall, the sculpted little lions around the room and these huge paintings on the domed ceiling. I was awestruck and couldn't move. When I got home, I researched every painting that was in the room so that I could paint this.

    That was nine years ago.

    Obviously, I became bored with the lions going around the room. While it demonstrates my love for detail, it also demonstrates my inability to finish anything....
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    Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. - Picasso

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    Joan Jett, Graphite on paper, 2016


    I do love doing portraits. I have only had two people model for me in my life and both became very impatient with the process. Guess they thought it would be all like "draw me like one of your french girls, Jack" and twenty minutes ater I would be done. Hmmph. Anyways, here's a good example of one of them, just for fun.
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    Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. - Picasso

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    Here's a few more...

    Groucho Marx, Graphite on paper, 2016


    Chuck D & Flavor Flav, Graphite on paper, 2016


    Robbie Rotten, Graphite on paper, 2016


    Alas, I forgot to spray the Robbie Rotten and he was severely smeared. Sigh.
    Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. - Picasso

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    Max, Prismacolor on Canson Paper, 2013



    My favorite portrait materials are Canson Paper and Prismacolors. I'm just a poor boy (I need no sympathy - Queen) and have collected Prismacolors piece by piece over the years. This was a portrait of my middle son for my wife for her birthday one year. I have two others and will be starting the youngest this year.

    My grandfather was my inspiration to draw and paint, although my dad certainly encouraged me. In my grandfather's house he had portraits done in charcoal of each of his kids, five in all. I was always drawn to those and spent many hours studying them. I did the same thing but each portrait is done at the age of four.
    Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. - Picasso

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    The Land of Oz (triptych), Prismacolor on paper, 2008




    Another Prismacolor pencil, obviously inspired by Alphonse Mucha and L Frank Baum.
    Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. - Picasso

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    Alice in Wonderland (tryptic), Acrylic on Canvas with textiles, 2000



    Alice through the Looking Glass (tryptic), Acrylic on Canvas with textiles, 2004



    These pictures don't get any bigger, grrr. The center characters are caricatures of my brother's girls. Anna modeled for me in a princess dress with a pot on her head and a plunger in her hand. Poor girl was horrified. The cheshire cat was painted as my mother's cat.
    Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. - Picasso

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    Flintstones vs Jetsons, Acrylic on Canvas, 2004 - 2008




    Boobs. Yeah. Single days.

    I saw this background pattern in a Juxtapoz magazine and have reused in several times, even on an ATC, I beleive.
    Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. - Picasso

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    My Lai, Newspaper collage & Acryllic on board, 2009




    This is a collage done with tiny ripped up bits of newspaper. I've done a couple, both Vietnam themed. It seemed appropriate because the newspaper yellows as it gets older, so the piece looks better ever year it ages.

    Vietnam was one of the first things I learned about on my own where I thought "WTF?" Its kinda like the oppression and slaughter of the native American people and the black slavery in the US. Why isn't the truth about this being taught in schools? If Germany can own up Hitler and the Nazis and teach how they were wrong in their schools, why can't Big Bad America do the same? Sorry if this piece upsets anyone. The text on the sides of the paintings are quotes direct from the Congressional Inquiry. Except for the G-Dub quote. I just found it appropriate at the time.
    Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. - Picasso

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    This is so well done! I tapped on the photo thinkingbit was a thumbnail, and that took me to your Flickr. 30 min later...heeehee...nothing like a fun distraction. You do such great work!
    Keeping my eyes open for the next challenge...

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    So much... Such a wide variety of styles... And all so beautifully done. I think I might want to take a trip down that Flikr feed too lol...
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    Y, thank you, Ladies!

    Yeah, I had a horrid witch of a girlfriend that destroyed everything I had ever drawn. I think my mom has some things I did when I was 5. Other than that, I have maybe 2 or three things left prior to 1995. Everything from high school and early college is gone. I've never wished herpes on anyone so much...
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    Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. - Picasso

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    Haha omg after I got done almost hyperventilating with laughter just now from the herpes wishes....

    This was fabulous to see and to read. What a crazy loss of your art history to lose so much to a crazy person.

    As for the things you shared, fabulous and wonderful and the Vietnam one so heartbreaking. The depths of sickness people can inflict upon others never ceases to amaze me but then so too does their ability for kindness.

    It's really awesome to see more of your works and eegads they no longer sell precuts!? Well you just holler up I can shoot you a fat stack of my cuts. I cut a ton in bulk with my rototrim and keep them all sorted in a ultra pro 4 compartment trading card clear box....I love that thing!! I know Zhouzhou told me once she buys hers in bulk off amazon for a great price for her marker peices.

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